Posts for category: Jagged Globe

Kingussie Dry Rock All Day

Jagged Globe – Private Guiding – Climbing and Mountaineering. Today was clearly going to be a really wet and windy day in the West Coast Hills, so we decided to drive away – to Kingussie for a day of dry rock. I had the windscreen wipers on for the entire drive, and even into Kingussie […]...

Winter Mountaineering Last Week

                    Last week I was working for Jagged Globe on a 5 day Winter Mountaineering Course – with 11 clients. On the Monday we went to Aonach Mor for a revision of Winter Skills, and quick look at steep ground and revision of basic ropework including […]...

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 […]...

Ben Nevis Marshalling – 5th July

              On the 5th July I was working for Jagged Globe, working as a marshall on Ben Nevis. An early start saw us walking from the visitors car park just after 3am. I was posted at the summit, with James Seaman at Gardyloo Gully. As we walked up, there […]...