Climbing The Mountain With Caleb

May has come and gone, and I’m thinking June has a spring in her step, much like May’s! The Kuffner Ridge, also know as the Frontier Ridge, on Mount Maudi was first climbed by Mortiz von Kuffner with Alexander Burgener, Josef Furrer, and a porter in 1887 and is one of these classic routes. This ridge is a complex buttress of exposed ridge and towers holding an entire days-worth of moderate mixed climbing and snow spines.

So I hauled up the anchor and motored round the end of Eilean an Tighe to the western side of the isthmus. This anchorage is open to the swell of the Little Minch and disturbed by the tidal movement through the Sound of Shiant. Despite this, with the light wind blowing Coral away from the islands, she felt safer. Two Danish yachts had already taken the best positions but I was able to find a spot where the anchor held closer inshore.

The camp site grew larger by the hour as more people showed up. The sun went down; we had a few beers, a few laughs and then a few hours of sleep before our planned 8:00am departure from our mini-city. The last song we heard on the drive to the trail head was not planned, nor was it a coincidence, because I don’t believe in those. It was good old mountain magic. Synchronicity, if you will.mountain

We will enjoy the presence of the Lord, the fellowship of the believers, and the ministry of Bro. Larry Booker and Bro. Joel Booker for 4 nights and 3 days. Registration forms are now available on the FORMS page. We must provide the campground with accurate counts several weeks in advance, so register as soon as you can.mountain

Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.mountain