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Sunday 25th November 2018

Rachel Navigating on Meall Chuaich

Wintery tops

This weekend in Drumochter pass the tops of the Munros had a decent winter coat. Some sunshine and good views outwith the mist and cloud but in the cloud we had some good white-out nav conditions. It was cold in the snow showers that came in on the easterly wind.

I was out with the Aberdeen University Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Society this weekend. On Saturday we climbed Meall Chuaich and on Sunday we climbed at Geal-charn and A'Mharconaich.

There are some Facebook photos here: Some Facebook photos.

Descending the North ridge off A'Mharconaich White-out navigation conditons

Monday 19th November 2018

Navigating in the Glen Feshie hills

Autumn sunshine

Great sunny and cool weekend in the Cairngorms. I was out with the Glasgow University Mountaineering Club who were staying in Kincraig. On Saturday we climbed Sgor Gaoith in Glen Feshie and on Sunday we climbed at Kingussie Crag.

There are some Facebook photos here: Some Facebook photos.

At Kingussie Crag Summit of Sgor Gaoith

Monday 12th November 2018

Enjoying the late afternoon sun

Kintail Weekend

I was over in Glen Sheil this weekend working with The Edinburgh University Hill Walking Club. On Saturday we climbed Sgurr Mhic Bharraich. this trackless corbett above Ratagan bealach gave some great ground for navigating and route finding. On Sunday we headed over Loch Duich to climb Sgurr an Airgid which seems to be a much more popular hill to climb with a good track to the top.

There are some Facebook photos here: Some Facebook photos.

Navigating on Sgurr an Airgid Summit shot on Sgurr Mhic Bharraich

Sunday 4th November 2018

Hannah climbing at Kingussie Crag

SMART Weekend

This weekend I was working on the Scottish Students Safety Seminar weekend. I took out students rock climbing both days. Saturday was pretty wet and windy but Sunday was dry and sunny although a bit cold in the windy.

There are some Facebook photos here: Some Facebook photos.

View across Loch Duntelchaig Nic climbing Tapered Groove

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