Friday, 14 February 2020

Chamonix off-Piste

Some heavenly conditions here in Chamonix!
woop wopp

Hannah in black and Cara foreground

 Cara- a few runs in and it was soon shredded

Reticent Hannah, go for it Cara

Cara enjoying the sun.

Monday, 3 February 2020

A winters climb with Ewan.

We were lucky with the weather yesterday and my friend Ewan has been climbing for 60 years. Ewan was brought up in Fort William and started climbing when he was ten years of age- lets hope we can all  continue to move so well, maintain our enthusiasm and enjoy climbing.

Not the best of weather but it is Scotland.

This season many of our climbs are rather thin and a bit bare of snow, but higher in the gullies conditions are fine.

Classic Ewan - a few tangles with his ice axe leashes but a fine topping out photo!

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Torridon days

The snow is back but the winds are strong.
Liathach today

Coire an Laoigh , Beinn Eighe

A fine view of Sgurr nan Fhir Duibe and Creag Dhubh, Beinn Eighe

Saturday, 4 January 2020

An amazing winter so far.

Well we started out with a some good cover and good climbing here in Scotland but over the past weeks the weather has been very changeable, some times we have snow, more often  so far this season we have not! Here below are some images from Torridon...

Late December  2019 it was like this.

Today 4 January 2020 it is like this.

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!