Friday, 22 July 2011

the isle of lewis

As the previous post indicated, we never had the most successful climbing trip in history.

It was the first time that either of us had been to the Isle of Lewis. 

By the time we had deciphered the guide book; found the correct geo; figured out where the abseil line was; figured out where the actual route goes; it was either time to go home or the rain had started. 

So, instead of having an impressive route list with multiple classics ticked, we have an impressive list of amazing bands who we (yes, catrin too!) bopped along to at the Heb Celt Fest 2011.

The 4 star classics were without a doubt the Peatbog Faeries who stole the show.  

Three star classics would have to include Seth Lakeman, Ahab, Manran and Fullsceilidh Spelemannslag

KT Tunstall could only be given 2 stars :)

So, if you plan climbing on the little isle of Lewis, take a surf board, a stack of dvd's to watch and be prepared to just go with the weather :) 

Combine it with a bit of damn good music and you will have a trip to remember.