Category Archives: Scottish winter climbing.

Off to meet the RAF Mountain Rescue Winter Course today. A few memories.

The annual RAF Winter Course is on this week and today and myself and my pal Dan Carrol will meet them tonight in the Cairngorms. The teams are up for a week training and it is an annual event since … Continue reading

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Travel to Ayr then for talk in Edinburgh tonight in the Students Union Kings Buildings At 1900 all welcome! Low level ice climbs still there?

It was a dreich drive down the A9 yesterday there was the start of a thaw at low level. The roads were clear and just a bit of water on them. The hills were looking good still plastered with snow … Continue reading

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A hard day on the back of Beinn Liath Mhor a few thoughts a day hard day physically and mentally? A huge thanks to Torridon MRT.

I was staying at Gerry’s Hostel right next to Achnachellach Station snow had fallen during the night only a smattering but the weather was a little warmer. I was planning to go in to the back of Beinn Liath Mor … Continue reading

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Artic – Moruisg and at night at Gerry’s Hostel.

The snow was down in village as I left early but fine on the main roads a few miles they were black and it was a clear run to Inverness. We were meeting Diane and Brent at Tarvie Snack Bar … Continue reading

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Heading to Achnasheallach “Gerry’s Hostel” for the weekend. Weather dependant?

Depending on the weather I am heading to the North West meeting Brent and Dianne at Tarvie all weather dependant if no go I will come back home. I stayed in Gerry’s Hostel over 40 years ago on a walk … Continue reading

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Winter Talks – Tuesday 6th March 7-10pm   Students Union, King’s Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JF  in The Common Room (Food Court) Three talks:

Winter Talks Series 2018 – The Carnethy Hill Running Club Winter Talks series Edinburgh Everyone is welcome; you don’t need to be a member of Carnethy to attend. Tuesday 6th March 7-10pm  – Students Union, King’s Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JF … Continue reading

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As Britain is getting some heavy snow the Cuillin Ridge in Skye has an incredible winter day in 4 hours 57 min. Missing Walker in Bendronaig Lodge, Lurg Mhor and Bearneas areas. .

A few years ago now  – In search of romance (perhaps) Tim Gomersall and Finlay Wild spent Valentine’s Day trotting across 11 Munro summits, fuelled mostly by jelly babies, in an uncontested (so far) record six hours 14 minutes and … Continue reading

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