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My 10 favourite photos from July

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Winter Returned last Friday night

Jagged Globe – Winter mountaineering and Private Guiding Last Thursday, with Ed, I was out with Ben, Steve and Martin on their Winter mountaineering course. We managed to find a route suitable for their objectives in Number 4 Gully on the right buttress. The team, joined by Sam, chose to go rock climbing on the […]...

Weekend on Grade I

                                                                                  Jagged Globe – Introductory Long Weekend This last weekend, with Jagged Globe were James, […]...

Tower Ridge In Great Winter Condition

On Tuesday, I met up with Martin again for our last day of winter mountaineering/climbing. He wanted to climb Tower Ridge, so the last few days had been training/preparation for this great ridge. The weather was the beginning of the settled high pressure, so there was very little wind, no rain/snow and the visibility was […]...

Tower Ridge + 1345m Summit

Yesterday I was with Sean on Tower Ridge. He is a Munro Bagger, keen walker around the UK, and wants to take many hills by an adventurous route. He did some rock climbing last summer, and has done some wintry ridges already this winter, and now he wanted to finally do Ben Nevis via Tower […]...

Lake District, Black+Shepherd’s Crag

                    Over Thursday and Friday I made a lightning trip to the Lake District to meet up with Matt Leggett, who himself is on a lightning visit to the UK, from Indonesia. He had just these 2 days spare, before his busy weekend. By the time […]...

Zip Line Park – Something Different

                  Last week for work I ended up doing something a little different – we went to the Zip Line Park (Aviemore) for half a day. The park has grown over the last 3 years to now boasting 14 zip lines, with over 2km of line, and […]...

D of E Training With Gold Expeditions

This weekend I was working with Gold Expeditions, delivering some D of E training at Milburn Academy in Inverness. This is to help set them up for a successful Bronze training expedition.   Well done to all the students for working hard on their route planning, nav training, food/kit training and tent/cooking training. An intense […]...

Sunny Lakes Holiday

                                                                                      After a week of admin and work researching D of E routes […]...

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 […]...

24th February 2010

                24th February 2010, Remembered. The Chris Walker Memorial Trust has been set up to remember Chris Walker....

Consultation – Extension Of Public Entertainment Licensing to ‘Outdoor Sports’ !?!

  Are you an outdoor instructor / mountain instructor / outdoor sole trader / freelancer ? Then you need to know about this consultation – The Highland Council Website – Here Public Entertainment Licensing Consultation – information and links Here . Scroll down and click on the questionnaire link. Current Public Entertainment Licensing Activities with […]...

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 […]...

Chris Walker Memorial Trust – Avalanche Awareness Day

                    Scottish Avalanche Awareness Day Supported by the Chris Walker Memorial Trust Chris Walker Memorial Trust on Facebook Sunday 19th January 2014 Convenor : Graham Moss – SportScotland Avalanche Information Service Venue – Calluna, Alan Kimber’s base in Fort William (and his Lecture Room) and Nevis […]...

Introductory Long Weekend – Last Day

  Jagged Globe – Introductory Long Weekend Monday was the last day for the team on the Introductory Long Weekend. I was working alongside Ed Chard and Alex Ekins, and we headed up the Gondola at Aonach Mor. We had a tentative plan to get to the summit of Aonach Mor – so we started […]...

MCofS Avalanche Awareness Course – 2

                    Today was the second of the 2 Avalanche Awareness Courses, provided by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland. I was working alongside Heather Morning , Sandy Paterson and Mick from Glenmore Lodge. My day was completely different to yesterday – not only because of the group, but […]...

Development Climbing Coach Training

              This weekend I attended the first MT Development Climbing Coach Training Course in Scotland. A really interesting weekend, with some keen coaches. Thank you to Jon and Alan for the work they put in to make it work. Glenmore Lodge put me up in their great, brand new […]...

Nav In The Mist But Not The Snow, Yet

              Today I was again working with the first year degree students from the Fort William WHC College (UHI), working on their Hill Walking Skills module. I was out with Blair and Lewis. The Met Office satellite prediction images looked like we were set for a very wet day, […]...

Hill Walking Skills Above Kinlochleven

        My first post on WordPress – how hard can it be??! So today I was working for the college on the First Year Hill Walking Skills module – we went to the hills east of Kinlochmore and looked at their navigation skills with the weather turning decidedly wintery. We had the […]...

Goodbye Blogger And Hello WordPress

Private Guiding Goodbye to Blogger and Hello to WordPress! This will be my last post on Blogger.com, and then tomorrow the live button on www.HunterMountaineering.co.uk will be pressed. My Blog will be incorporated into the new website, so the blog will continue. MaxHunter.co.uk will sit down as Hunter Mountaineering is launched! My thanks go to […]...

Winter Is Here – Winter Skills And Safety Courses

Hunter Mountaineering has got some early season Winter Skills and Safety Courses running, before and after Christmas. Book on yours now. The Hunter Mountaineering Website will be live next week, but here is a link to the Winter Skills and Safety Courses, advertised on the Outdoor Capital of the UK  website Winter Skills and Safety […]...

Hail At Kingussie

Today I was out with Andy and Ellen from the West Highland College in Fort William, and after a day indoors yesterday, we went to Kingussie crag looking for some dryer weather. We got lucky. The rock was not completely wet all day – shocker! In fact half way through the day a lone climber […]...

Winter Is Here – But I’m Indoors

So it is winter. People have been climbing and swinging axes this week and over the weekend – in good reported conditions, even if the snow is a little powdery (white is right?). So far this week, I’ve been working at Outward Bound (paddling!) and getting my van a makeover – thank you All-Round Signs. […]...

Coaching Movement

Using video analysis to help coach – Rosie, Rachel and Brett For the last 2 days I’ve been working for the College in Fort William (UHI WHC) on a climbing movement workshop, at the Ice Factor. It was a great few days, and I enjoyed working with the students – thank you to Rosie, Rachel, […]...

Back To Kingussie With First Year Students

Jacob’s first practical day on the degree course Today I was back to Kingussie, avoiding the wet weather of the west. This time with the first year degree students of the University of Highlands and Islands, West Highland College, Adventure Tourism Management course. The course has been joined by Jacob who has just transferred from […]...

Kingussie With Year 2 Students

Al enjoying some dryish rock (well it wasn’t all wet!) Today, Al, Scott, Gillian and I went over to Kingussie with the UHI, WHC, ATM degree second year students to do some rock climbing coaching. We were expecting a fully wet day, but it turned out better than we expected. Callum leading. The rock was […]...

Models On Ben Nevis!

The north face of Ben Nevis from the start of the CMD ridge on Saturday Last Friday Lena and I met up with Tommy Martin (Tommy Martin Photography) and Thomas Coxon (Marketing Manager – Sprayway) for a recce for the photo shoot to promote the new Sprayway AW 2014 Mountain Range Clothing. This weekend Tommy, […]...

More Great Weather – Glen Nevis

Sometimes a smart phone takes the best photos! Here – Steall falls, Ring of Steall and Glen Nevis...

Tower Ridge and CMD

Walking on the eastern traverse on Tower Ridge on Saturday 12th October 2013 (7 of 10) from Max Hunter on Vimeo. On Saturday I spent the afternoon on Ben Nevis in incredible weather. There was a little ice on the walk in to CIC and even more ice higher up. As I started up Tower […]...

It’s Not Winter, It’s Just Cold

Nevis Range, Aonach Mor, Carn Mor Dearg (CMD arete) and Ben Nevis on Thursday (in the morning before most of the snow dusting melted!). On Thursday from Loch Eil this was the view of Ben Nevis. Through the day the freezing level rose up the mountain and with it the snow line rose. www.huntermountaineering.co.uk will […]...