After a prolonged journey back from the alps on Saturday night i was looking forward to getting back on home turf to do some freelance guiding work in the Peak District.
All that sun and rich food in France can put you into a false sense of security.
Anyway, more about my time in Le Grand-Bornard in my next blog.
My clients on Sunday were in preparation for treks to the summit of Mount Kenya and a five day trek through the Grand Canyon. As part of their trek training they wanted to get plenty of ascent in their day walk so they could be well adapted to a specific level of exertion whilst trekking. All of the clients had completed previous day walks and trek training walks before so they knew what to expect.
We started by heading up William Clough which was a good choice of route as it kept us sheltered by the strong winds on the Kinder plateau for a while. We then turned to the east and headed along the northern edge of Kinder Scout, down Fairbrook Naze then back up Fairbrook and over Kinder Scout to Kinder Downfall. As the wind was strong from the south-west we were treated to seeing the Downfall getting blown back on its self in an arc of spray. It was quite an impressive sight that we all appreciated.
We ended the day by heading back along the Pennine way and then branching off at Red Brook down to Hayfield. It was nice to be back in the Peak District after a week of winter training and luxury in the French alps. I wish all my clients happy times and great memories on the treks they are about to start.