Milder yesterday with freezing levels above the tops. Snow pack has softened and there is loose rock around. Wild and and windy tomorrow!Read more "Northern Corries"
Mixed weekend of weather working for Glenmore Lodge. Saturday was wild, windy and snowy, so we stayed low looking a snow anchors and revising movement skills Sunday was a stunner at times – softshell ‘n’ shades day. Looking over to Coire an t’Sneacha we could see a large avalanche crown wall running from Jacob’s right […]Read more "Caringorms"
I spent the weekend with Edinburgh University Mountaineering Club looking and winter climbing skills. [ Saturday I spent with Tuva and Erling moving along the Fiaciall Ridge. A busy day on the ridge – most people electing not to venture onto the slope in corries. Lots of wind loading on the scarps and exits […]Read more "Winter Climbing Skills"
I was working for Glenmore Lodge the last weekend on an Introduction to Winter Climbing course with Martin and Colum in the Northern Corries. Mild conditions made it a challenge to find good climbing, but on Saturday we climbed a route up to Fiacall Buttress to give some pretty good climbing on snow, frozen turf and some […]Read more "Intro to Winter Climbing"
I’ve been working for Summit Ascent this weekend. On bright but breezy Saturday, Dave, Mel and I headed up to Coire na Ciste in the Northern Caringorms. Mel and Dave had never been out in winter before, never winter climbed, nor donned crampons, so we had a wander to find some hard, scoured snow […]Read more "Breezy Cairngorms Climbing"