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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6 Days, 6 Munros & a Snowhole: Mamores & NW Highlands

It’s been another busy spell, this time with a greater emphasis on mountaineering than climbing.  Last Saturday, I was working for my good friend, Scott (Kirkhope Mountaineering), and out with Jim & Kieran.  With the avalanche conditions showing there to be considerable hazard 360
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6 Days, 6 Routes, 12 Stars: NW Highlands & Glencoe

Sunday: Right End Buttress III,4*, Fuar ThollMonday: East Buttress IV,5***, Beinn Eighe Tuesday: Sinister Prong IV,5***, Liathach Wednesday: Cobolt Buttress IV,5***, Meall Gorm Thursday: Skills day Friday: 999 IV,5** & Zig-Zags Direct III, Gearr Aonach Above is a brief outline of
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Trio of Munros: Slioch, Beinn Fhada & A’ Glas-bheinn

After a week of work with The Outward Bound Trust, I was back up north for the weekend, working for Moran Mountain.  Martin (no, not Moran!) is currently a good way through his round of the 282 Munros, and the plan for this weekend was to tackle a few more, weather permitting.  With a
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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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