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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

 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 […]

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. […]

My summer got of to a great start with the trip out to Lofoten in June, one of the great things about being away climbing and exploring in new areas is that it massively revives your enthusiasm, so I arrived home super psyched and ready for a summer of rock climbing……it wasn’t to be. Due to a pretty damp summer […]