Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Over the past days we have had quite a lot of new snow which mainly fell on light winds so the snow cover is very good. There has been some consolidation of the snow pack but its hard going trail breaking. Lots of ski touring and "the lifties " on Cairngorm mentioned that the may open by the 19 Dec if not perhaps a few days earlier.
We soloed up Spiral Gully today as conditions ar Ok but the snow is pretty deep and there is lots of clearing to be done on the buttress lines..Climbing conditions are shaping up really well, long may it continue.
A wonderful light this morning
Monday, 7 December 2020
Thursday, 27 August 2020
The three of us, Maggie, Rick and I had great time yesterday on this climb. It is a Chamonix classic with some truly magnificent 6a pitches leading amazing situations...Another wonderful day.
Maggie leading the first 6a pitch
Rick delighted at the top of the last pitch
Rick on one of the early pitches
Maggie belaying Rick at the top.
This is superb rock climb which I had climbed about twenty years ago but my friend Rick had not tried it so we gave it a go. It was busy a Sunday and even although we had an early start there were still people on the climb when we arrived. However we had an ace time as all teams moved efficiently so we enjoyed a marvellous days climbing .
Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Great day today with Maggie doing this wonderful sports climb.
Saturday, 1 August 2020
|The Riffelhorn 2927 m and Matterhorn|
|Breithorn 4085 m,|
|Rock climbing on the south face of Riffelhorn for our first day, some nice rock climbing, then roping up for glacier travel, anchors and crevasse rescue hauling systems.|
|Some nice climbing to be had with about 12 bolted routes with some bolted variation finishes.|