Saturday, 20 May 2017

Clipping bolts in Leysin, Switzerland.

A days climbing with Alan Richard Mchardy at Leysin.

Going well for a young 76 year old, age is just an illusion he says!

Solo around Chamonix then climbing with Richard

Alan Richard Mchardy

Nice views from the Arete Des Cosmiques

It is outstanding around here, new snow makes it feels that winter its back.

An American team aheda of me on the Cosmiques

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Day time in the mountains and evenings on the crags!

Arete des Cosmiques - Chamonix, Mont Blanc

Amazing Chamonix!

Climbing with Richard

Richard Mchardy, going well for a man in his 70's! It is a great honour to get the chance to spend time with him.

Chamonix in the spring time

Oh, I have been a bit lazy about posting photos and keeping the blog up to date. As always and fortunately for me the mountains have been kind and  I have been very active... Maybe I am back to posting again.....Busy guiding and climbing and I am taking bookings of private mountain guiding and rock climbing:  Please simply email me at

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Spring time in Torridon

Lovely weather here.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The far north of Scotland, a perfect day!

 Andy climbing
 Steve Perry looking cool!
 Andy on one of the upper pitches
 Steve setting up a belay
 The big guns!
 Sarah, very cool
 Seve stop taking in that rope so fast!
 Coil and trouble?
Its simply outstanding!

Friday, 3 March 2017

Aonach Beag with Andy

Ace day, outstandingly nice views. We did a new wee route today but it was easy, there is sent on the crags already and the ice all so drippy, not adhering or simply not there, even the turf was wet....

My bets pal in the world, Dr Andy Nisbet.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The Wilderness Lecture, 8th March 2017, Bristol

I am looking forward to be lecturing about the Mazeno ridge in Bristol next Wednesday evening..
My book "IN SOME LOST PLACE" will be on sale and I will be happy to sign copies.

Right now I am enjoying my work with the Scottish Avalanche Information Service here in Torridon. The Scottish mountains are rather spectacular right now!

Voytek Kurtika n the Mazeno back in the day....

one of the buttresses near Applecross this morning

Liathach , this photo taken from Beinn Eighe yesterday.

Yesterday in Torridon

Liathach, the snow is back, a fine winters day.

 Bein Eighe, Creag Dhubh  and a little video below if you click on the link!
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Monday, 6 February 2017

Wonderful Glen Torridon.

 I had the opportunity to get some early morning photos  and a video in Glen Torridon today!

Being Eighe , Sgurr nan Fhir Duibhe


Also is there a video here ?

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Torridon today.

 It has been  a really nice winters day, new snow and feeling rather cold but it is super to have some snow.
The photo above shows Liathach this morning. Below there is a video taken on Beinn Eighe from the ridge between  Stuc Coire an Laoigh and Spidean Coire nan Clach.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Industrial Rope Access

IATS training centre in Inverness, Scotland.

Above photo, IATS Inverness, the photo below is taken at Talon NDT Edinburgh.

Irata assessing this Thursday and Friday. Yesterday the assessment was at IATS Ltd, who have an approved training centre in Inverness and todays Irata Assessment is at Talon NDT in Edinburgh.   Both these companies are full members of IRATA and like most IRATA member training companies provide a very high standard of training courses for Level 1, 2 and 3 Rope Access Technicians.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Wonderful Scotland: Torridon today


Here is  shot video : Wonderful Scotland
Being Eighe view on to the Black Crag

Sunday, 22 January 2017

A Cairngorm day

Guy on belay

Jen and Guy on the last belay stance. Frozen turn with just time ice sections on our climb today!

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Traverse of Liathach, Torridon.

Jen and Guy Stuc a'choirs Dhuibh Bhig

A perfect day - looking ahead 

Jen and Guy, Beinn Eighe behind.

From Mullach  an Rathain over Loch Torridon