Thursday, 22 February 2018

Wonderful Scotland - Winter climbing

A great day out new routing with Andy and Dave, like  several  "Curtains like- on Ben Nevis: ice steps linked together with turf and ice filled gullies... simply the best. 
Dave having a blast!

Dave again, ever photogenic!

And Andy Nisbet again, what a ledgend!

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Invernookie, Fluted Buttress, Coire An T- Snechda, Cairngorms

Guy and Jen climbing today, nice conditions.

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Some rock climbing and navigation skills!

The access road to Cairngorm has been closed for a couple of days owing to high winds and lots of spindrift, The snow blower and snow plough drivers have been working hard but the road remains closed. So Frankie and I have been working at lower levels refining navigation skills and some cold /freezing hand rock climbing!!!


Cummingston, placing trad gear, how to set up belays at the top and bottom of climbs, Frankie delighted with her new climbing rack!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Cairngorm Ski Mountaineering

Frankie ski touring towards Cairngorm summit this afternoon

Cairngorm Mountain/Mountain Retreats, some great snow on piste, strong winds and spindrift though!

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Winter Words Festival - In Some Lost Place

I am giving a talk at Pitlochry Festival Theatre :17 Feb at 10.00am, hope you can come along

The knife edged Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat. Pakistan.
The Mazeno Ridge - "In Some Lost Pace!

Goat Track Gully, Tunnock's and Cairngorm National Park

Frankie on belay


Tunnock's caramel wafer, the food of champions!

Spiral Gully with Ewan

Ewan wrapped up for the cold and spindrift

Nice climbing

Great views, shame about the rope work!!!