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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 24th September 2018

George climbing at Auchinstarry

Rock Climbing at Auchinstarry with Strathclyde Uni Mountaineering Club

Yesterday I was climbing at Auchinstarry Quarry near Glasgow with Strathclyde University Mountaineering Club.We looked at anchor building, gear placement, rope management, and setting up bottom ropes. We also did some climbing!

There are some photos here: Some Facebook photos. I was working as the St John Scotland Mountain Safety Instructor this weekend.

Building Anchors Andrew Climbing at Auchinstarry

Monday 17th September 2018

Navigating

Lochaber autumn hill and rock skills

This weekend I was out with the West Highland College University of Highlands and Islands Mountaineering Club. On Saturday we climbed Stob Ban and Mullach nan Coirean. We looked at navigation, group management, route finding, hazard judgement and risk assessment. On Sunday we went rock climbig in Glen Nevis. We looked at anchor building, gear placement, abseil set ups and bottom roping.

There are some photos here: Some Facebook photos. I was working as the St John Scotland Mountain Safety Instructor this weekend.

Choosing gear to place Tying ourselves in knots

Thursday 13th September 2018

Climbing at Yesnaby

Sailing and Climbing Trip

Last week I was away for a wee climbing and sailing trip with Robin. We sailed from Dundee to Skye via the Orkneys where we had a days climbing at Yesnaby.

We were lucky with the winds and weather which were mostly favourable. There are some photos are here: Facebook Photos

Sailing out of Tayport The stack at Yesnaby

I have archived all previous conditions reports. Please click on the appropriate link below to view past reports.