Climbing & Mountaineering
With spring having arrived in the North West the only option is to head high, the obvious choice is Sgurr Mor.
Light winds for a change, reflected in Loch Droma.
The approach is easy when the burns are low and snow only starts above 800m or so - just a couple…Continue
Added by Jim on January 30, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments
I'd not been on the hill for a while, so yesterday I fought the wind and rain to see the effects of the thaw.
Toll an Lochain on An Teallach has been stripped, I could only see one gully that was complete. I wandered up Lord's Gully to Lord Berkeley's Seat, a sinister dark mass in the mist, but didn't like the look of either branch to top out. The…Continue
The thaw was massive and has stripped snow and ice from all levels. However refreezing has firmed up the remaining snow nicely - so easy gullies make fun days out at the moment. One of the most reliable routes on Beinn Eighe, down south in Torridon, has some interesting insitu gear and we also found some 'bomber' placements.…Continue
A few photos from my last few trips out.
Reasonable snow falls on a non-existent base and cold temperatures have not yet produced good conditions for low grade snow and ice climbers like me, but it's beautiful none the less.…
May is a great time for cragging on the west coast, with low rainfall and no wee bastards yet. If you're in the area and are unlucky enough to see a rain cloud you can always pop by my house (first right after the Mellon Charles sign, green roof) to dry stuff or play in the bouldering barn.
I've been getting out as much as my elbows allow, to some of the best and local…Continue
MWIS forecasts can usually be boiled down to a single key percentage - and this weekend it was 70% or higher for all three days. Time to hightail it back home and get out there.
Local sea cliffs were the objective on Friday, starting with a short bit of biking to the ruins at Slaggan.…Continue
Arriving home in temperatures approaching double digits, with foaming water cascading off the hills and baby goats adding to the spring atmosphere, it was clearly not a winter climbing weekend (although I say that with hindsight since on sat I wandered up Beinn Dearg and got drizzled on for a couple of hours before giving up).
So, a bit of climbing to…Continue