This photo was not taken recently but I wanted folk to see what winter mountaineering can be like in the Scottish Highlands. It shows return clients of ours making an ascent of Morrisons Gully on Beinn Eighe. This 400m long grade I route provided a challenge but at the same time helped Chris and Shirley make the transition from winter walking to winter mountaineering.
Here in Torridon we are blessed with many other routes such as this. Some are a bit of a walk to get to, they take you to the top of big ridges and often you have them all to yourselves. This is the reward!
This winter we are all excited to once again be providing guiding and instruction for our regular visits by Stirling University and Cambridge University. We’ve also got to early SYHA Torridon winter skills courses which means there will be time to put your new skills to use for the rest of the winter. Click the link below for more info about Torridon SYHA Hostel:
UKC have recently posted two winter articles on classic grade II/III routes and how to climb grade V.
These articles are inspirational and the Mountaineering Instructors at nineonesix-guiding would be delighted to help you achieve these dream routes, or grades. Follow the links to the UKC articles below:
Of course should you prefer private guiding then simply get in touch to discuss what you’d like to do. Although based in the Torridon area we regularly guide clients in Lochaber, Glencoe and the Cairngorms. Here’s the link to our winter page to get you thinking…
blog by Jim