Highland Guides News & Mountaineering Report

Despite some cool & wet West Coast weather, Micheal & Andy enjoyed an action packed weekend of alpine training which was quite challenging from both a physical & cerebral point of view!

To quote Andy, the weather was "invigorating!"

Here is a summary of an action packed alpine training weekend, from the Guide, Andy....

Curved Ridge, High Above Rannoch Moor

Despite some cool & wet West Coast weather, Micheal & Andy enjoyed an action packed weekend of alpine training which was quite challenging from both a physical & cerebral point of view!

To quote Andy, the weather was "invigorating!"

Here is a summary of an action packed alpine training weekend, from the Guide, Andy....

Andy & Michael Enjoying Wintery Spring Conditions In The Highlands

A couple of classic spring days in the Scottish Highlands gave Marc & John some superb alpine training high on the North Face of Ben Nevis.  They even got a bit of 'alpine hut training', staying in one of the UK's few equivalents - the famous C.I.C.

Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis

A couple of classic spring days in the Scottish Highlands gave Marc & John some superb alpine training high on the North Face of Ben Nevis.  They even got a bit of 'alpine hut training', staying in one of the UK's few equivalents - the famous C.I.C.

Alpine Training on Ben Nevis

A couple of classic spring days in the Scottish Highlands gave Marc & John some superb alpine training high on the North Face of Ben Nevis.  They even got a bit of 'alpine hut training', staying in one of the UK's few equivalents - the famous C.I.C.

Crux Pitch Of Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis

A couple of classic spring days in the Scottish Highlands gave Marc & John some superb alpine training high on the North Face of Ben Nevis.  They even got a bit of 'alpine hut training', staying in one of the UK's few equivalents - the famous C.I.C.

Final Snowy Pitch Of Tower Ridge

We discuss many mountaineering projects with guests wanting to climb in the Alps in summer and who can see the massive benefits of pre-alpine training courses in winter & spring in the Scottish Highlands.  The conditions here often create a tough and exacting environment even for climbing some of the simple 'Munto' summits.

Alpine Training in the Highlands

We discuss many mountaineering projects with guests wanting to climb in the Alps in summer and who can see the massive benefits of pre-alpine training courses in winter & spring in the Scottish Highlands.  The conditions here often create a tough and exacting environment even for climbing some of the simple 'Munto' summits.

Summit Ridge on The Monch, Bernese Oberland

The Scottish Highlands and in particular, the West Highlands are currently experiencing the winter climbers holy grail of sustained cold temperatures with stable weather following a period of melt freeze following a period of high snowfall.  Lots of ice and lots of stable snow with blud skies above.  Perfick!

Ice Climbing High on Ben Nevis

The heavy snowfalls and wild weather conditions across the Highlands over the last few weeks have truly reaped dividends for the winter mountaineer & even ski touring enthusiasts.  Many quality ice lines have been climbed on 'The Ben' in the last few days including some highly prized and rarely climbed lines like Shield Direct & Gemini.