I was guiding for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides for a long weekend based in Torridon climbing the hills in the Coulin forest on the south side of the glen and Slioch to finish. There were some mixed conditions and a spectacular day on Sgurr Ruadh & Beinn Liath Mhor so for more photos and a […]
I was out guiding for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides this weekend though it was all change from the original plans due to many folk not being able to travel as a result of all the snow. It was a fun couple of days with those who had escaped the snow and there is a write-up […]
I was running a winter skills course for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides this weekend in the Cairngorms in rather icy conditions. There’s a write-up on Steven’s Blog!
The Mamores were in great condition as I met up with Duncan for a walk up from the Kinlochleven side. It was a good morning as we climbed up through the woodlands above Kinlochleven and there was even a bit of sunshine on the summit of Mam na Gualainn. Our plan was to work our […]
We had a fantastic holiday to Shetland exploring as many places as possible as a recce for a geology themed trip I’ll be guiding on later this year for About Argyle. The weather was wonderful with cold winds, sunshine, hail squalls, some snow and once extremely icy morning. Our adventures took us to the south […]
I was guiding for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides this weekend in the Cairngorms and Glen Feshie Hills. There’s a write-up on Steven’s Blog!
The weather forecast looked mixed for the western highlands so Valerie and I had a quick change of plan and took a chance heading north to climb Ben Hope. After a warm night at the Tongue Hostel, which we shared with 3 climbers who were heading for Ben Hope looking at new routes we were feeling […]
I was out with Rob today hoping to head for Ben Macdui and return over Cairngorm if the weather and conditions would allow. We set off in some fresh snow from the Cairngorm ski centre and made our way out past Coire an Lochain to climb up onto the plateau. It was soon obvious we […]
I had a fantastic catch up with my friend Simon as we went out for a winter visit to Faindouran Bothy going from Glenmore via some deep snow. It was a fun adventure with a quiet bothy, whisky and banter not to mention a lot of trail breaking and a good deal of sunshine!
I was out with Kit and Patrick the last couple of days looking at basic winter skills. There was a lot of icy ground that became buried under lots of fresh snow on Saturday. We ended up doing some great crampon work, ice axe basics and emergency shelters and featured a lot about route choice […]