Winter Courses – Could this be the end!?

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Wildlife on the walk out, its hard to beat Scottish winter climbing in the Spring!

 

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And full winter on the Ben in early April…

 

We have had some great winter days out this last month on climbing courses, lots of guided climbing recently on the big classics of the Ben that have been and in still are in top condition!

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Hadrians Wall Direct on the 15/04 in great condition..

On Hadrians Wall on the 15/04

On Hadrians Wall on the 15/04

Gardyloo Buttress and Smiths Route yesterday 16/04

Gardyloo Buttress and Smiths Route yesterday 16/04

On Smiths yesterday 16/04

On Smiths yesterday 16/04

 

A few shots from earlier this month and late March with Lakeland Ascents and Apple Mountaineering…

Point 5 in the easiest condition I've done it in late last month!

Point 5 in the easiest condition I’ve done it in late last month!

Tower Ridge

Tower Ridge

Green Gully after crux

Green Gully after crux

Vanishing Gully

Vanishing Gully

Topping out on Vanishing

Topping out on Vanishing

 

Mountaineering with Tom and Charlie who are preparing for an ascent of Elbrus…

No.2 Gully

No.2 Gully

Skills in Lochan

Skills in Lochan

 

Some more great ski days too…

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Glencoe skiing

 

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Touring in the Lakes with a top training partner!

 

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Skiing No.2 Gully on Hellvellyn

 

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Crux of No.2 from above

 

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And some dry-tooling coaching..

 

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A short segment we did for Trail Magazine this month, more to come with Trail this month coming…

 

Mark Rock Climbing Course

‘Having spend three days in the mountains with Paddy I’ve got to say he’s the best guide I’ve ever worked with. Everything was pitched perfectly for my individual level - the choice of climbs, the balance between learning and mileage on the crag, all suited my level of experience. In three days I went from never having climbed trad to leading VD, seconding HVS+ and ticking off a classic mountain route, all thanks to Paddy’s professionalism and enthusiasm. Can’t wait to get out there again!’