Category Archives: Avalanche info

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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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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