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!
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 running a weekend winter skills course in the Cairngorms for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides this weekend in some great snow conditions with a day of bright skies and a day of more wintry skies! You can see a write-up over on Steven’s Blog here!
It was a lovely and busy day out in the Cairngorms today running a one day winter skills introduction for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides. We stayed in the northern corries and enjoyed some great up close views of Hares and Ptarmigan whilst we looked at footwork, ice axe arrests and crampons skills.
I was working for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides today down near Ben Lawers on an introduction to winter day. It was a beautiful day and lots of deep fresh snow down to low levels making trail breaking a priority. We managed to get a few ice axe arrests in whilst covering the basics of footwork […]
I was running a winter skills course for Gary at Tarmachan Mountaineering in the Cairngorms this weekend. It was for a father and son wanting a real introduction to winter skills as well as the Scottish Mountains. The weather delivered us some great snowy conditions with a lot of fresh drifting snow most of the time. […]
I was running a winter skills course for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides this weekend in some very mixed conditions though we did have plenty of snow! There’s a write-up over on Steven’s Blog.
I was out running a Winter Skills course for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides this weekend enjoying some great winter conditions. There’s a post on Steven’s blog about the course.