Category Archives: Avalanche info

Diary of one day on a wild walk – 1977 Day 20 November 16 – Ruigh Aiteahain bothy Carn An – Fhidhleir and An Sgarsoch – Linn Of Dee.

Diary of a wild walk West to East Of Scotland 1977 November and December are a hard time for Mountaineers, there is restricted daylight and our gear was basic. In 1977 the A9 was closed during our walk a few … Continue reading

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Start of the Avalanche forecast essential reading along with the daily weather forecasts.

From the SAIS: The Scottish Avalanche Information Service Home “Start of Season 2020/21 – Be Alert to Early Winter Snowpack InstabilitiesA standby avalanche forecast service will be provided for the Northern Cairngorms and Lochaber regions during the months of November … Continue reading

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The Zardsky sac a bit more gen ? A few tips on early winter Mountaineering gear to carry !

Following my blog on bothy bags yesterday I received this from Mike Parsons: “The very first bothy bag was called the KISU, Karrimor Instructor Survival Unit, KISU. and made by Karrimor, my company at the time. Here is a link … Continue reading

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Watching the weather a cautionary tale.

Its hard to believe when this photo was taken the weather changed a few hours later. I was meeting a pal Pete at Shenaval bothy who was coming over the Four Munro’s of the then Fisherfield 6. He had walked … Continue reading

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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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It’s a good feeling giving “stuff away” Be aware of the Avalanche Forecast/ weather forecast and be careful in your route choice.

Yesterday I had a call asking for some information on climbing guides. It was from one of the leading lights in our Mountaineering Club. He is a top guy who is pushing his mountaineering and does a lot to help … Continue reading

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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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