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Thursday 25th October 2018

Scrambling on Fiachaill Ridge

Cairngorms Scramble

Today I was out with Paolo and Katherine and their 9 year old son Alexander. We went into the Cairngorms, climbed Fiachaill Ridge and then topped out on Cairngorm. It started dry but had turned damp by the end of the day as the cloud lowered and the wind picked up. It was 3 degrees on top and felt pretty cold in the wind.

There are some Facebook photos here: Some Facebook photos.

Scrambling on Fiachaill Ridge On the summit of Cairngorm

Monday 15th October 2018

Abigail scrambling

University of Stirling Mountaineering Club autumn weekend

Yesterday was a lovely warm sunny day in Glencoe and I went scrambling on the Pink Rib of Beinn a' Chrulaiste with the University of Stirling Mountaineering Club.

On Staurday it was very different in terms of the weather; we had persistent rain but with very little wind. I took a group of students up Buachaille Etive Beag practicing our navigation, route finding and other hill skills.

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

Saturday nav on Buachaille Etive Beag Great views on Sunday

Monday 8th October 2018

Daniel and Daphne Navigating in the rain on the Pap

Glencoe with St Andrews Uni Breakaway Society

This weekend we had two very contrasting days. On Saturday there was sunshine and views with a couple of showers and a cool westerly breeze. We walked up Buachaille Etive Beag and summitted both munros, practicing our navigation and hill skills on the way.

Sunday was very different with persistant wind and strong winds. We managed to get to the top of The Pap of Glencoe, just!

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

Saturday nav on Buachaille Etive Beag On top of the Pap of Glencoe

Monday 1st October 2018

Tom Navigating in the snow showers

Glen Nevis with St Andrews Uni Mountaineering Club

Over the weekend I was out with with St Andrews University Mountaineering Club. On Saturday despite the weather we managed to have a decent day of rope work and rock climbing skills in Glen Nevis. We looked at anchor building, gear placement, rope management, and setting up bottom ropes and abseils. Some very enthusiastic students even managed the wet rock big boot climbing experience.

On sunday we headed into the hills and climbed the Munro Stob Ban in Glen Nevis. We looked at navigation, route finding, group management and some rope work and scrambling too. We had some heavy showers including some snow on the top. Feeling almost wintery.

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

Olivia abseiling Riccardo scrambling