Category Archives: Winter Climbs

Winter is over (apparently)

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All my friends who are Winter Guides are packing up their ice axes and switching to rock.  I decided to have a nostalgic walk up Bidean nam Bian on Saturday having a few hours free.  Winter is definitely NOT over!!! … Continue reading

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A Ramble Alone! – one ice axe or two!

I set off to scope a route for a Bronze DofE group up into Coire Giubhsachan.  However as I had a full day free I decided to extend my day.  In the car park I had debated one Ice Axe … Continue reading

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Na Gruagaichean in Winter (10/10/13)

What a day – it needed to be used, so Liahm and I set off for his first winter experience. We drove up to Mamore lodge and walked up the corrie onto the ridge between Na Gruagaichean and Stob Coire … Continue reading

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winter adventures with the boys part 2

A better start to the day, and we headed off to attempt Stob Ban and Mullach nan Coirean. A lovely walk as always up the glen and onto the ridge. Crampons on and a steep ascent to the first summit. … Continue reading

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winter adventures with the boys part 1

Two days booked with Rob and his mates. Forecast was not good and plenty of snow around. As Rob had already ticked Meall a Bhuiridh, we set off to Bridge of Orchy to ease the boys into winter climbing. We … Continue reading

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Carn mor Dearg

A play date with dave Hannah and we summited using a little known ridge called by Dave, twisting ridge A joy to take the gondola up and an easy walk round to the start. We were marked by a jagged … Continue reading

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Playing in the snow…2012

First day of my new life…. and I had to postpone all those administration tasks and go up and see the snow. went up to Corrie nan Lochan and half way up broad gully.  Snow thigh deep and not compacted…however … Continue reading

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