Eh? Wondering how to navigate the change in award names? Following on from the change of name of the “Single Pitch Award” to “Rock Climbing Instructor”, the Mountaineering Instructor qualifications have changed their names to   Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and  Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor   https://www.mountain-training.org/latest-news/mountaineering-instructor-qualifications-renamed   Any changes? Nope – still providing instruction, […]

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Stob Coire nan Lochan

A fine day on Boomerang Arete. #scotwinter After much deliberation, I decided to avoid Ben Nevis and the epic cornices and Mike and I headed to Stob Coire nan Lochan in Glencoe . It was a stunning, crisp morning but warm in sun. There were large cornices above the twisting gully area and we were […]

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Wind and Snow

A good day in the Northern Cairngorms – although much fresh snow on the way up and high winds.   The road was closed until late in the morning, so we visited the crag in Coire na Ciste. By 1pm the sun was out and the freezing level was way above the crag and most […]

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More snow…

More snow today – we didn’t venture on the hill but spent the day in the Lodge looking at mixed climbing movement skills, and transfer rock climbing movement skills into ice and mixed climbing – excellent session! End of the MIC training today – excellent week! SAIS issued another high 4 today – loads of […]

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