The view towards our campsite June got off to a great start for me this year when I was lucky enough to visit the stunning Lofoten islands. This is somewhere that I had heard about for a long time and had always really appealed to me. It is situated well up in the Arctic circle, off the west coast of […]

Its been a reasonably busy week, with a good mix of work and play, despite the weather! The week kicked off with a bit of work for Tollymore. The work was all on site and I was finished up by dinner time each day, giving myself and the other staff a good opportunity to get out […]

Today we headed into the shoulder of Lochain. This provided us with some steeper snow than yesterday and gave us a good opportunity to expand on our crampon skills. It was forecast to be a pretty windy day, with winds increasing throughout the day. I opted not to head up onto the plateau, didnt see […]

Today I headed back into Lochain with the guys, on day 4 of their mountaineering course with tollymore. The forecast was giving it to be showery in the east so we decided to go for a shorter day on the hill, giving the legs a bit of a rest after our tramp around the plateau […]

Been out and about in the hills quite alot of the last few days, thrusday saw me up on the Ben with Adam. He was keen to get onto the Sioux wall, this is a stunning mixed route, but much harder than anything I have ever climbed in winter before, so i was keen to follow […]

Ive been pretty busy the last 6 days, queens mountaineering club have been over on their annual scottish winter trip and myself and John Orr have been out working with them.We started the week of with a two day intro to winter skills, heading into buachaille etive beag on the first day, then up into […]

Bit of a stinker today, windy with shower after shower moving through, the plan had been to go do something low on the Ben, but after looking out the window this morning bed was much more appealing!  After chatting with a few guys who went up and had a look i was reassured that bed had […]