Three days of winter skills

On Tuesday I (Hannah) was working for Abacus Mountain Guides and walked up to Stob Coire nan Lochan with Rachel. Rachel is currently working for the Scottish National Heritage to create artworks in connection with the National Scenic Area (Ben Nevis and Glen Coe) and the people who li
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Intro to Winter Climbing, NW Highlands

Over the past 5 days I have been based up in the North West Highlands, working on an Intro to Winter Climbing Course for Moran Mountain. Dave, Greg & Dean, a group of friends from Derbyshire, all had a solid background in rock climbing, so this week was all about transferring thei
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The Runnel, Dr’s Choice & Pygmy Ridge in The Cairngorms

Last week I was working for The Outward Bound Trust, hence no updates on conditions, but I’m just back in from a great weekend of work over east, in The Cairngorms.  I was out with Donna & Phil, who both brought with them a solid base of mountaineering experience, and were a
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Aonach Mor: Morwind this morning, more wind this afternoon!

Both Han and I were out again, working for West Coast Mountain Guides. With a front forecasted to pass over the UK early this afternoon, Dirk and I made the decision to catch the 8am climbers’ gondola at Nevis Range, with the intention of abseiling into Morwind (again on Dirk
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Not a bad day out! Green Gully, Ben Nevis

Finally Dirk was able to see the Highlands in their fully glory!  Despite the good forecast, and not a ridiculously early start by us this morning, we were all alone on the walk-in to Coire Na Ciste on Ben Nevis.  What this meant was a couple of things… We’d probably be th
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