Talisman Vimeo Videos

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 :-)

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Cairngorm mid-April backcountry freshies!

Great off piste snow cover in the Cairngorms and with lots more snow to come this weekend and then cold settled conditions in the coming week :-)

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Great off piste snow cover

The snow cover on Cairngorm to Ben MacDui and over on the Braeriach plateau is superb for ski mountaineering and forecast to better and better over the next week or more!

Friday, 8 April 2016

On the Winters Edge with Thomas (14yrs) and Peter

Cairngorm winter climbing intro for 14 year old Thomas along with his dad Philip - Thomas loved it... Photo album 'Guiding with Philip and Thomas' on our facebook page here smile emoticon

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Family Guided Winter Climbing and Instruction.

Cairngorm whiteout and basic winter climbing ropework in preparation for our guided winter climb tomorrow. I was out with father and son team Philip and a very mature and competent 14 year old, Thomas :-)

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Getting the weather window with Michael (27th March 2016)

Another great day out with Michael getting the weather window just about right ;-)
The storm force winds subsided and gave us a perfect alpine weather window to climb a variation of Hidden Chimney and Jacob's Edge.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Great skiing on and off the piste

Nice exploratory skiing on spring snow below 1100 metres, getting icy above as the colder weather arrives for the Easter break...