Winter skills in a winter wonderland – Aonach Mor and Glencoe

For the past 2 days I (Hannah) have been out in the winter wonderland with  Adam from London who was keen to learn how to route plan and how to move about the winter hills safely. On day one we took advantage of the Nevis Range up lift and went up onto Aonach Mor. Being on first the W
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Winter Mountaineering: Here, There, Everywhere

It’s been a busy stint, and as the title suggests, I’ve (Ken) been running winter mountaineering days in various locations over the past week. Last weekend, I was working for Cairngorm Adventure Guides, needless to say, in the Cairngorms. I was out with Suzie and Katie, wh
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A windy but thankfully dry skills day in the Cairngorms

After looking at the forecast for today, I (Hannah) needed quite a different plan from yesterday. With persistent rain, high winds and warm temperatures predicted it was time to see where else might be better. The Cairngorms were forecasting high winds and temperatures but no rain so
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Winter skills on Aonach Mor

Today I (Hannah) was out with Paul and Roger who are over from Dublin. Both were keen to get stuck into winter but wanted some guidance on how do get the most out of the hills safely and efficiently. We chose Aonach Mor as our destination with the hope that we could hide on the East s
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The Curtain & Green Gully, Ben Nevis

Not wanting to have FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) after Ken came home and showed me his photos of how good The Curtain (IV,5) was yesterday, it became Scott and myself’s (Hannah) objective for today! The early start was worth it as we were first on the route and just like Ken said
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