June: normal service is resumed

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The month started so well…

Here on Skye










Then it was back to normal.

With rain and wind and blooming cold as well.








West Ridge of Sgurr nana Gillean on a clearance



Monsoon conditions!

Here between Sgurr a Ghreadaidh and Sgurr na Banachdaich




Looking towards Coiruisk





May: what a scorcher

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Early May on the Ben. Still pretty wintery crampons needed on some routes





Looking back across the north face






Mountain Rescue rigging course at Huntleys Cave crag











Lovely morning on the Ben in mid May



Tower Ridge mid May. Not much snow left now









So that was winter. April saw some big thaws and a lot of the lying snow melted off fairly fast. Some late snowy action was had on the Ski’s but otherwise Things warmed up nicely


Over east on the Drumochter hills







Split board touring with Ali on Bidean in Glencoe






Family cycle on the island of Lismore





The Ides of March

What a great month March was, super winter conditions most of the month with some excellent weather plus some usual winter storms to top up the snow level.

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Ledge Route on the Ben a few days later

February – now thats better

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Here is Stron Na Lairig Glencoe in Later Feb in stunning conditions.










January – More of the Same.

The title says it all January continued in the same vain as the end of 2015. Regular storms and brief days of good weather. We also had some serious temperature fluctuations so the snow just started to build then wham it was 10 C plus and raining and it was all gone again.


So good photos are a bit thin on the ground this month but here are a couple from a day early in the month on Curved Ridge on Buchaille Etive Mor on a snowy day:











split1And here a a couple of a quick Splitboard Tour I did with a friend Craig on Beinn an Doithaidh Bridge of Orchy on a rare nice day.










The last blast of 2015.

December continued as November had. The odd snatched day between the storms and rain. Things have been very mild this early season. We did manage a couple of early ski tours this was in the Ben Lawers area in Early December.

Have a great Christmas and a Snowy New Year.


















October walk

During a quiet spell Sheila and I took the opportunity to walk up a Corbett on Mull which we can se from the house we’ve been meaning to do it for years. A quick ferry across and we walked from the boat. Lovely day.