After rearranging our planned walk up Bidean nam Bian from earlier in the week due to extremely strong winds I was out in Glencoe with Colin making an attempt on Bidean today. We enjoyed some fantastic sunshine and blue skies early on as we climbed straight up into Coire an Lochain where we entered the […]
I was guiding for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides today with a plan to climb Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire Sgreamhach, but the thawing deep wet snow and some windy conditions on the summit of Stob Coire nan Lochan saw us running out of time. There’s a write-up on Steven’s blog!
It was a good day in Glencoe and I was out guiding a couple along the Aonach Eagach so we were pleased the winds were light. We made good time up the steep walk to Am Bodach and were soone absorbed in the scrambling on the way over to Meall Dearg. The sunshine made […]
After all the fun of escaping the deep snows in Ullapool, Fife and the Trossachs imagine my surprise to discover a much less snowy though no less cold Glencoe!
I had a bit of thyme… So I went for a wee adventure on Aonach Dubh in Glencoe today in glorious sunshine. My destination was to explore the scramble route Rhyolite Rhomp, which is described as an exposed walk rather than much scrambling. It was sensational! The ledge marking the geological boundary between the Andesite […]
A mixed forecast for the weekend saw us heading up into Coire nan Lochan with a few winter climbers, but when we set off up out of the corrie for the summit we didn’t meet anybody all day and only saw the odd old footprint the whole way! There was a lot of snow and […]
It was another very cold night with plenty of ice scraping as a warm up in the morning. The sunrise was wonderful and there were a few photographers out enjoying it. Headed up summit buttress on Stob Beinn a’Chrulaise opposite Buachaille Etive Mor as a none snowy option for a scramble. It was a vegetated […]
It was an icy van when I woke up with a good cover on the windscreen allthough some of it was fresh slushfall so don’t be fooled by the photograph! I went for a wander up to look at Curved ridge and found an impressive amount of snow and ice on the ground making it […]
It was all change on Monday with winter conditions on the hills in Glencoe. Headed up the zigzag route up the nose of Gearraonach and up the ridge towards Stob Coire nan Lochan with Kate and Dan. We were followed by a juvenile golden eagle for the first couple of zigzags! The weather came in […]
Well another one of my 10 mini challenges was on the cards and technically happened but not really in the way I would have liked it to! I was happily camped in the Lost Valley or Coire Garbhail as it is really to be known. Just enjoying a phenomenally wild and extremely wet evening meal […]