Monthly Archives: January 2019

Gwen Moffat – International Federation of Mountain Guides Association an icon of her time. Thanks

This is from Facebook “She is Gwen Mary Moffat, the first british IFMGA woman (1953). British Mountain Guides Moffat discovered her passion for mountaineering during the 40´s while climbing in Snowdonia, the Lakes, Scotland and the Alps. All along the … Continue reading

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A winters walk on Fionn Bheinn (White Hill) near Achnasheen.

To many who know the mountains especially the Munro Fionn Bheinn above Achnasheen to most it is not the most motivating of hills. In summer it can be a short boggy wander and often climbed quickly along with other hills. … Continue reading

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The snow is back! 0530 my spies tell me Achasheen is white.

I am hoping to head out for a short day today around the Achnasheen area depending on weather. The forecast is for snow and a bit of wind but I need a walk. Its been windy all night and even … Continue reading

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Rescue is rarely instant – be prepared.

This is a piece from yesterdays blog  from a good pal – who was writing about a winter Climb Nordwand on Ben Nevis a long climb in winter that tasked him and his companion. “Good piece Heavy, That ‘mate’ from … Continue reading

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More on Ben Nevis the classic Castle Ridge and another quieter area. The North Wall of Castle Ridge.

How many flash by these big cliffs on their way to the CIC hut on route to the winter classics. Some do not get that far but head for the quicker easier and quieter climbs. Many head for classics further … Continue reading

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Some of The Brenva Face routes on Ben Nevis in the 70’s . Classic climbing, long Alpine climbs in a wild place of great beauty.

In my early winter climbing days I loved reading the history of the famous routes of the characters and the stories especially about the first ascents. It was incredible what was climbed with simple equipment and gear. Even in the … Continue reading

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A busy Clavie Night.

  Last night my village filled up with people as it was the Annual burning of the Clavie to celebrate the New Year. The place was busy with the crowds and the weather was fine. I had a few visitors … Continue reading

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