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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Winter Skills

Out with Ed, Beth, Joe and Callum for an EICA Ratho Winter skills day. We started from the Lawers visitor centre and headed up looking at navigation skills. We then looked at movement skills on snow and ice before heading up Meall Corrinaich. On the way down we looked at self-arrest and then digging emergency […]

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