Thursday, 5 December 2019

A continuing thaw  at most levels today  with high winds so Karl requested some outdoor rock climbing so that he coud try traditional climbing, placing his own gear as he climbed.  I suggested we drive to Burghead and  despite the high wind and rainy forecast it stayed dry for most of the day....we have  been very lucky with the weather, and after much chat and instruction climbed three routes with Karl getting the opportunity to lead them all... a very good day.




Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Surprisingly Ok today in the Cairngorms

Thaw conditions with strong SW winds, but it was ok. Climbing with Karl.

Some pitches were quite lean.

Quite sporting

The buttresses are stripped.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Coire an T-Snechda, - The Cairngorms

Took Karl up his first climb today !


A big change from HongKong!

Monday, 18 November 2019

Winter climbing snows are here in the Cairngorms

After a rainy wet early November the temperatures are a lot cooler now and we have good snow cover in the Cairngorms, some ice is forming and there are quite a few teams are out climbing.

We are willing to begin climbing guiding again and this can include all levels of climbing from beginners to experienced climbers. We also run navigation and winter walking experience courses which  can include avalanche awareness, route choice and all you need to know for travelling tough our hills in winter.  We also run some mountaineering courses and  are happy to take you out for  day or three... just get in touch if you are looking for  guide. 07760320069/ info@teamascent.co.uk

Yesterday we went out for a gad about in the hills and this is Chris Tranter who was visiting from Calgary, Canada. 


A good day was had by all.

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Autumn rock climbing

Rob at Palestra del Centenario

Rob again,  on Grecale, the ruins of Mont Mayeur castle in the sun.


Climbing at Vallorcine



Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Another fine day Sport Climbing in Champrocher valley, Italy, Serra di Biel

Fine climbing and good weather this morning with some high cloud obscuring the sun later. Here are my better photos of Bob from today....




Monday, 7 October 2019

Woke up to some fine new snow on the Chamonix this morning. Nevertheless Bob and I had a super days climbing in Italy;

View from my Chamonix bedroom this morning.

Bob on one of our earlier climbs

Multi-pitch

Bob again

A superb location with wonderful views.