Friday, 28 February 2014

Cairngorm winter climbing

Sarah on Patey's route

DrT W Patey  did the first ascent of this climb on Aladdin's Buttress in February 1959

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Beinn a Chaorain

With Andrew on Beinn a Chaorain today (1052m), the day started well with occasional sunny spells then  late afternoon snow showers were heavy.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Cairngorms today

Compared to recently, its been a nice day in the Cairngorms. We (Andy and I) were climbing on Lurchers,  there is lots of ice around  and some dodgy snow. We did a three and a half pitch climb,  very bold on thin  but sometimes ice covered slabs with little protection on the crux pitch. V/4 maybe.....

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Wild weather: Cairngorm weekend

 We have had the most horrible weather but still managed to get some reasonable things done. Above image, Asif Top Roping some steep ice.
 Trudge into the corrie!
John Lyall BMG guide with Team Ascent demonstrating ice axe placement!