Category Archives: winter skills

Winter skills course: Stob Coire nan Lochan

  We’re up in Scotland at the moment enjoying the last of winter (although I suspect it’s going to be around for a while longer yet!). Today we were up in the Corries of Stob Coire nan Lochan running a … 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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Mountain Rescue: winter training

  Over the last couple of days we have been up in the Cairngorms training with Kendal Mountain Rescue team. Aside from lots of digging, we’ve looked in detail at avalanche rescue as well as refreshed our core winter skills … Continue reading

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