The wind and rain seem to have abated to give us proper winter. Low snow and freezing levels has allowed some climbing on lower crags. I was on Ben Ledi with Anna and Joy. We Climbed a a 200m+ grade II on Creag Ghorn which had plenty of snow on it and gave an interesting, […]Read more "Southern Highlands"
A very challenging period of weather over the last few days with Storm Ciara followed in quick succession by Storm Denis. Saturday saw the Firbush Winter Skills course head up the lower slopes of Ben More to find some sheltered snow. This sort of worked, but given the very strong winds and quantity of rain, […]Read more "Avoiding Denis"
Interesing weekend of weather in Glencoe with Halli Wild and wet early on Saturday cleared somewhat to a mild and mainly dry afternoon. Wet, thawing, snowpack in Stob Coire nan Lochan. Sunday was cold and snowy on the tops. The snow had frozen hard giving good climbing on the snowy gully lines. […]Read more "Glencoe"
Some photos of Ian in the NE Coire of Ben Ledi. Good ground for an introduction to winter mountaineering.Read more "Winter Returns – Ben Ledi"
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 […]Read more "Winter So Far"