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"
Some photos from the Winter Mountaineering course ran at Firbush Outdoor Centre. Plenty of snow on the Ben Lawers range.Read more "Winter Mountaineering"
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"
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"