Wind Scouring and loading on Caerketton Hill This time last year I was Avoiding Denis, but Storm Darcy thankfully dumped a load of snow on Edinburgh at the beginning of the week. Cold conditions have allowed some excellent ski touring on power snow up in the Pentlands – and even over the golf courses and lower […]Read more "Darcy Delights and Wind Slab Central"
The current cold, snowy weather has transformed the Pentland Hills into a winter playground over the past few days. I’ve been out for ski, sledge, climb and walk to keep fit and keep my skills up during this period of lockdown. Climbers on Caerketton crag: Andrew Ski touring Hoar frost/crystal growth […]Read more "Winter Lockdown"
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"