Sunday, 28 February 2016

Bla Bheinn, Cullin, Isle of Skye. Esacpe from Colditz

Walking into winter buttress

Martin topping out on the first pitch of Escape from Colditz grade 3 , with 3 stars

Alistair  climbing

Views out towards Rhum from the South summit.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Cullins- North - West ridge of Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh, Isle of Skye.

Martin leading his clients  up through Sgurr Eadar da Choire onto the NW ridge

Mark higher on the NW ridge

A fantastic place

Friday, 26 February 2016

Ice climbingin The Cullin, Island of Skye

One of the lower  pitches of our new climb.

Andy climbing

Andy on the ridge  near the Inaccessible Pinnacle - wonderful views

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Winter Mountaineering in the Cairngorms

Sometimes here we simply get such high winds and high avalanche risk that we have to retreat to the indoor climbing wall. 

Frankie demonstration good balance and front point crampon skills

Fitting ski skins to her ski mountaineering skis on he Cairngorm plateau

Lunch stop in  a snow cave

Photo opportunity

Cairngorm true summit with the Fiacaille ridge behind

Spindrift as we ski back down towards the Cairngorm Mountain ski area

Cairngorm Summit - automatic weather station 

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Cairngorm days 2

High winds in the Cairngorms yesterday so we went to church, Spirerox, the climbing wall in Elgin

Frankie demonstrating her front pointing crampon skills today.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Cairngorm days

Gordon and Frankie after a few hours of basic winter skills.

Frankie on the  Fiacaill Ridge.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Beinn Eighe traverse

With Moshe Cohen we did the traverse of te Beinn Eighe ridge, great conditions!

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Beinn Eighe Ridge traverse

With Moshe today

The small lochans reflected silver

In the morning we met the SAIS on duty forecasting team -  Andy Cunningham and Paul Tettersal

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Cairngorm climbing today!

Nice part inversion as we walked into the corrie

Moshe climbing

Moshe on one of the upper pitches.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Scottish ski - mountaineering and other skills!

Self arrest with ice axe

Janina reaching for her skis... the weather was wild.

Stephan looks on as Janina considers her next move!

Deep wet slushy snow! The joys and challenges of Scottish mountains!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Torridon Birthday party

Wonderful day on the hill with Cubby, Marie and Todd

Todd and Marie baked Cubby a cake.... happy birthday

Simply an ace pace to be!

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Eden Court last week

Have had nice and appreciative comments about my lecture last week.... thanks to those who said so and to those who bought my book. If you wish to buy a signed copy email me at and I can talk to you about how we organise that.