A frustrating winter to far with lots a thawing snow – some photos so far: November: AMI short-roping training day in Glencoe (photos Simon Wells) Late November: Back to the Buchallie for a wet scrambling day December: Winter staff training day at Firbush (Photos Firbush) 12th Jan: Winter Skills Course at Firbush […]Read more "Winter So Far"
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, […]Read more "MIC = WMCI?"
A weekend of two halves – Saturday was mild and wet and the team from Firbush Outdoor Centre with Tom and Stephen had a late start and headed up Beinn Sheasgarnaich to try and find some snow patches. I joined them on Sunday as the temperature dropped, bringing wind, snow and cold temperatures overnight. This […]Read more "Winter Skills at Firbush"
Up on Meall Tarmachan again, this time with the Firbush Centre’s staff preparing for the winter season with some staff training. We managed to get the best of the day and had a stunning afternoon revising movement skills coaching for winter mountaineering and walk; and talking over digital mapping, route planning and going over […]Read more "Winter Training Day"
We revisited Ben Hiant after another snowy spell over the Easter break. There was plenty of firm, deep snow in places. So, we climbed a gully line west of the NW ridge which I descended on New Year’s Eve 2000 after the ascent of NW ridge. The gully had less snow on it, but […]Read more "Ewan Gully"