A frustrating winter to far with lots a thawing snow – some photos so far: November: AMI short-roping training day in Glencoe (photos Simon Wells) Late November: Back to the Buchallie for a wet scrambling day December: Winter staff training day at Firbush (Photos Firbush) 12th Jan: Winter Skills Course at Firbush […]Read more "Winter So Far"
Eh? Wondering how to navigate the change in award names? Following on from the change of name of the “Single Pitch Award” to “Rock Climbing Instructor”, the Mountaineering Instructor qualifications have changed their names to Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor https://www.mountain-training.org/latest-news/mountaineering-instructor-qualifications-renamed Any changes? Nope – still providing instruction, […]Read more "MIC = WMCI?"
Winter looks like it make make one more brief appearance next weekend, but here are some photos from this winter:Read more "Winter Round-up"
A weekend of two halves – Saturday was mild and wet and the team from Firbush Outdoor Centre with Tom and Stephen had a late start and headed up Beinn Sheasgarnaich to try and find some snow patches. I joined them on Sunday as the temperature dropped, bringing wind, snow and cold temperatures overnight. This […]Read more "Winter Skills at Firbush"
Today I was working on a course for Glenmore Lodge. Misty day at times which cleared to a give us a cloud invesion as we came off the hill. Felt wintery, even with the much depleted snow pack in places. What snow there is is hard and icy with dodgy runouts, so axes and crampons […]Read more "Winter mountaineering course"