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
Trekking in … er…. Italy Our modest pleasure was to fly out with no more than we could carry in a smallish rucksack, to spend as many nights as possible up in the mountains, sleeping in rifugios and walking between them, and visiting a couple of simple mountain summits en … Continue reading
Dolly, Andrew, Brian and I set off for Scotland to do two days of ridge scrambling/walking. The weather forecast was cloudy but turned out better than expected. Day 1: Brian went solo – up and around Gearr Aonach from a quick glance at the map (experienced orienteer). The rest of … Continue reading
In april, Lucile and I took our skis to the very north of Norway for 19 days of skitouring above the Fjords. Between 900 and 2500 high meter each day, from powder to hard packed snow. We joined a couple of happy friends that drove all the way from France … Continue reading
Culling jewels in the Far North Cul Mor is fringed with cliffs on three sides. From its 849 metre summit there is a 400 -metre drop to Lochan Dearg a’ Chuill Mhoir, excessively steep. Having made our way quickly up the “normal” route, Steve, Dolly, Paul and I started to … Continue reading
Hi Everyone not sure if this is the right place to post this. Let me know if not. I took a punt on a pair of size 8 Boreal Nelion mountain boots from Climbers Shop online. Mainly because they were a bargain at £150. Unfortunately they are a very small … Continue reading