Category Archives: winter mountaineering

Ice & winter climbing: Tower Ridge & Point 5 Gully

  This weekend, Paddy has been out on Ben Nevis leading a couple of days of guided ice climbing for returning clients Scott and Nick. Scott and Nick are already experienced winter climbers, but they wanted to push on and … Continue reading

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Winter ML assessment

  Weeks of anxiety and last minute preparation finally came to an end the other week, as I headed up to Scotland to test myself against the infamous and dreaded Winter Mountain Leader assessment. This 5 day assessment is heralded … Continue reading

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Winter mountaineering: School House Ridge

  What a difference a day makes! Today we could see stuff – wow! With a high avalanche forecast limiting options, we climbed School House Ridge on Sgorr Bhan, which is a great aesthetically pleasing ridge with some small sections … Continue reading

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Winter mountaineering: Beinn Bheag & Stob Mhic Mhartuin

  Our day winter mountaineering in Scotland mostly looked like this. 70mph gusts, near constant whiteout and waist deep snow. You know its epic when you’re counting your crawling, rather than your paces (no exaggeration!) Great weather for nav practice … Continue reading

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Winter skills course: wild on Helvellyn

  Wild conditions for Josh’s 1:1 winter skills course. Gusting 70mph, whiteout, blizzards and loads of deep powder and slab. All good character building winter fun though as we headed out in the wintery Helvellyn range to look at core … Continue reading

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