My winter season got off to a great start last week with a quick trip over to the Cairngorms. After arriving very early on Sunday 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 […]

Since my last blog, just after getting back from Skye back in June, I’ve been clocking up my air miles, with my first and second ever trips to the southern hemisphere. I have to confess the work to holiday ratio this summer has been pretty amazing, and it’s been great having the opportunity to get […]

Last week was my last week working for Skye Guides, and what a week! I not only met some great people, but I had the privilege of being able to spend some amazing days on the hill with them. It all started off with a VERY wet day on Sgurr nan Gillean, where I was working […]

The last few months have been reasonably busy for me. With a mixture of rope access and climbing work, its been a bit of a juggling act being to be able to fit in some personal days out. Thankfully I’ve managed to squeeze bits and pieces of my own climbing in with a few days […]

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 […]

This winter I’ve spent quite a bit of time going backwards and forwards across the Irish sea, I feel like I must be turning into a familiar face on the ferry! On Saturday, after a couple of weeks at home doing a mixture of some climbing, paddling and rope access work, I was back on-board […]

Today I found myself with the horrible combination of a good weather forecast and no climbing partner! I’m heading back home on Saturday and with the weather on the turn again it was potentially my last chance at a decent day out before I leave.Forcan Ridge in Glen Shiel is a grade I/II mountaineering route. […]

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 […]

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 […]

So once again the notion has taken me to update my blog, try not to get too excited!! Since my last post I’ve been fairly busy working for various outdoor providers in some new areas around Ireland. I’ve also been spending more and more time hanging off buildings with vertical world, which has proved to […]