Winter skills – Ben Nevis and Glencoe

For the past couple of days I (Hannah) have been out and about enjoying the cold crisp high pressure, working for Mountain Motion. Bristol Universities Mountaineering club makes an annual visit to Scotland to learn and improve their winter skills and knowledge with the intentions of t
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Forcan Ridge, Glenshiel

Over the New Year, I’m running a winter mountaineering course based in Lochcarron, for Moran Mountain, and today was all about making the most of the better forecast, as the next couple of days are looking slightly mild and windy.  With that in mind, Donna, Ketil, Deanne, Chris
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Christmas comes early: Sron Na Lairig, Glencoe

Why had I not climbed the ridge of Sron Na Lairig before? It’s brilliant! For our final day, on Saturday, Nick & I were joined by Lucy, and with the climber’s gondola at Nevis Range looking like it could be affected by the wind, we decided to venture up the Lairig Eild
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East Ridge of North Buttress, Stob Ban

From one East Ridge to another, this time we stayed local, and ventured up the Allt Coire a’Mhusgain to climb the East Ridge of the North Buttress of Stob Ban (there’s a mouthful!). The thaw had continued through the night, so sticking to something east facing meant that t
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Snowy on the East Ridge of Beinn a’Chaorainn

Today was day 2 of Nick’s mountaineering course, and with an overnight thaw, and fresh westerly winds forecasted, I decided that something east facing would be more snow-sure and a bit more sheltered, and with that in mind, opted for the East Ridge of Beinn a’Chaorainn.  W
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