A Winter Mountain Day in the Monadhliath

After a physically undemanding day yesterday, we decided to take the group on a full mountain day this time. As we'd driven across to Dalwhinnie yesterday, we'd noticed that the Monadhliath area was looking particularly white so, after a quick check of the avalanche forecaste, it didn't take long to choose our destination. Driving up a lane heading north from Newtonmore wasn't as straight forward as I … Read More »

Winter Mountain Experience

I love introducing people to the winter mountain experience. Winter mountains are probably my favourite environment to work in - the snow transforms the landscape into something with the potential for such incredible beauty and yet the ever present threat of harsh and threatening conditions. I'd had a couple of folk interested in this year's trip up to Scotland which went to the Cairngorms. Unfortunately, there … Read More »

Mountain Walking – Adventure Education

I've been involved with Oswestry School's Adventure Education weekends for several years now. More recently, I've found myself working with paddling groups, so it was a pleasant change to be asked to run a mountain walking group. Tryfan - Scrambling We opted for an ascent of Tryfan, via the north ridge, on Saturday. It soon became clear that this was a popular choice as the mountain was … Read More »

Rock Climbing Course

I get to deliver a wide range of activities and courses to a diverse mix of people. However, my favourite type of work tends to be working with the same small group of people for a while, seeking to develop skills, knowledge and understanding. So I was pretty thrilled to be running a Basic Rock Climbing course over 5 days this week. The course was being run … Read More »

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