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"
Most medium range weather forecasts seem to be predicting a cold spell coming up – which is great news for climbers and skiers, especially when we think back to last winter which was typified by dumps of snow followed by large temperature swings and then rapid thaws. There is plenty of snow above 850m at the […]Read more "Wintery weather on the way – Medium range weather forecasts"
I’ve been working for Summit Ascent this weekend. On bright but breezy Saturday, Dave, Mel and I headed up to Coire na Ciste in the Northern Caringorms. Mel and Dave had never been out in winter before, never winter climbed, nor donned crampons, so we had a wander to find some hard, scoured snow […]Read more "Breezy Cairngorms Climbing"
Going through my cupboard yesterday to make some room, I had all my ice-axes in the same place at the same time, so here is rather self-indulgent post about my ice axes! My first pair of axes was a Mountain Technology “Technical Hammer” coupled with a Stubai “Mountain Star”. I’ve no idea where the Mountain […]Read more "The Evolution of my Ice Axes!"
? ? ?Things always seem to quieten down a bit around October and November, but there’s still plenty to do out and about. Andrew’s been out biking in Skye and with the great weather recently it’s still perfectly feasible to get out and about rock-climbing and scrambling ? ?? We’re putting together a full winter […]Read more "Hotting up for Winter"