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 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.
I was working for Tarmachan Mountaineering today down Glen Feshie. It was the last day of a week of winter fun and we managed to find some great snow banks to dig some emergency shelters in along with some ice axe arrests and crampon skills. It was a fairly windy day and lots of fresh […]
I was working on a winter skills course in the Cairngorms for Steven Fallon this weekend. There’s a trip report about the days on Steven’s Blog!
I was out to introduce a young couple to the joys of the Cairngorms in winter with looking at some basic footwork before introducing ice axe and crampons. The plan had been to head up onto the plateau, but we were having too much fun in the snow in the northern corries! There were loads […]
I was out in the Cairngorms today with Chris to do a wee refresher on her winter skills before some bigger winter days. We headed out into the Northern Corries of the Cairngorms on a fairly windy day that turned into a very productive day. It was a busy day and we walked over […]
After the stormy start to 2015 and being tied up with Jury duty for the first week of the year it was great to get back out into the snow and ice to run a winter skills weekend for Steven Fallon Mountain Guides. The weather forecast was to be the stormiest of the year so […]
It was a very cold icy start to the winter skills day i was running from Newtonmore today with a good sheen of black ice on the Glen Road forcing us to leave the vehicles and walk up to the hills from the village. We made good time with the group from Merchiston School and […]