Posts for category: Stob Coire nan Lochan

Leading On Dorsal Arete

  Jagged Globe – Private Guiding. Day 5. Lucy wanted to finish her course with some leading if possible, but also another slightly harder pitch, and also lots of opportunities to ask questions and get set for her next targets. I chose SCNL and Dorsal Arete as our objective. We went through quite a few […]...

Sunnies, Suncream And Baselayers

                  Sunday was my last day working for Atlas Mountaineering with Avi and Derek. They had to drive south at the end of the day, so we planned for a day in Coire nan Lochan to help give them an early get away time in the afternoon. […]...

BMC Winter Mountaineering – Leading Dorsal Arete

                                                                            On the Sunday, on the BMC Winter Mountaineering weekend Abbi and Tom were ready to lead something […]...

Raeburn’s Route

                  Hunter Mountaineering Yesterday I met up with David, who is here for the weekend to get in a little winter climbing. He specifically wanted to do a route in Glencoe, so this morning we headed to the Glencoe car parks, and we managed to get the […]...

Central Grooves

                    On Wednesday, with our second day off, Lena and I went climbing again, this time up to Stob Coire nan Lochan, and Central Buttress. We liked the idea of climbing Central Grooves VS 4c**. Again it was an incredibly hot day, so we came prepared […]...

Perfect Weather To Learn Nav

                    Yesterday was the last day of the Jagged Globe Scottish Winter season. I was out with Jim, who wanted to catch a day at the end of the season to develop his winter mountaineering. After a discussion about where his priorities lay, we decided on […]...

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 […]...

On Dorsal Listening To Avalanches

                    Today was day 1 of the BMC Winter Skills weekend based on the West Coast – coordinated by Adele Pennington – who will be giving a lecture tonight, almost as I write. There was a Winter Skills group and 4 Winter Mountaineering Groups. I was […]...

Last Friday – Dorsal Arete

                    On the Friday last week, it was the last day for Kev on the Jagged Globe Snow and Ice climbing course. The forecast wasn’t very inspiring! The wind was blowing hard, and forecast gusts were supposed to be as strong as 80mph! We thought we […]...

Team Switch – Raeburn’s

                    Today was day 1 of a Snow and Ice climbing course at Jagged Globe, with Kev. We decided to head to Stob Coire nan Lochan to try Raeburn’s Route. We were the first on the walk in, so I had the delight of trail breaking […]...

Zig-Zags And Stob Coire Nan Lochan

                    Day 2 of the Jagged Globe Winter Mountaineering course today. I was out with Mariusz, Danny and Jon. We started on the Zig Zags, which was windy at times, but we were shortly at the top of Gearr Aonach. Here we measured winds at a […]...

Busy Stob Coire Nan Lochan

                    Jan and Jeff joined the Snow and Ice climbing Jagged Globe Course this week. Yesterday they were out in wild weather with Andy, and today they were out in much better weather with me. I had a plan A of doing the Eastern Slant on […]...

Nearly Dorsal

                    Jagged Globe Today I met up with Rob and Andy for the first of 3 days. They wanted time moving up and down about grade II ground as well as a little abseil practice in preparation for their upcoming expedition in August. The plan for […]...

A Windy Stob Coire Nan Lochan

                    Working for Jagged Globe – Winter Summits Course I was out with Olga and Roisin with Dave observing (working) again today – with a poor forecast of strong southerly winds, and very poor visibility. I wanted to try our luck with the winds today though […]...