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"
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"
You don’t often get enough snow in Ardnamurchan for Winter climbing, but we had a few cold, snowy days with snow right down to sea level. This allowed me to get back onto Ben Hiant with my ice axe for the first time in over 18 years – the last time being New Year 2000-2001 […]Read more "Once in 18 year climb…"
I had a stunning weekend with James, Benedict and Alice in Glencoe. On Saturday, James and I climbed Dinner Time buttress, looking at gear placements and how to protect winter climbs. We chose as many interesting lines as we could up the buttress and found nice line of ice facing No.2 Gully. Stob Coire nan […]Read more "Glencoe Weekend"