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 […]

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 […]

I spent the last week working on an introduction to snow and ice climbing course with Olly and Mark, despite being a pretty horrible week weather wise we managed to get a lot done and had a really good week. Day 1 of the course was spent in the ice factor, this is a fantastic […]

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 […]

The forecast wasn’t looking fantastic today, with increasing winds and rain on the cards. Mikey and myself opted for Boomerang gully In Coire nan Lochan. The gully gets grade II, so is pretty straight forward ground, meaning that we would be able to move pretty fast and get back down, hopefully before the weather closed […]

Things have been rather warm over the last few days, seems like Scotland has been missing out on all the cold weather that the rest of the uk has been getting! Freezing levels were close to and above the summits at times, hard to get psyched when everything is melting, so havent been out in […]

Headed out yesterday with Swail and Mikey. Swail is busy preping for his winter ML assessment so we decided to head up to Sron na Lairig, this gave plenty of scope for swail to get another quality mountain day in the log book but also gave me a chance to do a bit more short […]

Myself and John headed over to the cairngorms last night to hook up with swail and his camper van. The forecast was giving winds of up to 70mph, this didnt stop swail from parking the camper side on to the wind!! We would have been been rocked to sleep nicely had we not have been […]

Headed round to the west face of Aonach Mor today with John. We decided to climb Golden Oldy, as neither of us had climbed it before, and it was a really good route to practice some more short roping. Once again the weather was on our side, after leaving the shade of the valley floor we were […]

Headed out with John today for another day of short roping. We had a reasonably late start and decided to head up towards Sron na Creise in Glencoe. We made our way up the north ridge onto Stob a Ghlais Choire, then descended via its northeast ridge. It was a great day out, deffinately seems to […]