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


Argentiere

The amazing plasticity of snow!

Mont Blanc looking good

Jennifer

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

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Irata weekend at Eastav Global, Seville ,Spain

Tension line tramway.

Saturdays group all well pleased that their diligent training and dedication has paid off.

Level 1 snatch rescue.