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February 2019

Big and Brilliant Day on An Teallach

Well that was a grand day out with Oli on the big and brilliant traverse of An Teallach. We went east to west starting from the track that leads to Shenavall and finishing at Dundonnell. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

January 2019

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 [...]

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 [...]

Finishing the Winter Skills Weekend

It wasn't in any way the weather of yesterday but we found what we were looking for with the Weekend Winter Skills Course today. Using the Nevis Range gondola to get up high on Aonach [...]

Above the Clouds in Glencoe

Well, that was quite a day today. With Christie, Ewan, James, Jon, Zuzanna and Max I've been above the clouds in Glencoe on day one of our Winter Skills Weekend. The snow isn't actually that [...]

Another Fine Day for Mountaineering

Another great day for mountaineering with Tina and Mark. Today we've been up the East Ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA [...]

Great day in Glencoe

A fabulous day in Lochaber today with a dusting of snow right down to the sea when we woke up this morning. I've been out with Tina and Mark today who are here for two [...]

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 – [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Easy Outing on Aonach Mor

Well the seasons have surely rolled over now. I might have been rock climbing in the warm in Snowdonia with the kids last week but I'm in Scotland today where we've had little trouble in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

December 2018

A Cold and Clear day in Cwm Idwal

Another fun day with Toby and in far clearer but much colder weather today. Wrapped up in all the clothing I could find in my rucksack I followed Toby up The Ordinary Route in Cwm [...]

A Misty Day on Glyder Fawr

A day spent in the mist today scrambling with Toby. We've been up Glyder Fach's Dolmen Ridge where once up the initial steeper pitches Toby took over the lead and took us all the way [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

November 2018

Roaming Around the Glyderau

Mountain Leader assessment expeditions are almost always a lot of fun. The aim of them is to quite simply give the candidates the best opportunities to demonstrate that they can complete all that's required in [...]