Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A wet wander to Stob Coire Nan Lochan, Glencoe.

Conditions reports.  Warm and very damp. Water logged snow made for heavy going. The burns are also swollen  due to the melt.
Debris was evident and ice was seen falling off the cliffs. I kept away from the big Gully lines and funnels. Wet slab will occur at some stage. The snow is water logged to full depth. The bonus is if it freezes it will be the best neve ever. If? Take care folks. Happy mountaineering.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Navigation Training and Hill Skills for Strive Adventure Apprentices.

The Hebridean Pursuits, Outdoor Adventure Academy continues.

Wild days on the hills this week but with realistic and appropriate learning outcomes for the apprenticies.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Winter Conditions Reports Resume.

Our winter season has begun. We will up date our reports on a regular basis. Please remember that it is a serious undertaking heading out into the Scottish mountains in winter so please check the weather  on and avalanche forecasts on  before setting off. Blogs are useful, however they are reports of what has happened and how conditions were not how they will be. Experience is key and if you require to gain more knowledge or skills then we can offer you a personalised course to help you progress to your ambitions.

Yesterday we were out in Glencoe. Fresh snow had fallen above 600 m and the freezing level was approximately 850 m. A lull in the weather made for pleasant walking. No ice was to seen but the low grade gullies in Stob Coire nan Lochan look complete for some early season snow adventures.

It is early days but a base is developing well.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

HPL 27th Winter Season Special Offers.

HPL  27th Season Special Offers

We have been  instructing, guiding and coaching in all seasons since 1989 and we are looking forward to our 27th winter season.

Winter Mountain Courses

An Introduction to Winter Climbing
Intro Winter Climbing CoursesLed by qualified and very experienced Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) qualified mountaineering instructors (MIC).
Learn the skills to progress to climbing and graded ground such as ridges and snow gullies.
Learn how, when and where to use technical climbing equipment, plan route choice and learn essential safety related skills and knowledge.
These are two day open courses. We require a minimum of two participants to run a course for you.
Based in Glencoe.
We hold an AALS licence so we are able to work with young people  under 18 years old as well as adults.
Dates:  Jan 30th/ 31st, March 19th/20th, April 2nd/ 3rd 2016
Price. £190 per person (Instruction only)
Contact us at:
01631 720002
Specific dates can be arranged.

Winter Mountain Walking Courses

Winter walking CoursesBased in Glencoe.
Led by experienced and highly qualified Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI)  mountaineering instructors (MIC).
Open one day courses.
Dates  Jan 30th, 31st, Feb 13th, 14th, March 20th 2016
 £65 per person per day. Based on a minimum of three participants on each day.
Contact us at:
01631 720002