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2 days ago
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What can I say? The weather is going from one extreme to another! Dare I say it... It was almost to hot to climb today at Bennybeg! πŸ™‚

Today I had the company of a family group Keith, Rachel, Chloe and two Aspect regulars Kathy and Colin both experienced climbers. πŸ™‚

We enjoyed a very relaxed session, dashing from the crag to shade between climbs.! Keith, Rachel and Chloe all refreshed previous skills, tying in with a suitable knot, how to connect a belay device, and how to belay safely. πŸ™‚

Kathy and Colin both got lots of climbing in as well. πŸ™‚

Fantastic as always to see a group develop, bong and support each other! πŸ™‚

Andy, 7th August 2022 πŸ™‚

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Many thanks. A good session brought to an end for me by a strangely behaving finger.

Lewis Findlay

3 days ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Neilston Quarry again today, with Scott. πŸ™‚ Scott in the past has used guides to complete an ascent of the Inn Pinn, part of the Black Cuillin and the famous Tower Ridge on the North Face of Ben Nevis.

Todays focus was giving Scott an insight into how rock climbing works and becoming comfortable at seconding for a lead climber. πŸ™‚

We looked at tying in with a suitable knot, an appropriate belay device and how to set it up correctly. Belaying for a lead climber. How to remove protection, rack it on your harness and how to use a nut key to assist with removing protection. πŸ™‚

The session went well considering the weather was not exactly playing ball with a strong cold wind blowing and scattered showers. Scott soon picked up all the skills required to second for a lead climber and we made the most of having the crag to ourselves! πŸ™‚

Another belter of a session! Andy, 6th August 2022 πŸ™‚

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Thanks Andy. A great day! Learned loads, had a laugh and appreciated the way you made it look so simple.πŸ™„

4 days ago
Aspect Mountaineering

A super fun family session this afternoon at Neilston Quarry with Sophie and her two boys. Ruaridh and Finlay. πŸ™‚

The session was slow to start, as we had to wait for things to dry out as a rain shower passed over just before we arrived.

It not take long for the boys to get used to climbing on real rock, and for Sophie to pick up belaying for the two boys. πŸ™‚

As always, it is good to see a family group develop, support each other and most importantly complete loads of climbs! πŸ™‚

An awesome afternoon, Andy 5th August 2022 πŸ™‚
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Had great fun Andy, thanks for having us!

Well done Soph-iee J Cr-ee πŸ₯°

5 days ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Auchinstarry Quarry this evening with a mixed bunch of super enthusiastic climbers! πŸ™‚ Some returning clients and others newbies to Aspect Mountaineering. πŸ™‚

We had one family group, a lovely couple trying something new before tying the knot at the weekend and three returning clients with grand children a long to experience climbing outdoors. πŸ™‚

It was a very pleasant laid back session, with lots of climbing and thankfully the rain stayed away! πŸ™‚

A huge thanks to the entire Aspect Mountaineering team this evening! πŸ™‚ Ruaridh, Cameron, Jimmy, Adam and last but not least Little Mary. πŸ™‚ Awesome work as always! πŸ™‚

More climbing tomorrow, Andy 4th August 2022 πŸ™‚

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My friends and I had a fantastic time last night. Really well organised and everybody really friendly. Will definitely be back 😁

Great fun once again ! Many thanks to all the team 😊

We loved it tonight Andy, thanks again πŸ™‚

One if the best nights ever!!!

Hi! I'm interested in trying this and had sent an email enquiry a few weeks ago. What is the minimum age for this please?

Tony Boyle

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6 days ago
Aspect Mountaineering

I've been enjoying a very busy spell here at Aspect Mountaineering, delivering introductory rock climbing sessions, guided mountain walks and trying my best to keep up with admin! It is overwhelming and super enjoyable! πŸ™‚

This evening I was at Neilston Quarry with Nikki Connolly and her merry bunch of Ladies! All returning clients! πŸ™‚ It was the first time any of them had tried rock climbing! πŸ™‚ There were some doubts, some nerves and a lot of "no way, I'm not doing that"! πŸ™‚

With the support of the Aspect Mountaineering team, everyone of these Ladies completed climbing routes ranging from VD-HVS! πŸ™‚ That is a super achievement! πŸ™‚ A huge well done to all the Ladies that attended this evening! πŸ™‚

A massive shout out to the team! Ruaridh, on form as always! A big thanks to Cameron and Jimmy, both RCI trainees who are showing real commitment to completing the RCI award. πŸ™‚

A belter of a session, Andy 3rd August 2022 πŸ™‚

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Fab evening, great team of guys showing us the ropes, great experience!

Fab evening thanks to everyone for your guidance and support and encouragement would highly recommend πŸ‘Œ

well done ladies πŸ‘ sorry I missed out! will get booked up for another shortly! πŸ‘

1 week ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Part two with returning clients Kirsty and Heather. This time taking the skills learned in the first session to the next level. πŸ™‚

First up was introducing, Kirsty and Heather to the Petzl Connect Adjust, a very simple lanyard for connecting yourself to the bolts/lower offs. And then time to introduce, threading lower offfs. πŸ™‚

Once this process was wired, straight back into lead climbing. πŸ™‚

During the course of the session Kirsty and Heather got to climb using different ropes of different diameters. It is crucial you match the right rope with the correct belay device. It is also very important to feel the difference of how different ropes with different diameters perform with different belay devices. πŸ™‚

Last but not least we introduced the Edilrid Ohm, a fantastic device that when used correctly can address the weight different between climbers. πŸ™‚

A full on session, with lots of learning and most importantly. Lots of climbing! πŸ™‚

Another day making the most of summer! Andy, 31st July 2022 πŸ™‚

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Must have just missed you, was there this afternoon

1 week ago
Aspect Mountaineering

It is always a good feeling to welcome back returning clients. Kirsty and Heather joined me earlier this summer season for an Introduction to Sport Climbing and decided they wanted to learn a little more. πŸ™‚

It was a nice chilled session starting off with some bottom-roped climbing, just to get into the swing of things and refresh the skills learned from the Introductory session. Nice neat knots when tying in, good belaying, good belay stance and keeping a tentative eye on the climber. πŸ™‚

We progressed skills by playing some belaying games and taking the belaying from bottom-roped belaying to belaying for a lead climber. Looked at clipping the rope into quickdraws and played more games. πŸ™‚

Then moved on to a simulated lead climb using a bottom rope for security. Once all the pieces came together, Kirsty and Heather both lead their fist sport climbing routes. πŸ™‚

More to follow, Andy 30th July 2022 πŸ™‚

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2 weeks ago
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What can I say...? Another belter of a session at Auchinstarry Quarry with this super keen bunch from the walk, run, cycle in and around East Dunbartonshire group. πŸ™‚

For everybody in this group this was a totally new and exciting experience. Everybody pushed themselves, to try and then try a little harder. Pushed themselves beyond their comfort zone. The smiles say it all! πŸ™‚

A huge thank you to all that participated and pushed themselves. This is what Aspect Mountaineering thrives on! πŸ™‚

Another massive thank you to my team this evening, Ruaridh and Cameron. Both worked hard to make this evening a success. πŸ™‚

Nothing makes me happier, than introducing folk to rock climbing! Andy, 27th July 2022 πŸ™‚

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Thank you to you and your fantastic team. Will definitely recommend it

Looked like an awesome night, Andy 😁 Well done one and all! β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸ»

Thank you Andrew James Thorley and your team, made us all feel very safe - a great experience and good time was had by all πŸ’•

Well done everyone looks great fun

Thank you so much - Eva has previously tried abseiling and hated it! But she loved this session - so much she wants to come back!

It was a brilliant night, you guys are amazing at what you do 😊

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2 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Ben Nevis via the CMD Arete today, with this bunch of super of keen nutters! πŸ™‚

I'd have to be honest the weather forecast was not the best. Calm in the morning with showers followed by increasing wind speeds and heavy rain late afternoon.

We set out early, so we could avoid the worst of the high wind speeds whilst on the Arete, the plan worked well. πŸ™‚ Reaching the abseil point at the end of the arete and the beginning of the climb up onto the summit of Ben Nevis just as things started to get wild. πŸ™‚

The whole group showed amazing determination to keep pushing on to gain the summit of Ben Nevis. Here we stopped to refuel, rehydrate and celebrate the groups success with a photograph before descending with haste! πŸ™‚

It was absolute blast to be out with this group of ladies today. πŸ™‚ Inspirational, to watch them achieve their goals. Well done Ladies! πŸ™‚

A huge shout out to James Orpwood! Thank you for all the hard work today! πŸ™‚

Andy, 23 July 2022

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Omg 😲 Hats off to you all What an achievement πŸ‘ It was mental at the summit yesterday 🌬🌧 We eyeballed it and that was scary enough πŸ‘€ Muchos kudos

Well done. Mad as hatters !

Thanks again for your support yesterday… it was quite a day πŸ₯Ύ

Big thank you to both Andrew and James for their encouragement and support throughout the day! πŸ‘ It was amazing! πŸ€—

Thanks to Andrew & James for looking after us and your support. What an awesome day.πŸ—»πŸ§—‍β™€οΈπŸ—» ✌️

Thanks so much for a great day and pushing us forward when we needed it 😎

Well done, absolutely fantastic achievement! Xx

Thanks so much Andy and James, what a cracking day. Absolutely loved the arete😍😊

Thank you Andy (and James) for guiding us round this amazing arête route. Loved your calm and encouraging manner and also the banter 😜. It really heartened me to see that your sole goal was to ensure we achieved our own goal. Keep up the great work!

Great photos and we'll done everryone.

Thank you so much for looking after us and all your support. What an amazing adventure.

Thanks Andy and James, these pictures are class! Can't wait for Liathach next week 😊

well done Janet Grealey and Gillian McMeeking what an amazing achievement.

Janet Lax wonder if this is the other route?? From the CMD we did in June?

Booked for this at end of August. I'm really looking forward to it. What's the minimum number of people you need to run the day?

Well done to you xx

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3 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Rain? What rain? Very pleasant climbing conditions today at Neilston Quarry. πŸ™‚ Overcast, gentle breeze and much cooler. πŸ™‚

Today I met up with returning client Marika! The last time we climbed together was just after the first lockdown.

We completed Crack Corner VD**, Intrusion Line VD and the crag classic Willie's Route S**. An awesome mini session!

Ben Nevis tomorrow, hope the weather holds! Andy, 22nd July 2022 πŸ™‚

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3 weeks ago
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Neilston Quarry again! With returning client Megan, friend Liz and Buddy the dog! πŸ™‚

A very pleasant, relaxed session helping Megan refresh the skills necessary to second for a lead climber with Liz a competent second to give support to Megan. πŸ™‚

A top session with these two belters! Both British Military Vets looking for a new direction in their careers. πŸ™‚

Making the most of the good weather, Andy 21st July 2022. πŸ™‚

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Go Megan Clark πŸ‘ Action girl ✌️πŸ’ͺ

3 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Never thought I would say it... But it was to hot to climb today...! πŸ™‚

Not many photographs from todays family session with James, Fergus and Annie... πŸ™‚

It was a dash from the shade to the crag for a climb and a dash back to the shade to try and cool down..! πŸ™‚

Both boys did really well completing Pinkerton's Corner S, Kristeen's Crack S* , Crack Corner VD*, Intrusion Line VD and finishing with Willie's Route S**. All before the blistering heat got to be to much to handle...! πŸ™‚

Good effort from both boys, Andy 18th July 2022. πŸ™‚

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Hoooooooooooot!

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Keen for either date if possible!

3 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Bennybeg today with this wee belter, Megan Clark. Megan wanted to refresh her belaying skills as well as try sport climbing for the first time. πŸ™‚

It was a nice chilled session, we played some belaying games to get Megan back into the swing of things. Then the rain came on? What happened to this heat wave and scorching sunshine?

A little break whilst things dried and we pretty much climbed everything at Sector One of Bennybeg. πŸ™‚ Another brilliant session and good to see Megan growing in confidence as the session progressed. πŸ™‚

Neilston Quarry tomorrow with a family group! Looking forward to it already! Andy, 17th July 2022 πŸ™‚

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She is a belter πŸ‘ πŸ₯°

3 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Rosyth Quarry is proving to be a popular venue this year for introductory rock climbing sessions. It is a small quarry not far from Edinburgh. πŸ™‚

Today I had the great company of Shaz (mentalist!), Louise (partner in crime to Shaz) and Andrew. All newbies to Aspect Mountaineering. πŸ™‚

We had an absolute blast of a session! We started off by refreshing some basic skills. How to tie in using a suitable knot, belaying with a grigri, backing up the belayer. Followed loads of climbing in glorious sunshine with lots of laughs along the way.! πŸ™‚

Another brilliant session and great fun to watch these three form a team, helping out with the belaying, tying in and supporting each whilst climbing. πŸ™‚

Another brilliant session, Andy 16th July 2022

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Fantastic Shaz, you looks amazing, well done πŸ‘

Thanks for a really great day what an experience...1st of many outdoor climbs 🀩 πŸ’ͺ what a team.

4 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Auchinstarry Quarry again with this lovely couple, 14th July 2022. Janet And Steven both newbies to Aspect Mountaineering that wanted to experience rock climbing for the first time. πŸ™‚

We started off with Access Route, Diff, moved on to Anarchist, VDiff and finished with Mister, Ye Can Walk up Roon the Back, Severe. Three excellent routes in the bag! πŸ™‚

Absolutely amazing to work with this couple, both pushing themselves beyond their comfort limits and overcoming fears! πŸ™‚

Awesome session! Andy, 15th July 2022

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Thanks for being such a brilliant teacher! Great to meet another North Easterner, too!

4 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Auchinstarry Quarry to Neilston Quarry to run an evening Introductory Rock Climbing session for returning client June and Aspect newbie Laura on the 13th July 2022. πŸ™‚

We started off with Pinkerton's Corner S, hopped over to Crack Corner VD and then Intrusion Line VD. Finishing with the classic Willie's Route. πŸ™‚

Fantastic to see June and Laura growing in confidence over the course of this short session. πŸ™‚

Another awesome session! Andy, 14th July 2022

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Thanks again Andrew it was fab really enjoyed it πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ

4 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Another amazing session at Auchinstarry Quarry today, introducing Eileen and family to rock climbing. πŸ™‚ This family group totally smashed it! πŸ™‚

During the course of the session, new skills were learned. Tying in with a suitable knot, good communication, completing buddy checks and belaying safely. πŸ™‚ The climbing was awesome! πŸ™‚

Always nice to work with new clients! A huge thank you to Eileen for arranging this session! πŸ™‚ Davy, Shannagh, Naimh, Aaran and Keira for coming along! πŸ™‚

Super fun session, Really enjoyed it! πŸ™‚ Andy, 13th July 2022

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#auchinstarryquarry
#kilsyth
#scotland
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Great day. Thank you xx

Great job girls 🀩🀩Niamh Stevenson Shannagh Hynd

4 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

8th July 2022, and another very successful session at Auchinstarry Quarry. This time with three members of my long-term coaching group. Kathy, Rachie and Anne. πŸ™‚

We warmed up on the main slab, before going into setting future goals. Not just for the members of the group, myself included.

Rachie would like to second Mr Men VS 4b** clean, Kathy wants to second I-Spy E2 5c* clean, Anne wants to regain confidence on the rock following COVID and myself I want to lead I-Spy E2 5c* clean. πŸ™‚

A good session, with appropriate goals set, a little more hard work and success will prevail. πŸ™‚

Thanks to Kathy, Rachie and Anne for coming along. Andy, 12th July 2022 πŸ™‚

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Watching you from the boathouse 🍷

Goals being achieved x

4 weeks ago
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Time to play catch up...! πŸ™‚

At one point I thought this session would never go ahead... Unpredictable weather and then the chaos of arranging other dates to suit all... We got there in the end...! πŸ™‚

This fabulous group of ladies all met through a wild swimming group and decided to mix things up with a little bit of climbing at Auchinstarry Quarry. πŸ™‚

Another awesome session and a huge thank you to Cameron who came along to shadow and Yvonne for the photo's. πŸ™‚

Sunshine, climbing and lots of laughs! πŸ™‚ Andy 11th July 2022.

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Loved it ... great way to get off the sofa on an evening πŸ‘βœŒοΈπŸ§—‍♀️

Great night would love to try again when my sciatica has calmed down. I felt it hindered me a little. Great support from the guys and the girls x

Great night , good fun, thanks πŸ§—‍♀️

Thanks for a fun evening! πŸ§—‍♀️πŸ’ͺ

Well done everyone

Brilliant

Janet

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