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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
I was out running an introduction to snowshoeing course for CNDo Scotland in the Drumochter hills today in some challenging winter conditions. We headed up towards Geal Charn exploring the techniques for walking in snowshoes as well as looking at route choice when using them. It was a great session and we decided to go […]
I’d been planning a trip with Chris, Paul and Martin in the Cairngorms for a winter adventure that started as a possible snow hole trip before changing to a wild camping trip due to the thawing snow and finally became a winter skills weekend as the stormy conditions came blowing in! We had a great […]
I was out guiding for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides today taking a couple up their first mountain and we enjoyed a classic winter day on Cairngorm and even had the summit all to ourselves!