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 […]

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Mountaineering weekend

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 […]

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Winter Climbing Skills

  I spent the weekend with Edinburgh University Mountaineering Club looking and winter climbing skills. [ Saturday I spent with Tuva and Erling moving along the Fiaciall Ridge. A busy day on the ridge – most people electing not to venture onto the slope in corries. Lots of wind loading on the scarps and exits […]

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Savage Slit and Afterthought Arete

Andrew, Pamela and I had a great day out yesterday in the Northern Cairngroms. We climbed Savage Slit in Coire an Lochain, then ambled over the plateau to climb Afterthought Arete on Stag Rocks. Lovely day with a couple of drizzly showers. Suprsingly busy ¬†– teams on Savage slit, Daddy Long Legs and Ventriloquist (Lochain); […]

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