The wind and rain seem to have abated to give us proper winter. Low snow and freezing levels has allowed some climbing on lower crags. I was on Ben Ledi with Anna and Joy. We Climbed a a 200m+ grade II on Creag Ghorn which had plenty of snow on it and gave an interesting, […]Read more "Southern Highlands"
Travel problems prevented me getting to Glenmore Lodge on Friday, but managed to meet up with David for some ski touring around Glencoe at the weekend. Excellent cover in places. Pockets of wind slab on most aspects made careful route choice important. Clear weather mostly but strong wind at times.Read more "Ski tour"
Photo from David yesterday while skiing from the top of Glen Coe ski area to Creise. Cold, clear calm. Good snow in places and a good tour then return to the base all skiable.Read more "Meall a Bhuiridh and Creise"
Lightning ski tour around Gael Charn. Surprisingly sparse snow cover. That being said, we had the skis on for 95% of the day, even if alot of the descent was on heather! Some good drifts in places allowed some good turns!Read more "Ski Tour"
Spent sunday working with Glencoe Ski club on Meall a bhuridh looking at winter skills – we toured the hill looking at the snow pack and practicing using ice axes, moving on snow and emergency rope use. Fresh snow fell during the day, along with lots of wind blown snow. Excellent cover at the moment […]Read more "Glencoe Ski Club Winter Skills"