“Sharp Pointy Things for Christmas Please”

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

Safety first, Safety second

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