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"
Had a good week ski-ing in Val d’Isere – great snow and weather for most of the week. We managed a few short off-piste tours and even had out climbing-skins on. ? (L to R: Andrew descending the Charvet Valley; Skinning up from the top of the Montet lift)Read more "Alpine Touring"
? Glencoe Ski Club had a five year anniversary meet of their first trip to descend Nevis gullies – More pictures and tales on Doug Bryce’s site: http://www.haggistrap.co.uk/photostrs/Benneviswet.html ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Read more "Ben Nevis Ski Club"
Excellent day’s skiing at Glencoe? yesterday – good snow in the Main Basin and on the Spring Run and The Wall, but happy valley was wind-scoured and icy. Flypaper was looking steep and avalanchy! Windy all day, but a wet. milder?wind blowing in at the end of the day. Forecast for warmer air this week […]Read more "Glencoe Skiing"
New Year trip to Alp D’Huez for skiing and Climbing – poor conditions in 2006 led to a big dump of snow?on New Year’s Day – fantastic skiing followed. Climbing conditions a bit thin, but we cobbled together an two-pitch Scottish grade III right under Lievre Blanc lift. There’s an ice climbing festival in the […]Read more "Alp D’Huez"