Category Archives: Avalanche info

Chasing the early routes. Often ending in taking the gear for a walk.

Looking back at early winter! I remember when I climbed a lot trying to get the first winter route in. We were pretty competitive at the time there were a few of us in the team Usually when the first … Continue reading

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1972 February – Avalanche on Lancet Edge of Sgor Iutharn

From the classic Mountain Scrambles in Scotland by Andrew Dempster. “The narrow rocky ridge gains its star from the grand position it occupies in wild and remote country, rather than the quality of the actual scrambling. With a good snow … Continue reading

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Today the Avalanche forecast starts. Well worth a look.

We are so lucky to have a public funded Scottish Avalanche Information Service. It’s free to use and is a great asset. Every day from today the Avalanche recorders go out to six areas selected and produce their reports. These … Continue reading

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Early advice from the Avalanche Service – please take heed.

As I drove back from seeing a pal near Applecross it was raining and the hills when they cleared briefly had a smattering of snow on the high summits. It had been a wet and very windy weekend but the … Continue reading

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Winter Adventures – A day at the races on Ben Nevis Castle Ridge, Observatory Ridge, North East Buttress and Tower Ridge.

Winter Adventures This is a from a good pal who I climbed with many years ago. It is his birthday this week I was supposed to go down South to celebrate his birthday. Due to other family commitments I could … Continue reading

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Handy reminders for the winter.

The Saddle Kintail In my early days a few of the more experienced mountaineers in the RAF Team would advise me of possible danger areas in winter They would take time out to explain where they were when we were … Continue reading

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Short wander in the Cairngorms to the crag in the mist.

Yesterday I missed the good weather by a day but wanted a wander. The Cairngorms is on my doorstep so it was a lazy start. The road was icy at the Dava Moor and it’s a wild place with a … Continue reading

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