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"
Today I was working on a course for Glenmore Lodge. Misty day at times which cleared to a give us a cloud invesion as we came off the hill. Felt wintery, even with the much depleted snow pack in places. What snow there is is hard and icy with dodgy runouts, so axes and crampons […]Read more "Winter mountaineering course"
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 was working for Glenmore Lodge on an introduction to winter mountaineering course this weekend. Dry but very windy at times on Saturday. Sunny, cold and a bit breezy today, but with super hard snow and great ice on both days. Snow pack is hard and firm at the moment, but with some serious run […]Read more "Mountaineering weekend"
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"