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February 2019

Ace ice in Rjukan

Our annual trip to the ice climbing mecca of Rjukan is treating us kindly with great ice, great climbing and great banter. Here are a few snaps from the action so far:            

Torridon – Single Axe Week

Huw and I are in Torridon this week with regular clients Oli and Russ. We kicked the week of with a traverse of Beinn Alligin and it has been incredibly beautiful - single axe mountaineering on stunning mountain ridges that drop down to the sea, views across to Skye and Lewis and no shortage of [...]

Ski Touring in Snowdonia

I have been out on the Carneddau today with my friend Andy for a spot of ski touring. We headed up to Cwm Lloer and then onto Carnedd Dafydd and it was great to see so many other folk out enjoying the snow. We enjoyed some lovely turns at the top and managed to dodge [...]

Ogwen Ice

What I thought might be a one off event last week has turned into a very nice spell of winter weather in the Welsh mountains. It's been cold enough for long enough now for ice to form in the quantity that you can climb on. Dylan and myself went up high and found some great [...]

January 2019

Ideas for this weekend in Snowdonia – winter fun!

There has been a lot in the press this week about the avalanche danger in Snowdonia. The National Park has made a statement that people should avoid the mountains and even the Rescue Team has been misquoted as saying that people should stay away. (Good to see that this has been redacted by TGO Magazine) [...]

Snowdonia Winter Fun

Posted by Huw: Last week I went up Cyfrwy Arete with Tom and today I've been up the North Ridgeof Mynydd Moelwith Jo. The route's name is a misnomer really; It faces east and is more a buttress than a ridge. It is great fun though, fairly short (just 92 metres as listed as a rock climb in [...]

Thank You!

Hi Rob & HuwJust wanted to say what a fantastic two days we had in the mountains. Both of the routes we did were really enjoyable and tested our creaking bodies suffiently. As ever Huw was patient, enthusiastic and great company. What a wonderful experience of Scottish winter!Until next timeMark & Tina

Red Bull Guide to Scrambling

"If you’re new to hiking, you may have heard whispers about a more challenging discipline called scrambling. Its purpose is similar to that of hill walking – getting to the top of a peak – but you’re unlikely to find any signs marking the route to the top." So begins the article on Redbull.com that [...]

Beinn Teallach Ski Tour

I got lucky today as a blue sky day coincided with a day off and since we have had some fresh snow over the last couple of days I dusted the skis off for the first outing of the season. I plumped for Beinn Teallach (towards Creag Meghidh) as I knew that the mountain gives [...]

Proper Snowy on The Ben

For the final day of our winter mountaineering course Huw and I took the boys up onto Ben Nevis day via Ledge Route (II). It had been snowing heavily since the early hours of the morning and we were super pleased to see the snow line down below the CIC hut by the end of [...]

Its been a great week in Scotland

This week has seen me running our first winter skills course of the season, in a week that the mainstream media are reporting that winter has failed to install. We have been based in Fort William and have had great days out on Aonach Mor, Aonach Beag, Bidean, Stob Coire nan Lochain, Creag Meghaidh and [...]

Winter Skills – Cairngorms

For the last day our our winter skills week we headed over to the Cairngorms in search of a bit more snow. We found exactly what we wanted and ran through the various skills that we have looked at as part of our mountain journeys all week. A great day polishing off skills and concluding [...]

Creag Meghaidh

We headed East today in search of snow and ice, with a beautiful walk into Creag Meghaidh. The temperatures didn't drop quite as much as forecast and so it was pretty wet and warm up top. We found enough snow to further our ice axe arrest skills and in fact the warmer temperatures helped us [...]

Glencoe – winter skills

For the third day of our winter skills course we headed to Glencoe today. We knew that the snow would be minimal but were keen to get a journey somewhere new and so headed up the Lost Valley onto Bidean where we found enough old snow to look at the emergency use of the rope [...]

Scottish Winter Skills

I am up in Scotland now for the start of my winter season. I arrived on Sunday night and kicked off our five day winter skills course yesterday with some pretty wild weather. We have spent both days so far this week at the Nevis Range. Yesterday we walked up as the gondola was closed [...]

December 2018

Brazilian Line on Sale Now

Those that have been out with me this year will know that my biggest project has been my big wall climbing film, Brazilian Line. In June of this year I headed out to Brazil with four of the UK's best climbers and today the film goes on sale. "The full length cut of Rob Johnsons [...]

Photographs For Sale

Over the last year we have sold some prints of our photographs as and when people have requested them. Now we have taken that a step further and offer a full range of images in a full range of printed formats. Of course it's no coincidence we have done that in time for Christmas! Our [...]

November 2018

ML Assessment – Day Two

For the second day of our Mountain Leader Assessment we parked at Pen Y Pass (it's only at this time of year that we can turn up and park at 9:30am!) and made our way unto Glaslyn. From there we headed up the Gribin Ridge which allowed us to look at security on steep ground, [...]

Mountain Leader Assessment

This week I have been joined by Sharon, Katie, Ben and Andrew for their ML Assessment. Today we kicked off the week in the Ogwen Valley, generally avoiding getting blown off the mountain in very strong winds! Whilst it wasn't picnic weather it was ideal for assessing the skills required of a Mountain Leader so [...]

Advanced Scrambling – Day Two

Well todays weather forecast was not much better than yesterdays, but somehow we pretty much managed to stay dry - except on the crux of the Cneifion Arete, our second route of the day, when we felt the full force of the cold front that was passing through! Thanks to James and Andy for a [...]