As ever the weather window for Scotland was dubious, but despite that Will and I headed North last weekend in the hope that we would find something in condition and the weather Gods would be kind and grant us at least one decent day. We were lucky, Saturday was dismal … Continue reading
Autumn 2018 offered the opportunity to our frenchies Lucile & Antoine to travel to Nepal. If Antoine trekked the celebrated “3 pass trek” to Everest base camp 2 years before, it was the first time in the Himalayas for Lucile. While Antoine was working with indian mathematicians in Mumbai, Lucile … Continue reading
Mr Murray and I had no need of the axes and crampons were were carrying, because the mountains were simply covered on a blanket of 100mm to 150 mm of soft new snow….. nothing hard to slip on (or to hold an axe in). Cold and clear, there were plenty … Continue reading
The star attraction of our winter midweek special was Loch Ossian. At 1200 feet up in the heart of the Highlands, Ossian lies miles and miles and miles from any public road, in one of the quietest and most remote places in Britain. The Stag Parties here consist of a … Continue reading
On 19 January, Andrew, Dolly, Steve, Ange and (other) Andrew all went for a walk from Hartsop in the Lakes. It was a single day raid starting with a quick and steep uphill start from the Hartsop car park (a nice little secret) up to Hartsop Dodd. The weather closed … Continue reading
A day visit to Leeds Wall (now owned by “The Depot”) via back-country skiing shop in Otley, trying not to buy shiny new kit, by Mat, Antoine, Alabama and JJ. Definitely worth a visit to both places.
A weekend break in a sunny climate ? Why not try the Highlands in mid-November ? You will be able to enjoy cloudless blue skies from dawn till dusk. A 360-degree panorama of famous mountains will look as though you can reach out and touch any of them, in the … Continue reading
Eight in October The trees definitely were in their autumn beauty as we passed up Glen Nevis and beyond the mighty Steall waterfall. Dolly Steve and I headed for Sgurr Coinnich Mor (1095 metres) which lies “back o’ the Ben” and is the western outlier of the great Grey Corries … Continue reading
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As a few people have asked I thought I’d publish a range of pictures from our recent trip to “the big stone”. Quite a few stories to tell, perhaps at the Xmas do. Proud of and grateful to Will (No 1 son) and Henry for a super trip and … Continue reading
As many may know, our fellow YMC member, Lucile Boust, manages a mountain hut in the Summers, and she was dying to hear more English after being back in France for way too long. Sitting at the top of the Ecrins and midway between Turin, Geneva, and Grenoble, we thought … Continue reading