Last week we were lucky enough to match our diary dates for climbers with a heatwave in North Wales. This week the only part of the country that seems to have been dry has been the far north west of Scotland... where by coincidence Diff was doing a bit of filming for the BBC - on The Old Man of Stoer in fact.
The Old Man of Stoer
Diff was far better qualified to film that one than me, having climbed it twice already. And this time some nice mountain guides rigged a tyrolean traverse so he didn't even have to get his feet wet.
Meanwhile I escaped the rain to do a photoshoot in Alien Rock, Edinburgh.
Here's a picture of a route that every local will know; one of Reuben Welch's 'permanet' moulded resin creations that has been testing climbers for 12 or so years now.
Kev Shields at Alien Rock, Edinburgh
Bet all of you that have climbed it didn't realise it was that steep. Oh, how the camera CAN lie (if the photographer works hard enough)