Knotting slings and using them as lanyards – is it safe?

(Update of a post I made in 2011) I made the mistake recently of posting on There had been some discussion about multi-pitch belays, and this deviated to someone posting about sling strength, and quoting DMM’s testing of sling strength. It’s worth watching the DMM video:┬«-Slings ) My interpretation of this was […]

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Up on Meall Tarmachan looking at some winter skills. Mhairi, Pamela, Andrew, Adam and I looked movement skills and also some rope work. It was a blustery day with snow falling at times. The wind had scoured the slopes with a south-easterly aspects and moved them to northerly aspects. The freezling level was just below […]

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Windy Corries

Very windy northern corries this weekend – saturday climbed Haston Line after getting thrown about on the walk in to Coire an t’sneachda. Route in good condition – an ice climb at present! On an AMI training workshop today – colder and still blowing a bit, but nothing like yesterday. Snow pack mainly firm and […]

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Stob Coire nan Lochan, Glencoe

Lee, Andrew and I went to Stob Coire nan Lochan in Glencoe today. The forecast was pretty wild, but it wasn’t actually that bad once on route. We climbed Ordinary Route, abseiled off then had a quick sprint up Dorsal Arete. The turf was in great condition, and the crag had ice in places, but […]

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