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"
Interesing weekend of weather in Glencoe with Halli Wild and wet early on Saturday cleared somewhat to a mild and mainly dry afternoon. Wet, thawing, snowpack in Stob Coire nan Lochan. Sunday was cold and snowy on the tops. The snow had frozen hard giving good climbing on the snowy gully lines. […]Read more "Glencoe"
Some photos of Ian in the NE Coire of Ben Ledi. Good ground for an introduction to winter mountaineering.Read more "Winter Returns – Ben Ledi"
Eh? Wondering how to navigate the change in award names? Following on from the change of name of the “Single Pitch Award” to “Rock Climbing Instructor”, the Mountaineering Instructor qualifications have changed their names to Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor https://www.mountain-training.org/latest-news/mountaineering-instructor-qualifications-renamed Any changes? Nope – still providing instruction, […]Read more "MIC = WMCI?"
Cold and icy conditions in Winter Corrie – although the gully lines are thin. Easy Gully buttress gave a straight forward ice route from the base of the corrie to the top. Although grade II in the guide book, it was a grade III climb with a steeper section in the middle. The […]Read more "Winter Corrie"