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On this page we at Alpha Mountaineering will keep you up to date with news and the local conditions as we find them out on the hill. If this page has not been updated recently then check my Facebook or Twitter page as I can update those more easily when away from the office.

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Monday 11th November 2019

Torridon bouldering

Cold and clear in Torridon

This weekend I was working with students from Edinburgh university Hill Walking Club. Friday afternoon I managed a quick boulder on the Torridon boulders in lovely conditions. On Saturday and sunday I was out with some students learning general hill skills and navigation. Although there was some water ice on the path we didn't need our crampons and iceaxes but it's good to pack them just in case at this time of year. More snow fell last night all along the west coast.

Facebook photo album here: Some Facebook photos. I was working as the St John Scotland Mountain Safety Instructor this weekend.

High on Beinn Damh Stella on the steep ridge below Spidean Coire an Laoigh

Tuesday 5th November 2019

Getting all knotted up

A wet weekend at Kingussie

This weekend I was working with students attending the Mountaineering Scotland SMART weekend. This weekend has now been running for 15 years and gives students the opportunity to learn lots of skills either for climbing or walking in the Scottish hills. I was working at Kingussie crag both days with students who had a mix of experience and just wanted to learn more about staying safe at the crag.

Facebook photo album here: Some Facebook photos. I was working as the St John Scotland Mountain Safety Instructor this weekend.

Catia and Colt climbing Classic Crack Catia placing a nut

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