The forecast was 50:50 as to whether we would get a view today in the northern corries of the Cairngorms, but we were optimistic as we set off from the ski centre. I was out with Faris and Yazeed today enjoying a classic walk around rim of Coire an Lochain and Coire an t-Sneachda in […]
I had a great catch up with my mate Tim this morning as we headed out first thing to climb Fiacaill ridge in the Cairngorms. It was in good condition with lots of fresh snow and drifting evident, but as forecast the morning was not as good as the afternoon. We did however get it all […]
I was guiding a walk for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides today and the weather forced a change in our plans for Ben Macdui to Bynack Mor plus the ski road was closed. We headed out and enjoyed a wild day that saw us walking through blizzards from 500m and eventually forced to abandon due to high […]
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 guiding for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides this weekend in the Cairngorms and Glen Feshie Hills. There’s a write-up on Steven’s Blog!
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 […]
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 had a short day out in the Cairngorms today with a distinctly icy theme! Headed into Coire an t-Sneachda before climbing up not the plateau and traversing Cairngorm coming back down via windy ridge. It was busy on the slopes and in the corries. The snow certainly has frozen though with a lot of […]