Monthly Archives: February 2020

More information from the Scottish Avalanche information Service.

This is very rare for the SAIS to issue a statement like this. Please read and take heed. A terrain trap is a sharply concave part of the run out such as a gully, an abrupt transition or a crevasse where avalanche … Continue reading

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A no brainer £50 off Paramo with their recycle offer. High Avalanche risk in Lochaber. Be careful.

I bought the very early Paramo many years ago and only heard of this offer recently that if you recycle an old paramo through Paramo or a retailer and buy another Paramo item you will get £50 off. I have … Continue reading

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Lots of great climbing going on just now. Still be aware of the dangers after heavy snow and wind.

Its great to see so many out and about this winter and some great routes being climbed after a slow start to Winter. I found a lot of information was hard won in the winter mountains. Many areas are still … Continue reading

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Can you help.

From the Scottish Mountain Trust “One of our authors, Bob Barton, has been talking to the mountaineering community to support a new book on avalanche avoidance. He estimates that the insights we will be providing are based on around 6,000 … Continue reading

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Bill Skelson – Skeloon.

Last night we lost another troop after a long fight with cancer. Bill was very public with his illness and helped many with his openness. His daughter Hannah nursed him to the end. She kept us all updated and gave … Continue reading

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Well done the Skye Sculpture Group

I wrote this two years ago about the planned Sculpture on Skye. “I love Skye after over 40 years of adventures on this magical Island . I love its history and it people and have so many incredible days on … Continue reading

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Kevin Woods Kintail South Clunnie -7 Munro’s high winds and looking back at these big hill days

I have just read Kevin Woods update on his traverse of all the Munro’s this winter. The storms keep coming yet Kevin is still pushing on. Yesterday he did the 7 Munro’s of the South Clunnie of Kintail. Kevin is … Continue reading

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That ongoing problem erosion at Cummingston sea cliffs.

Sadly the erosion at my local crag Cummingston Sea cliffs is getting worse look back on my blogs and see how many times I have written about it. This is not just a climbing cliff but also a well loved … Continue reading

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Seana Bhraigh Munro 254 – 927 metres/3041 feet. A hill not to rush. In memory of Phil James Assynt MRT Team Leader killed in an avalanche on Seana Bhraigh

Seana Bhraigh past visits. As most will know Seana Bhraigh is a long way from anywhere. Some guidebooks say it is one of the remotest Munros about. The hill is approached by Loch Coire Mhoir is reached by most by … Continue reading

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Running on empty. 1976 North to South of Scotland.

I have just read Kevin Woods update on his winter traverse of the Munros. The weather is wild and yet Kevin is still pushing on. He is up North and had an early start on Saturday on Conival and Ben … Continue reading

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