Category Archives: Avalanche info

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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Blast from the past – Dachstein Mitts.

After yesterday’s wee blog on Wind – suits I got a few photos of Wind – suits and the famous Dachstein mitts. Looking through some of the climbing forums it was amazing to see how so many “tigers” berated them. … Continue reading

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Looking after each other on a winter hill day.

It’s hard to try to pass a message about looking after each other on the mountains when I love going out alone. I always tell folk where I am going and have my own safety network of mates and family. … Continue reading

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Avalanche Awareness

As the first snow is forecast on the mountains this week it’s worth discussing Avalanche Awareness. Most Mountaineers have all the gear all costing so much cash but few spend money on Avalanche Awareness training. I would advise every winter … Continue reading

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Wales – memories of a wild savage weekend in the Cairngorms.

It’s good being back in Wales where I am down golfing for a few days. We bumped into Pete a Climbing instructor from the Navy at Llandudno golf club. I had not seen Pete since the mid 80’s. He worked … Continue reading

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More on Ben Nevis Memories of the CIC Hut.

A few days ago I wrote a small piece about Ben Nevis it was something I had wanted to do for a while. Thank you all for the kind comments . Yet it only touched the memories of great days … Continue reading

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