Monday, 31 May 2021

Comic Crag, rock climbing introductory rock climbing

 I had the good fortune to  instruct some rock climbing with Freya and Dave the other day at Comic Crag, after some instruction Freya impressively led her first rock climb...

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Escape from the Cairngorm rain to a slightly dryer Stac Pollaidh

 Lovely day, rapid change of plans to relocate our days activity to the wonderful North West of Scotland.

Torridonian Sandstone-  Stac Pollaidh

Kirrie loved it!

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Late winter climbing this spring time - Cairngorm National Park

 A wet start to the day here in the Cairngorms National Park. There is still lots of snow in the Northern Cories and skiers and handful of climbers were out enjoying the mountains today. We went to Coire an t Sneachda and had a good climb. 

JB climbing

on Belay

There is plenty snow.

Monday, 10 May 2021

Coire An T Snechda, Winter Climbing - Cairngorm National Park

 The unseasonably cold weather seems to be coming to an end but there is still lots of snow in the coires of the Cairngorms. Today we climbed in Coire An T Snechda on Central Gully! The snow was softer with the occasional indication of some slight rock fall, but in general with care and consideration the lower graded gullies are quite climbable.

Self arrest practice.

There is plenty snow!

JB on belay

Topping out.

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Deer Deer!


Wonderful short walk and views in my back yard!


Sea cliff rock climbing

 Wonderful day at the Burghead sea coast instructing traditional climbing. 

     JB Pilon climbing.
   and on descent
Cooler temperatures but sunny
 A wonderful climbing area for early in the season.