Thursday, 25 February 2016

An awesome spell of weather for our courses and time off.

Over the last few days the weather has settled down and the sun has remained higher in the sky.

The snow conditions are settling down and ice is forming at last. It has been a  challenging week or so with high avalanche forecasts and crucial route making decisions. Local knowledge and high levels of experience have been key to ensuring safe and appropriate delivery for courses and guiding.

Chris on Golden Oldie.

Ben Cruachan. Plastered in snow. Perfect for snow pack analysis,  avalanche avoidance and winter walking skills delivery. 

Graham on School House Ridge.

Andy Spink enjoying the warmth. 

Clachaig Inn lecture night.

Ben enjoying the warm coastal  rock.

Andy mentoring MIC trainees on Raeburn's Route in Glencoe.


Prussian Blue has dominated the sky for days now. 

Andy training on his day off!

Hebridean Pursuits instructors have been busy working out in the mountain on a variety of courses.

They have been out guiding classic winter mountaineering routes, instructing winter walking skills and introducing the art of winter climbing.

Even when leave is due and much essential time with family is needed we still manage to catch some fun times in the sun and snow and on some dry rock.

Andy Spink last Tuesday  delivered a safety  presentation to a packed house at the Clachaig Inn.  These lectures have been running for 30 years, so it was very flattering to be asked and well received.

Scotland and the West Coast is phenomenal when these high pressure periods dominate.