Posts for category: Jagged Globe – Introduction to Winter Mountaineering

Twisting + NC/Raeburn’s

                    On Thursday/Friday I was working for Jagged Globe at the end of their winter season – with Adam. Adam started the week on Monday with his first day on crampons. After 2 days of winter skills training, on Wednesday Alex Ekins did some ropework with […]...

Intro Winter Mountaineering (2nd-6th)

                    A couple of weeks ago I was working on an Introduction to Winter Mountaineering course for Jagged Globe, with Andy Chapman. It was a pretty difficult week of weather. On the Monday the group learnt the hard way about what Scotland weather can be like […]...

Intro Winter Mountaineering

                  Last week I was working for Jagged Globe on an ‘Introduction to Winter Mountaineering’ course, being run by Alex Ekins. Here’s a small selection of photos from the week. We had a great group of people, all keen to get out and enjoy the unbelievably good […]...

Broad Gully – Deep Snow

                  Yesterday, the Jagged Globe Intro to Winter Mountaineering course had a terrific last day for the team. Over the week the team have been learning winter skills, and an intro to Winter Mountaineering with looking at anchors and basic ropework. We planned a day up into […]...

Introduction To Winter Mountaineering

                    This week with Jagged Globe I am working on an Introduction to Winter Mountaineering course, alongside Alex and Jamie. On Tuesday we managed to get a summit in practicing the skills they learnt on Monday. Yesterday we had another day out in Glencoe in strong […]...

Broad Gully

                  Today was the last day with Toby, Kevin and Nigel on their Jagged Globe ‘Introduction to Winter Mountaineering’ long weekend. The forecast didn’t look awesome, but not as stormy as a week or so ago, so I was glad for that. We headed up to Coire […]...

Douglas Boulder – Thawing

                    Today I was with Mark, Toby, Kevin and Nigel on day 2 of the Introduction to Winter Mountaineering weekend course for Jagged Globe – and we went to Ben Nevis to find some suitable snow, and try to find some wind shelter. The morning was […]...

Intro To Winter Mountaineering – Weekend

                    On Friday night I met up with Toby, Nigel and Kevin at the beginning of their Jagged Globe, Introduction to Winter Mountaineering Weekend. Saturday was a difficult day of strong winds, heavy gusts, white out at times, but the Nevis Range was busy with lots […]...

A Lot Of Snow In Glencoe

                                                        On Thursday last week the conditions were incredibly wet (heavy rain all day) and it was too stormy to get higher, so we covered some of the […]...

Winter Mountaineering – Aonach Mor

                    Today the Jagged Globe ‘Intro to Winter Mountaineering’ team managed to get onto the Gondola (thank you to Nevis Range for running it long enough for us to use it – with the strong winds), to make our way up to 650m on the Nevis […]...

Skills On Buachaille Etive Beag

              On Tuesday the Jagged Globe team, with Tony H. and myself headed out to Buachaille Etive Beag to have more fun in the strong winds, blasting snow and poor visibility! Sophie, Zoe, Angela, Mike and Ram all had a great time. The highlight of their day wasn’t getting […]...

Introduction To Winter Mountaineering

              Today I was working with Tony H. and we were with a group on the first day of their Jagged Globe ‘Introduction to Winter Mountaineering’ course. After analysing the weather and conditions we headed out to Ben Nevis. We went through a lot of introductory skills, but the […]...

End Of The Jagged Globe Season

                    Last Friday was the last day of the Jagged Globe 2013-2014 winter season in Scotland. The only course running was the ‘Introduction to Winter Mountaineering’ with Stuart, Mark (for 3 days), Penny, Emma, Rachel and Nicola. I was working with Dave. I wanted to get […]...

Day 4 – Introduction To Winter Mountaineering

  Last Thursday was Day 4 of the Jagged Globe ‘Introduction to Winter Mountaineering’ course. Dave was working with me for the last 3 days of the course. After 2 days of learning skills, and Wednesday around Stob Coire nan Lochan (panorama above), I wanted a bigger challenge for the team. I looked at the […]...

Best Weather Of The Season?

                    Jagged Globe – Introduction to Winter Mountaineering Today was day 3 of the course with Mike, Stuart, Emma, Rachel, Penny and Nicola. I was working with Dave Buckett. After all the training on Monday and Tuesday it was time for a journey – so we […]...

Intro Mountaineering, Day 2

                    Jagged Globe – Introduction to Winter Mountaineering Today was day 2 with Stuart, Mike, Nicola, Rachel, Penny and Emma. I chose to go to the slopes above the CIC hut, to put the group in crampons on steeper ground for the first time. We also […]...

Windy On Aonach Mor

                    Jagged Globe – Introduction to Winter Mountaineering Today was day 1 with Rachel, Emma, Penny, Nicola, Mark and Stuart. We headed off to Aonach Mor to benefit from the Nevis Range Gondola. The plan was to do choose a selection of venues for training somewhere […]...

Am Bodach On Friday

                    On Friday it was my last day with the Jagged Globe Introduction to Winter Mountaineering Team. The team hadn’t made a single summit during the week unfortunately, so that was one of the big boxes to tick during the improved weather window that Friday showed. […]...

Quite A Lot Of Snow

                    On Thursday I was back at work after getting a sprained ankle 9 days ago. I guess I chose a good week to have with my foot up – the weather outdoors looked pretty awful, but being unable to work and be active was pretty […]...