Thursday, 7 April 2022

More Alpine peaks on Skis

 Another nice trip!


Martin by my car at the road side parking

Snow sticking to our skins as we skied up to the hut late in the afternoon.

Sunset on the Grand Paridiso

Martin making his way to the summit

Its an interesting little scramble



View from the top. Mont Blanc in the far distance.


Alpine ski turing

 A strange winter we are having, but here is Chamonix its not so bad but I had to cancel one trip as the weather was bad with lots of fresh snow which fell on to very bare conditions with lots of  exposed crevasses and rock fall in some of the glacier banks. The PGHM were out most days rescuing ski mountaineers from crevasses.  Since then we have had some big dumps of snow which have improved conditions but crevasses are opening up so its far from ideal around here in Chamonix. 


                                                            On the summit of the Breithorn.


Sunday, 20 February 2022

Winter climbing weekend with Nathan

 We had an awesome day on Saturday with Sunday being a total contrast. We were lucky enough to get climbs and skills covered both days.

Nathan in Coire an Snechda

The crag is looking good.


We were climbing nearer base today, a mixed climb near Newtonmore.


Front point on rocky slabs and turfy blobs!

 

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Scottish Winter mountain guiding.

 Oh, I apologise as I've been very lazy about updating my blog!

 Climbing conditions have not been great but storm Dudley and approaching storm Eunice seems to be bringing snow. We have been guiding all winter but its not been great conditions but having said that its always experience enhancing!!


here are some recent photos!



                                                            Mike and Dean

                                              Quite wintry! Some good climbing above 600 m which is around the                                                             base of or main climbing crags.


Saturday, 24 July 2021

Chamonix climbing and mountaineering

 Back to Chamonix for a late start to the summer mountain guiding season...


Arete des Cosmiques

The wonderful view from Chamonix.

Aiguille d'Entreves

                                                         Sunny multi pitched rock climbing


Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Wonderful Scottish rock climbing in the sun!

 We are enjoying the fine summer weather here and hoping that it continues. I was out this morning climbing  with Freya again, who has made amazing progress on sport and traditional climbing. We finished our day on 6b+. We are taking bookings for beginners rock climbing, transition from indoor gym climbing to the outdoors, sport and traditional climbing skills. As always we are open for private guiding, walking, climbing, mountaineering and ridge scrambles.









Monday, 31 May 2021

Comic Crag, rock climbing introductory rock climbing

 I had the good fortune to  instruct some rock climbing with Freya and Dave the other day at Comic Crag, after some instruction Freya impressively led her first rock climb...