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"
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"
Up on Meall Tarmachan again, this time with the Firbush Centre’s staff preparing for the winter season with some staff training. We managed to get the best of the day and had a stunning afternoon revising movement skills coaching for winter mountaineering and walk; and talking over digital mapping, route planning and going over […]Read more "Winter Training Day"
Some photos of Coire an t-Sneachda from yesterday. High snow line and little cover. Cold day, but milder today and over the weekend.Read more "Northern Corries"
With cold conditions and snow on the hills, now is the time to start thinking about getting out this winter. Prices from £100 per person day. Club rates available. Equipment hire and transport available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for dates. Winter Hillwalking Skills Learn to use ice axes and crampons, along with the safety skills […]Read more "Winter is here!"