Sunday, 17 February 2019

Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry

The Telegraph newspaper
From the Times Newspaper
 On the 6th February 2019 my best friends had a fall on Ben Hope and are no longer with us. It has been a sad time and my thoughts go out to family and friends. Many thanks to the rescue teams and RAF mountain rescue and Coast guard helicopter crews and support teams who were involved. Rest in peace guys, you will be sorely missed.

Andy and Steve on Ben Hope.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Lurchers crag, Cairngorm

Andy Nisbet

Andy and Steve in the distance

A nice light on the way home.

A few days in the Alps

Kicking around in Chamonix


The amazing plasticity of snow!

Mont Blanc looking good


Adam Watson RIP

Adam Watson, Mr Cairngorm - an inspiration to me. It, s sad to say that Adam died on the 23 January, he was a good age and had an amazing life. He was an extraordinary man. When I was16 years of age walking alone in the Cairngorms I met him on one of my long walk when I spent lots of time walking and exploring on the Cairngorm plateau. I used to have long chats with him and he always seemed interested in what I was up to. At that 'young' age I was to shy to ask his name and really had no idea who he was but eventually I found out.
Adam will be sadly missed. He was a very humble man with vast knowledge of everything to do with the Cairngorms and also snow.
Adam Watson: 4 April 1930 - 23 January 2019, FRSE, FRSB,FINA, FRMS, FCEH mountaineers, biologist and ecologist.

Ben Hope

Superb Ben Hope

Andy arrives at the Ridge Crest.

One of the many interesting pitches.

Brian Davidson on the summit, in the far distance is  the Orkney islands with snow on the tops.
Over the past years we ( Andy Nisbet, Steve Perry and I)  have recorded some fine winter lines on Ben Hope, Andy and Steve are the ones who have done the bulk of the research. We were up there just over a weekend ago and did a direct route to Petticoat ridge, it gave some superb climbing. Brian Davidson was up for a few days and we climbed together.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Nice enough along by Beinn Alligin this morning.

Clear this morning but later the clouds came in.d caption

Most of the hills around Torridon were obscured by clouds later.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Traverse of Liattach, Torridon

A fine morning with the Red deer in the glen

A dusting of fresh snow and outstanding views

The climbing buttresses are quite bare with no build up of significant snow or ice