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Winter warm up!

┬áMy winter season got off to a great start last week with a quick trip over to the Cairngorms. After arriving very early on┬áSunday morning, a few hours later I was back out with John McCune heading into Lochain for my first taste of Scottish winter this year. Although there was a distinct lack of […]

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Back to reality

I’ve been back home from Scotland for just over a month now and already it feels like a lifetime ago. With the days getting longer and temperatures nudging their way upwards you’d be forgiven for thinking that summers just around the corner. Climbing in the Cairngorms For the last week of my Scottish winter trip […]

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West was best!

Its been a bit of a busy week for me this week. I feel like I’ve been all over the place with the weather being just as varied as the locations. Monday started with a less than prefect forecast, high winds and lots of snow meant that the ski road up to the Cairngorms was […]

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House bound!

Since arriving in Scotland two weeks ago things have been fairly busy, with lots of personal climbing and a little bit of work thrown in for good measure.Conditions out on the crags have been hard going at times with big accumulations of snow meaning lots of digging to find gear, or long run outs. Not […]

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Back to the Blogging

Its been quite sometime since my last post, so I thought it was about time to get back on the blogging band waggon! The last few months has been pretty busy, with the usual visits to Scotland for some winter action, and of late there have been some unusual visits to the mournes for some winter […]

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Where has all the snow gone???

Today was my final day of two weeks working with Tollymore on the winter mountaineering course. For the last day we headed up into t-Sneachda to consolidate on all the new rope work skills. The corries looked like a very different place than yesterday, with the rise in temperatures dramatically striping back the snow. We had […]

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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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Good Friday climb

I was out on the Ben Yesterday on a guided climbing day for hughes mountaineering. After meeting Ronan and finding out a bit about what he had already done we decided to go and have a look at good friday climb up on the indicator wall. There isn’t a great deal of stuff left 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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