The stunning weather has continued in North Wales this weekend, and I was lucky to be working for Ibex Guides, a company run by friends of mine, IFMGA guides Rocio and Owen. The basis was for six guys to be prepared for a guided ascent of Mont Blanc in a few months time. So we aimed to cover the basics of ropework, and a large amount of ground, moving quickly and in good coordination with one another on the rope.
It was great to be working with somebody else in this terrain to share ideas and experiences. A new route on Tryfan for me which is very rare these days.
We chose to descend down the North Ridge (1). Where we practiced some roped lowers and stacked abseils.
Day 2: I think Rocio headed up the Seniors Direct Route, then Cneifion Arete. While my team went up Idwal Buttress (2) and the Continuation Route (2), then I let them practice their lowers, short-roping and descent down the Idwal slabs exit gully.