Spring 2018

Welcome to the world of glaciers and ice – 22nd June 2018

Starting glacier trekking at the Grands Montets

A much sought after mode of descent!

The north snow crest of the Petit Flambeau

Ice-climbing in a cool location, beneath the Dent du Géant


24 hours on the Isle of Eigg – 24th May 2018

A journey over 2 days. starting and finishing with the ferry to the Isle of Eigg from Mallaig, on the west coast of Scotland.

A walk over the centre of the island leads you to a view of this fine bay.

From the beach the mountains of the Rùm Cullin are unmissable

An island of famous landmarks, the Sgurr of Eigg dominates the view at the south of the island

An impressive cliff…!

The view from the top, looking back towards the port

The view from the Sgurr summit, looking west towards the Island of Rùm


Scrambling in Glencoe and on the Ardgour peninsula – 22nd May 2018

Nearing the top of Crowberry Tower after an ascent of Curved Ridge, Rannoch Moor in the background

Heading up to look at a scramble of Garbh Bheinn

Slab climbing as a scramble


Mont Blanc du Tacul on skis – 11th May 2018

Good to see the sun after a cloudy start, and having to carr the skis already…!

Good views after 1-2 hours work

After returning to ski-touring there’s a short section of mountaineering to reach the summit of Mont Blanc du Tacul

And the descent was fantastic! still some fresh tracks to be had

Great looking back at where we’d skied


Strahlhorn and Alallinhorn ski-tour summits – 7th May 2018


Rock-climbing at Logie Head – 24th April 2018


Diagonal Gully on an inclement day – 22nd April 2018


Scottish Gully skiing in the northern Cairngorms – 21st April 2018

Having booted-up Point Five gully in Coire an t-Sneachda it was a good first objective to warm up our ski legs on.

The gully was a good gradient to get a feel of a slightly steeper slope, with a good amount of space for turns

Finishing off down the rest of the Goat Track, all well covered in snow after a good winter.

Our second run of the day was Aladdin’s Couloir, skiing 2/3 of the gully before taking the slant to escape out skier’s right