fbpx

Category Archives: winter walking

Guided mountain walks (winter): The Ben

  We were on the mighty Ben Nevis today, with a group of clients from BOC Gas who were taking on the Three Peak Challenge for Cancer Research. The group hired us for the Ben as things are still pretty … Continue reading

Posted in corporate days, corporate guided walks, guided days, guided walks, winter walking | Comments Off on Guided mountain walks (winter): The Ben

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

Posted in courses and training, winter skills, winter walking | Comments Off on Winter skills course: Stob Coire nan Lochan

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

Posted in courses and training, winter mountaineering, winter skills, winter walking | Comments Off on Winter ML assessment

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

Posted in guided days, winter climbing, winter mountaineering, winter skills, winter walking | Comments Off on Winter mountaineering: School House Ridge

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

Posted in guided days, winter climbing, winter mountaineering, winter skills, winter walking | Comments Off on Winter mountaineering: Beinn Bheag & Stob Mhic Mhartuin