Thursday, 15 February 2018

Some rock climbing and navigation skills!

The access road to Cairngorm has been closed for a couple of days owing to high winds and lots of spindrift, The snow blower and snow plough drivers have been working hard but the road remains closed. So Frankie and I have been working at lower levels refining navigation skills and some cold /freezing hand rock climbing!!!

Cummingston

Cummingston, placing trad gear, how to set up belays at the top and bottom of climbs, Frankie delighted with her new climbing rack!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Cairngorm Ski Mountaineering


Frankie ski touring towards Cairngorm summit this afternoon

Cairngorm Mountain/Mountain Retreats, some great snow on piste, strong winds and spindrift though!

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Winter Words Festival - In Some Lost Place

https://pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com/production/30408/sandy-allan/

I am giving a talk at Pitlochry Festival Theatre :17 Feb at 10.00am, hope you can come along

The knife edged Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat. Pakistan.
The Mazeno Ridge - "In Some Lost Pace!

Goat Track Gully, Tunnock's and Cairngorm National Park

Frankie on belay

Climbing

Tunnock's caramel wafer, the food of champions!



Spiral Gully with Ewan

Ewan wrapped up for the cold and spindrift

Nice climbing

Great views, shame about the rope work!!!

Another new line on Lurchers, Cairngorms

Kacper out there!

Bridging move on steep slabs, the final Jaw!

Cairngorm days

The other day Andy Nisbet, Kacper and I climbed an interesting route on Lurchers.

A few days before we climbed the route to the first image in this post Andy and I went  to check to some line son Lurchers crag, Cairngorms.

Gosha and Kacper in Hidden Chimney, weather was very wind and very Scottish Winter

Kacper, Gosha and me!