Thursday, 28 April 2011

Rope Access

Interesting little job in Edinburgh over the last few days... building inspection on some recently built high rises by Leith harbour.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Another wonderful Haute Route

Telemark skis from Braemar Mountain Sports,many thanks!

There are several Haute Routes but the classic one is known as the Chamonix to Zermatt ski traverse. This year it was an ace trip with perfect weather and pretty good snow . The North facing slopes offered good snow although sun exposed slopes were rather variable.

View from Mont Blanc de Chelion.

Moira on her telemarks!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Rock climbing in the sun

Sun kissed rock on the Moray coast yesterday!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Cara's blog

For an interesting read do check out my daughter's blog!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


An interesting day on Lochnagar today. The classic lower graded gullies are still complete but have areas of very soft snow. The snow pack is wet and there are signs of rock fall. My pal Alan lent me his tube cutter and scale so that I could take some snow density measurements. Very course grains in the isothermal snow pack today with even a layer of slush. Saw a Lapwing and a Curlew on the walk out. All the above indicators are telling us that spring is here, but usually we do get a lambing storm!! Do not casts away your thermals yet!
The spouts are narrow but complete!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Snow density.

Measuring snow density at out snow profile site today.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Good times

A run on the bike today.... ace!
Was on the hill with Kathy yesterday, ski touring is still possible, but many rocks!

Friday, 1 April 2011

IRATA Assessments

IRATA work at height technicians demonstrating their skills today at Talon NDTs training centre in Aberdeen today. Further information on IRATA is available on