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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Winter in Scotland and Spanish Hot Rock!

Winter has arrived in the Cairngorms and several winter routes have already been climbed, just as we leave for some hot rock climbing in Spain!

We are away until the end of November and will be taking winter skills bookings by email and text...

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Winter 2017 Course Dates

We've just returned from our summer in the French Alps and will be soon heading off on our annual November Hot Rock trip to Spain but have finally managed to catch up on some of the admin and update our Winter Course Dates for 2017 which can be found here.
We've already had lots of group booking for February 2017 so if you want to book a Winter Skill course you'll need to be quick!

Saturday, 4 June 2016

A quick hit on the In Pinn

An early start from Slochd to bag the In Pinn on the Skye Cuillin with Steven then back home to a midge free Cairngorm for tea!
More photos on our Facebook album here.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Cuillin Ridge Munros with Michael (28-31 May 2016)

Great weather and great company ticking off the Black Cuillin Munros with Michael :-)
lots of great photos on our Facebook album here

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Cuillin Ridge Munros (14-17 May 2016)

Four great days guiding on the Cuillin Munros with Pete and Guy with the help of Julie Baum (MIC) on day three.
The guys did really well and completed all the Cuillin Ridge Munros in good style bar one, when we abandoned the final summit Sgurr nan Gillean, after completing Bruach na Frithe and Am Basteir, due to the wet and windy weather.
Clear and dry on the first day then low cloud and occasional light showers on days two and three before we got a good soaking on the fourth and last day!
Plans have already being made for rock climbing and a return visit to complete more classic Cuillin climbs such as Pinnacle Ridge and the Cioch, along with the rest of the team, Andy and Dunc.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Cuillin Ridge 14-17 May 2016

We're guiding on the Cuillin Ridge from the 14-17 May 2016 so lots of photos on our return from Skye. Full detail on our Facebook page here.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Another classic alpine day with Marcus - 11th May 2016

Great weather and a grand alpine day out guiding on Fingers Ridge with Marcus. Two approach pitches on snow before we removed our crampons to enjoy the lovely rough dry granite on the main route. More details on our Facebook album at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/edit/a.758132867620596.1073741918.124310161002873/

Friday, 6 May 2016

Friday's ski adventure!

End of season ski tour over to Ben MacDui before taking in Pinnacle Gully on the Shelterstone on the way back to Cairngorms piste.

An end of season ski tour via Lurchers, Ben MacDui, Shelterstone Gullies and back via the Cairngorm piste.
I had a look at Castlegates Gully just as two snowboarders arrived after boarding down Diagonal Gully earlier. I checked out both the gully entrances first, before skiing down Pinnacle Gully which was nice apart from the worrying rocky runout at the bottom - video later!
The snow was good in both the Shelterstone gullies with smooth soft spring snow on top of a firmer base.
Both Castlegates and Pinnacle gullies had tricky entrances, which I first down climbed, with the rocky runouts not a place to fall or ski if icy! More details and photo album on our Facebook page here.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Cuillin Ridge Traverse, Munros and Classic Climbs May 2016

A few of our confirmed dates in May 2016 for guiding on the Cuillin Ridge on Skye. You can book or find out more by following the links below:

  • 28th May -1st June 2016 for more details on our Facebook page, click here.
  • 14th May -18th May 2016 for more details on our Facebook page, click here

Sunday, 1 May 2016

May Winter Mountaineering and Skills!

Despite the poor online weather forecasts by late morning it was sunny, dry and calm and a great alpine like day of winter mountaineering skills was had with Tom, Josh and Alice :-)

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Latest ski video music version!

An awesome day skiing from the summit of Cairngorm to Ben MacDui before returning via the snowy corries with some superb skiing on the steep terrain via the Feith Buide (waterfalls!) to the foot of Hell's Lum.
The steep descent down the snow covered slabs, waterfalls and outcrops was well worth it, though climbing back up was hot work, avoiding ice and cornice collapse from the Hell's Lum cliffs above.
A few more ascents and untracked descents before heading back over to the Cas headwall to ski down the piste to the mid-station, then trainers on for a walk to the car! (20th April 2016)
YouTube enhanced video and royalty free music version now at https://youtu.be/_K8R86pjd6o

Another awesome Cairngorm / MacDui Ski day

An awesome ski day on Cairngorm and Ben MacDui with perfect weather, views and snow :-)