Friday, 14 April 2017

Winter Round up

It's has been a fairly challenging winter for a few reasons. We've had fairly small amounts of snow and when it has fallen, it's usually been followed by some deep thaws. Still, there have been plenty of opportunities to enjoy the mountains. I had the pleasure of sharing the winter mountains with many great clients. Below are some pictures of some of the highlights of the working season for me.
Mark and Paul on Dorsal Arete ( working for West Coast Mountain Guides)

High up on School House Ridge (II) with Dan
Approaching the summit of Stob Coire nan Lochan

Looking up to Church Door Buttress

Andy enjoying the squeeze on Crypt Route (V,6) Bidian nam Bian

A smashing day on Ben Nevis after climbing E Ridge of Douglas Boulder

Out with Joe and Jacob

on E Ridge of N Buttress, Stob Ban

and enjoying Castle Ridge

A great bunch of students from WHC

Fantastic conditions on the Devi's Ridge, Sgurr a Mhaim

Winter skills in Glencoe with Alexis

Out with Chris and Dave for Abacus Mountain Guides

Castle Ridge Delivers the goods again!

Spring starts to spring on Stob Ban!

A great day with Prashant

Descending the N Ridge of Stob Ban

Snow holes with West Highland College

Snowy number 5 gully...

but a rocky ridge on Ledge Route

Top of the UK with Karen and Ronnie

Thanks to Alan Halewood for mentoring me as I move through the MIC scheme and to West Coast Mountain Guides and Abacus Mountain Guides for the excellent days of work this winter. Things are certainly taking a turn towards spring and I'm looking forward to a summer of mountaineering!