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 […]

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Winter Skills Training

Staff training at EICA Ratho today. We were out in the Ben Lawers area looking at snow pack assessment, teaching winter skills, looking at short roping and practicing winter nav. Firmer snow and ice higher up, but a the freezing level was near the summit.

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Meall Greigh

A misty day on this Munro in the Ben Lawers group. Stayed mainly dry but misty at the top and flat features required some nav. practice. Note – not a GPS in sight!

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Martin and I visited Cam Chreag to the south of Meall nan Tarmachan and Meal Garbh. We were looking for a route called Lozenge, but climbed something which more or less matched the desciption, but was too easy and short. It wasn’t in the guide book, nor SMC Journals, so we called it Rhombus Buttress. […]

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