Saturday, 20 December 2014

Aonach Beag West Face, lower west buttress.

Views towards the Mamores and all!

It was a steep walk during  our approach from the upper Gen Nevis car park

Ice not bad and turf frozen

Got back to the car before dark!

Friday, 14 November 2014

IRATA at Talon NDT, Aberdeen

An IRATA assessment at Talon NDT Aberdeen today

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Revelstoke, British Columbia

A cool place to hang out with kindred spirits , prepping up 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

IRATA at Talon NDT, Aberdeen

Another good day yesterday assessing IRATA technician for level 1, 2 and 3

Mike Brushneen in action.

Rescue from tower.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Must be time to go to Nepal again

 Not a bad crop of potatoes from my garden this year,  that time of year has come around again! post midges in Scotland, post monsoon in Nepal.... guiding Ama Dablam soon.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Red Bull - Chalk climbing

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to head up cliff safety with  Jamie Monson and Scott Muir and their team for this Red Bull Chalk Climbing event. Thanks a lot guys, it was an awesome experience.

Friday, 24 October 2014

IRATA Talon Blackpool

Talon s Blackpool IRATA  training venue

Some sore arms today.... until the technique improves!

Welcome mat! On twitter@talonndt

Monday, 20 October 2014

Chalk Cliff climbing

Red Bull White Cliffs climbing final in the Needles National Park, Isle of Wight yesterday was an amazing event with an incredible performance from the athletes, camera teams, production team and Red Bull staff. Special thanks to our own team of cliff safety was cool to be a tiny part of it!
Greg Boswell

Jeff Mercier 

Marcus Bendler climbing


Sunday, 19 October 2014

Isle of Wight, Red Bull, A Savage Arena

Scott Muir checking out one of the potential lines

Cubby selecting a suitable overhang!

Cubby just checking things out! Loose chalk and sharp flint

A bunch of the boys where whooping it up in an IOW saloon!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

RED BULL, White Cliffs, Isle of Wight

An ace work project!
At the Needles Park, Isle of Wight

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Cummingston Sea cliffs

Evening light, yime for  quick climb about before dark!

Found it scary after a summer of Mont Blancs

Ace life!

Monday, 22 September 2014

Aig du Tour, Chamonix, Mont Blanc

Craig and Ray on the scramble.

Summit without the view.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Mont Blanc ascent weekend

Sunset from the Goutier hut last night

Ged and I on the summit, 8.00 am this morning, was chilly but ace!

So friendly!

Friday, 12 September 2014

Irata at TalonThe Duck back up device, Aberdeen

The DUCK back up device

Edge protection

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Polish weekend

Had the opportunity to talk at Zakapone's 10th Mountain Film Festival,
It was so ace and well organised with the most wonderful people. Even got time to catch up with Voy!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Aig du Midi, Chamonix, Mont Blanc

Cracks have ice!

Cold enough for Hot Aches!

Mountain Equipment and Gore Tex!