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 […]

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Winter Climbing Skills

  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 […]

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Intro to Winter Climbing

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 […]

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Breezy Cairngorms 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 […]

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