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Scottish winter round up

My Scottish winter season always seems to come to an end as quickly as it started, and this year was no exception. Its hard to believe that Ive already been home for over two weeks, Scottish winter seems like a distant memory! In the seven weeks that I was there, Scottish winter never really felt […]

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Winter learn to lead

Last week I had the pleasure of running a winter learn to lead with Henry and Collie. This year has been a fairly tough winter in terms of conditions, with any dumps of snow quickly being stripped by subsequent thaws. We started the week with a fairly diminished snow pack and a real lack of […]

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Intro to winter climbing

I spent last week running an intro to winter climbing course with Eoin and Catherine. Despite the lean winter things came good for us and we had a great week of climbing a variety of routes with only one soggy day! We started the week with a visit to Cha No. Although this is probably […]

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Winters up and running!

I’ve been across in Scotland for four weeks now, and after the slowest start to winter I’ve ever witnessed things have really started moving in the right direction, and not a moment too soon! Scottish winter can be frustrating at the best of times, but when conditions are so lean you really have to put […]

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Winter Skills and climbing thrills!

The last few days have been a great mix of winter work, with a few days off thrown in for good measure! The weather has been fairly kind making for some cracking days out in the hill. I spent the weekend working for Glenmore Lodge on an intro to winter skills. With the forecast looking […]

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A blue sky day in Glencoe

Today I was out in Glencoe with Ronan, who after a two day winter skills course in Scotland last year was back for more! Keen to get onto some climbing ground we decided to head up into Stob Coire nan Lochan and see how things were looking. Unfortunately my navigation skills seemed to let me down, as we […]

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Intro to winter climbing

I’ve just spent the last four days on an intro to winter climbing with Ray and Ciaran. Thankfully the windy weather of the last few weeks seemed to have run out of puff…..(for now!), and we enjoyed four rather settled days on the hill. Although the stormy weather had past, it had left behind quite a lot […]

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A windy weekend!

I’ve spent the last two days in the cairngorms working on an intro to winter mountaineering for Glenmore Lodge. I was out with Tom, Sam and Jonny, all of whom had previous winter experience. The aim of our two days was to introduce some basic rope work into their existing skill set to allow then […]

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A stormy start to winter!

It seems that every new year sees me starting back into the blogging with renewed vigour and enthusiasm, partly due to the arrival of the winter season, and this year is no different….let see how long the notion lasts this time! Since my last post things have been fairly busy, with a bit of work on […]

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A stormy winter day off!

After a busy two weeks in the Cairngorms I’ve finally got a day off! Unfortunately plans to get out for some personal climbing were put to rest with the weather taking a major turn last night, on the plus side I got to have a lie in, every cloud…. My first stint of work got […]

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