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Skye Cuillins Guiding - May 2021

Here are a few photos from my recent trip to Skye guiding Kenny and then Jen on several of the trickier munros.



Kenny enjoying the easy scrambling on Sgur nan Each after our ascent of Clach Glas.




On the west ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean.

On Sgurr Mhic Coinnich, a great easy scramble with some super narrow ridge sections.

On Sgurr Mhic Coinnich, a great easy scramble with some super narrow ridge sections.

Jen abseiling off the Inaccessible Pinnacle, Sgurr Dearg, Skye. What a spot for your first ever abseil. 

Jen abseiling off the Inaccessible Pinnacle, Sgurr Dearg, Skye. What a spot for your first ever abseil.




Scottish Highland Splitboarding & Skiing - May 2021

Myself making a snowboard descent of the northern bowls on Carn Mor Dearg, Lochaber.

Myself making a snowboard descent of the northern bowls on Carn Mor Dearg, Lochaber.

Hiking in to Carn Mor Dearg past the north face of  Ben Nevis, May 2021.

Hiking in to Carn Mor Dearg past the north face of Ben Nevis, May 2021.

Splitboard ascent of Cairngorm, May 2021.

Splitboard ascent of Cairngorm, May 2021.


Galloway Mountaineering & Splitboarding January & February 2021

With the current restrictions in place I am doing my best to keep fit by getting out skiing and climbing in my local hills in southwest Scotland. It has been a good winter for conditions so far here, although generally better for skiing than for ice-climbing. I've also been learning some new winter skills having bought a splitboard.

Skiing up Hart Fell in the Moffat Hills, New Years Day 2021.

Skiing up Hart Fell in the Moffat Hills, New Years Day 2021.

Skiing down the southern corries fo White Coomb and Carrifran Gans, Moffat Hills.

Skiing down the southern corries of White Coomb and Carrifran Gans, Moffat Hills. Photo of me skiing courtesy of James Kinnaird.

Ice climbing on teh Dow Spout waterfall in Galloway.

Ice climbing on the Dow Spout waterfall in Galloway, January 2021.

 

Splitboard and Ski ascent of the Merrick 843m.

Starting out on a splitboard and ski ascent of the Merrick. At 843m high this is the highest point of Scotlands Southern Uplands, and the highest mountain in Galloway.

Riding my new splitboard back down.

Riding my new splitboard back down.

 


Scottish Ski-Mountaineering & Splitboarding February & March 2020

Sioned with her splitboard on Meall nan Tarmachan, Ben Lawers area, Scotland, March 2020.

Sioned with her splitboard on Meall nan Tarmachan, Ben Lawers area, Scotland, March 2020.

On the way to Tom A'Choinnich, February 2020.

On the way to Tom A'Choinnich, February 2020.

On the way to Tom A'Choinnich, February 2020.

Higher up on Tom A'Choinnich. Sadly the stunning weather didn't last all day. While it never turned bad, we did not have great visibility for the descents.



Laggantalluch - September 2014

A great day out at these se-cliffs in Galloway with Linda and Graeme. The photo above is one of Graeme's, and shows me an lInda on the route called Stingray. Below is Linda climbing the top quality HVS, Laggantalluch Corner.


Galloway - January 1989

 Galloway Hills in January 1989, camping by the River Dee.

Hardly a new photo, but I recently uncovered a photo of me on my first trip to the Galloway Hills in January 1989, camping by the River Dee. We went on to climb the Merrick. Look how wee the trees are.!



 

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