Ardverikie Wall

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Now I must say that after each winter I forget the horrors of what can only be described as a ‘Midge Feast’.  Not that I forget about the Midges; just how tremendously bad they can be.  Our perfect camping spot … Read More

A misty Tower Ridge

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Ben and I drove over to the west as planned on Wednesday night and camped in Glen Coe with the intention of climbing something spicy on the Buchaille.  Unfortunately the weather dictated otherwise… The Buchaille is there… somewhere. The new plan for … Read More

MLTA Scottish meet day 2

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Now that I’m back to a computer I can post some pics from Sunday’s exploits a bit quicker than from the Blackberry! After a sunny but windy day at Kingussie the team from Saturday along with Rich Parker from Big … Read More

MLTA regional meet day one

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Amongst the cloud and cooled by blustery wind; a group of us from around the country descended on Kingussie crag. The six of us enjoyed the sun and heat that emerged around lunchtime whilst we got some climbing and technical … Read More

An evening with the Midges

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fter working at Transition yesterday I met Patrick en-route to Ballater for a couple hours of climbing.  We fancied the central section for some longer and more ‘adventurous’ routes.  Giant Flake Route (VS 4c)*** allowed us to set up a stance … Read More

AMI Short Roping Workshop

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In preparation for an up and coming assessment I was away this weekend taking part in a Trainee Workshop provided by the Association of Mountaineering Instructors for its members. The focus of the workshop was Short Roping and the issues … Read More

Gear for Sale!

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I have had a clear out of sorts and am looking to sell some older kit that I do not use. Varied condition and age (see jpeg below).  If you want any more info please get in touch.