Spring and Early Summer Climbing

Things are starting to return to normal. April, May and this month has seen me climbing at local Edinburgh venues, and also run a scrambling course. I’ve also been catching up with my CPD and refreshing my first-aid.   Blackford Quarry Traprain Law Corbies Crag Great Gully Buttress on Buchaille Etive Mor  

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Winter So Far

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 […]

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Glencoe Scrambling

Brianne, David and I headed up to Glencoe to look at scrambling and mountaineering skills – building on David’s evening the other week when we looked at trad leading. It was very wet heading up, but dried out nicely later on. We climbing the Zig Zags and Easy Route on¬†Gearr Aonach¬†and looked at setting up […]

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Alpine Training

Mike climbing on the Fiacaill Ridge   Mike, Gwyd, Graham and I had a weekend in the  Northern Corries looking at preparation for an alpine climbing trip. We looked at  scrambling skills on easy and moderate ground and rope systems for climbing in a two and a three, and also ways to abseil down things! […]

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