Friday, 31 May 2013

Talon Rope Access Training, Edinburgh

Good assessing day at Talon, Edinburgh

Rescue from Re-belay

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Chamonix Mountain Festival 5th June

Come along!

Everest: 10th Time for Lhakpa Rangdu

Lhakpa Rangdu climbed Everest for the tenth time on 18th May 2013... congratulations!
Lhakpa Rangdu  is on the left in the above photo which  was taken in Chilas when we all met up after our ascent of the Mazino Ridge of Nanga Parbat in 2012.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Irata Assessment near Milan

 Drillmac personell pleased to receive their IRATA level 1's with the instructor John Macdonald from Teeside Industrial Solutions...
A land based drilling rig at Piacenza.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Final Alpine ski tour of 2012/13 ski season

Corrina and Garma sherpa coming down from the Lotschenluke, the Hollandia hutte is situated on the first rock notch at the left side of the col.
 Traditional ice axes on the rack at the Hollandia hut belonging to a group of Swiss guides.
Soldanella Alpina, a less profuse alpine flower that can often be seen in the Lotschental as the snow recedes in the spring thaw.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Irata Assessment Talon NDT

Was assessing at Talon , Bridge of Don, Aberdeen on Friday 17th.... guys did well.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Cairngorm Mountain

Still some good skiing to be had in the gullies on perfect spring snow! 

 Ciste Gully, superb spring snow, lower down the snow bridges over the stream are weak, but it's all very obvious.
Many of the climbing gullies are still complete although snow is soft and colder early morning starts are best.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Bernese Oberland ski tour

 Kurt demonstrates his prussiking skills!
 Ace views from the Konkordia hut.
Kurt and Charles at the Jungfraujoch, day 1.