alpine preparation on the ‘Twin Ribs’


Sarah is heading to the Alps for the first time this summer.  She wanted to build on her existing hill skills and do some alpine preparation.  We’d hoped to enjoy clear and crisp Scottish alpine-like spring conditions but instead it was a wee bit clagged for our day out.  Sarah and I were joined by my friend Peter who is well used to me navigating into the base of routes after our climbs at Creag Alligin a couple of years ago.  The plan was to look at the basic skills for moving over easy rock routes, cramponing and crevasse rescue.  My choice of venue allowed us to do all of that and by the end of the day Sarah felt a lot more confident about her exciting trip.  Peter hopes to write a piece about Sarah’s day and her alpine adventures this summer for his magazine ‘Active Outdoors’.

This was my last outing here in Scotland with ice axe and crampons until much(!) later in the year.

At the weekend Alex Moran was guiding Helen and her friends on a winter mountaineering journey in the Cairngorms.  Once we get some photos from Helen I will post the blog from Alex.

Nathan & Iain were busy last week scrambling with Adrian and Bill on their long awaited visit to Torridon.  Their blog is across on facebook, click here to read it.

Dunc is running an SYHA Torridon Munros course over the May long weekend so look out for his blog too.  Here is a link to a photo of Beinn Eighe and Liathach this morning

blog by Jim Sutherland, nineonesix-guiding

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