Spend Sunday with Edinburgh University Mountaineering Club members Megan and Lucia at EICA Ratho and also in Ratho Quarry. It was damp and wet in the morning, so we stayed indoors looking at learning-to-lead indoors, and then looking at setting up trad belay anchors We also looked at personal abseils. It dried up a bit […]Read more "Climbing Skills"
Beth, Elaine and I walked into Corrie Fee in Glen Clova to look at winter climbing skills. We climbed ‘E Gully’ – which had some good ice poking through the snow and well frozen turf from the corrie floor. This gave us good a climb. The Corrie had stripped back a lot overnight, and the […]Read more "Teaching winter climbing in Corrie Fee"
Alex, Alasdair and I headed to the Northern Corries to find some winter to climb in after Saturday’s thaw. There is some evidence of Storm Doris, but the snow line was back up to around 900 metres. We headed into Coire Laogh Mor, as the winds on tops looked very strong and we wanted some […]Read more "Winter climbing skills"
Josh, Griffen and I headed up to Coire an Lochan in the Northern Coires hoping to find from hard snow and ice to climb. I reckoned after the meltdown last weekend and the temperature inversion this week, any surviving snow would be hard and icy. We were rewarded with some excellent hard snow and a fair […]Read more "Ice in Coire an Lochain"