Thursday, 5 February 2009

Previous posts from late 2008 early 2009.

In the late autumn we finished the busy summer season out on Mull at Tavool House our fine outdoor centre. Groups from all over the UK stay with us and enjoy the 'The Roses Project' experience. Tavool House is open all year round to groups, families and parties, great for new year! Check out Tavool House and the Roses Project on
Hebridean Pursuits Ltd is twenty years old this October, it is hard to believe!

Ian paddling off Oban during his 3 star sea kayak assessment. Day one saw us off Eriska in near perfect conditions and day two found us off Kererra in force 6, surfing back with wave and wind to Oban bay, a real adventure, and of course he passed!

Andy was out with Lorenzo who works at the 'Ice Factor' before his summer mountain leader assessment, we had very early snow conditions on Ben Cruachan and its neighbours. We refreshed navigation in particular pacing over rough terrain. I am pleased to say that Lorenzo passed!

Scott and Matt in very early winter conditions on Meall na Fearna 809m with Ben Vorlich. This area has shapely peaks which are not easily seen from the road. Corbett bagging has become the new ticking quest and its proving every bit of a challenge as the Munros! and they are quiet too.

Between Christmas and New Year Andy was out with Andy and Graeme on Ben Tee. This is a fine positioned and interesting Corbette above Loch Lochy. We had a great day above the inversion which hung in the glen all day walking on fine neve which barley melted in the alpine sunshine. Corbettes rule!

Grab it while you can!
I took the morning to fulfill a long standing ambition to ski tour on Ben Cruachan range. I ascended to the snow line at 200m via patchy snow and skinned on perfect new snow to 918m on Meall Cuanail. I skied back down the same way as the two foot of fresh snow was slabbing under my tracks. Back for lunch time and a complete contrast of the warm sea front in Oban.

This was posted on is a great site for checking out conditions at the ski centres and what folk are up to on ski Ronde.

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