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Theres no craft like snow craft!

Today I headed back up to Lochain with Rory, Chris and Frank on day four of their mountaineering course with Tollymore. There had been a reasonable amount of fresh snow since yesterday, which bumped the avalanche risk up a bit. Bearing this in mind we headed for the edge of the snow slope, which had […]

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Summer to winter in 10 minutes!!

Today was day 3 of the winter mountaineering course for Tollymore. The guys were keen to look at rope work and pitching on not only snow, but on rocky mixed round and using some rock gear aswell. We started the day of with a rope work session back at base, this gave a good oportunity […]

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Feels like winter is back!

Today I started another week of winter mountaineering for Tollymore. As per usual day one started of with having a good look at moving about on snow. With low winds and good visibility forecast Trevor and myself decide to take both groups up the Fiacaill ridge, avoiding the crest, don’t want to over do it on […]

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Mission to Braeriach

Friday saw the end of the 5 day winter mountaineering course with tollymore. We decided to round the week off with a journey into Braeriach. Aswell as the Lee, Paul, Ernie and Tom, we also had the company of Colie, the Tollymore chef, who had decided to tag along for a day out in the hills […]

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Another day chasing winter!!

Today was day 2 of the winter mountaineering course for tollymore. We headed up into t-sneachda,where winter looked like it was well and truely gone!! The remaining snow to be found in the corrie was over by the point 5 area, and was prefect for what we were looking to do. The aim was to […]

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A little bit of winter!

This week I am working on a winter mountaineering course for tollymore, with Tom, Paul, Lee and Ernie. Day one saw us heading up into Coire nan Lochan to look at moving on snow. We found quite a bit of snow that had managed to withstand the thaw in behind the shoulder of lochan, the easterly […]

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Ming fest on the Ben!

Headed up to the Ben yesterday with Mikey and Mark, forecast was looking slighty better than the last few days, with a lower freezing level, although it was set to rise throughout the day with increasing wind and precipitation meaning an earlier start was on the cards. 6.30am and we were on our way round to […]

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