On one of the final corners tired legs and poor control led me to wipe out very unceremoniously but Alex soon had me back on my feet, focused and we skied down and out for the pub!.. trashed but VERY happyRead more
A piece written by our resident Mountain Guide Andrew Mallinson, penned before Christmas but very pertinent as the snow and ice returns to the UK and many of us are now gearing up and getting out to the Cairngorms and other areas … So what do we want in our seasonal stockings ? Well, with the first dusting of snow on the mountains, thoughts inevitably turn to winter and whether we’re “tooled up” for those magnificent days that await inRead more
Its something we all do, get “complacent through familiarity” . Be it walking across a road, driving a known street or as in this case, think we are safe on a well know mountain “because we have been here before”. I’m glad to say climbing in a team of regular buddies as I tend to do I’m fortunate to have people around me (some with military backgrounds) who tend not to fall into this trap and really do think SafetyRead more
So let me get it out the way – – I am OCD about weight, space etc and they just typically don’t serve a need for me – i don’t take hot food on a climb and its rarely hot enough in Scotland to need a keep cold solution.
That may be about to change…Read more