Winter Skills at Firbush

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 […]

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Winter Training Day

  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 […]

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Mountaineering in Coire Creagach

Brianne, David and I headed up to Coire Creagach of Sgairneach Mhor to look at mountaineering skills  – moving on snow with axes and crampons. We also looked at snow belays – digging bucket seats and horizontal axes. Some big snow patches high up Interesting animal traps on the walk in.   A colder start […]

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Winter Skills

Winter Skills day at the Lawers range. Overnight snow left a new layer on top of a wet older layer of snow which made progress interesting. Changeable weather but better later on. Road passable but snowy near the car park entrance.

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Winter Skills

I was working on an EICA Ratho winter skills day today. Louise, Dean and I went up to Meall Tarmachan to look at how to use axes, crampons and work on navigation skills. Despite the thaw, we found some excellent snow and even some ice to play on. The weather was pretty good, all though […]

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