A very challenging period of weather over the last few days with Storm Ciara followed in quick succession by Storm Denis. Saturday saw the Firbush Winter Skills course head up the lower slopes of Ben More to find some sheltered snow. This sort of worked, but given the very strong winds and quantity of rain, […]Read more "Avoiding Denis"
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"
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"
A weekend of two halves – Saturday was mild and wet and the team from Firbush Outdoor Centre with Tom and Stephen had a late start and headed up Beinn Sheasgarnaich to try and find some snow patches. I joined them on Sunday as the temperature dropped, bringing wind, snow and cold temperatures overnight. This […]Read more "Winter Skills at Firbush"