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Monday 24th February 2020

Michael digging a bucket seat

Wintry in Glencoe this weekend

I was working with Strathclyde University Mountaineering Club this weekend.

On Saturday I was working with beginners on Buachaille Etive Beag doing winter skills and on the Sunday I went into Stob Coire nan Lochan to look at snow belays. There was a strong westerly both days with plenty of snow showers.

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

Battling the weather on Buachaille Etive Beag Body belay from a bucket seat

Monday 10th February 2020

On top of Sgurr a' Chuillin

Wild winter weather in Glen Shiel

I was over on the west coast in Glen Shiel this weekend.

On Saturday we had a decent day on the hil before the the weather got bad as Storm Ciara arrived. On Sunday it was super windy and wet and only really snowed above 600m. We had an adventurous attempt on a Graham called Biod an Fhithich

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

Navigation practice Cutting steps

Monday 3rd February 2020

Practising ice axe arrest

Winter Skills in Glencoe

I was working with the Edinburgh University Mountaineering Club in Glencoe this weekend.

Saturday started very wet and windy and not that cold. Fortunately later the day the temperature dropped and by Saturday night it was snowing on the hills. On Sunday there were a lot of snow showers on a southerly breeze.

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

Navigation practice Heading up Buachaille Etive Beag