MIC = WMCI?

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 Skills at Firbush

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"

Winter mountaineering course

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"

Winter Training Day

¬† Up on Meall Tarmachan again, this time with the Firbush Centre’s staff preparing for the winter season with some staff training. We managed to get the best of the day and had a stunning afternoon revising movement skills coaching for winter mountaineering and walk; and talking over digital mapping, route planning and going over […]

Read more "Winter Training Day"