Usually meet up at the team base. At Torridon youth hostel. Quick briefing. Off to the training for the day. Then first task was to make up a rope lanyards..
Then we’re off to crags above Sheildaig primary school. Short quick hike up the hill. We were then split in to two teams of three. We then set up a 3 point anchor. With Jim reminding us of ‘VIE’ : vector , independent, equalised. Each of the teams then checked over the other teams anchor system.
We then did a abseil. Down one rope. Using a ID then ascended the other rope. Either using the ID or a grigri with a jumar. We then had turn about setting up a lower and a hoist. Organizing every thing our self. While Jim stood back and had a watchful eye over us.
Midges then started getting bad by this time. so to finish up the day. We went slightly along the hill. Where Jim showed us how to use tat. Round a spike to set up an anchor for a stacked abseil.
by Ron Robertson