Category Archives: Ice climbing Canada

Berbers – people in high places

Originally posted on kragrags:
The tiny rider confidently urged the donkey up the rocky track towards us. He was barely bigger than the chickens in front of him and couldn’t have been more than 5 years old. While most pre-school children…

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Missing the Hills – Antiques ice axes for sale.

Day 2 after the operation was not easy did not even manage a wander outside  after the drugs wore off. It will be a very slow  process. Great to see so much being done all over Scotland, so get out … Continue reading

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Old Plastic Boots – a thought for all you old timers out there!

EQUIPMENT WARNING – OLD PLASTIC BOOTS Andy Sallabank, Mountain Instructor, was working with a couple of students in the Cairngorms when the old plastic boots of one of his students literally cracked and fell apart This not the first time … Continue reading

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1983 Canada ice – Koflack boots, Chounaird Zero axes and basic ice screws!

I sit awaiting another operation missing the mountains and my patience is running out.I miss the mountains so much and climbing this a small bit about an incredible trip to Canada in 1983.  Canada Ice – the dream ice climbing … Continue reading

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Memories of Wales – The Snowdon Bike Race and ice climbing in Canada.

I am heading to Onich after the cup final this afternoon to meet a friend  Pete Kay who I served with at RAF Valley in North Wales in the late 70’s. Pete  is on a motorbike trip to Scotland. Pete … Continue reading

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IceLines – new guide for selected Waterfalls of the Canadian Rockies. Memory lane revisited again!

I am down in Aviemore visiting friends hoping to winter climb so staying overnight. We had a fun night with a great meal and a dram and watched 30 years of the magic Caperecaille on the Tv A Scottish band … Continue reading

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Cold Climbs – a book with a huge impact on winter climbing.

This book first published in 1983 was a great introduction into the hostile world of winter climbing for many in Canada. I first got it as soon as it came out and we took a copy with us to the … Continue reading

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