Posts for category: West Highland College

South Ridge Of Meall Cumhann

                    On Wednesday I was working at the UHI West Highland College (WHC) with the ATM first year students. On the schedule for them was a day of mountain scrambling, as part of their mountain walking module. I was working with Dave Anderson, and between us […]...

Leading And Rescues

                    Today I was working for the UHI West Highland College, and I was out with Callum, Blair and Jordan from ATM2. They are working towards their SPA and they have already led several outdoor trad climbs. Today in the wet weather, with wet rock, we […]...

Exped With College

                    Last Thursday I was working for the UHI (University of the Highlands and Islands) at the WHC (West Highland College) with the ACOL (Outdoor Leadership) students – Liam, Logan, Jeremy, Douglas and Lorn. We were away for 2 nights and planning to get back on […]...

Learning To Lead

              Last Wednesday I was working for the College in Fort William (WHC, UHI), and the second year students on the ATM degree course. It was an opportunity to get the 4 students out to dry (or even wet) rock and to develop their leading. The students had already […]...

Hills Skills On Beinn Bhan

              Today I was working alongside Dave, for WHC (UHI) and a group of second year degree students. After Dave was out with them last week, we went out to further refine their navigational skills in preparation for their SML training course. The highpoint of the day was the […]...

Kingussie – Developing Climbing Skills

                    On Friday I was working with the first year students (Rob, Scott, Iain, Rosie and Cameron) from the college (WHC, UHI). We went off to Kingussie to develop their leading. Some of them had been climbing through last year, but had never got around to […]...

College Season – Developing Leading

                    Last week I kicked off my Autumn season of working with the College (WHC, West Highland College, UHI, University of the Highlands and Islands). I was with Louise, Emily, Angus and Alex, working on ‘developing their leading’. The weather was terrific (as usual on the […]...

Hill Walking Leadership

                    Today I was out with a team of ATM1 students from UHI WHC in Fort William. Today was an assessment day on their Hill Walking Leadership module. The group was Cameron, Calum, Dan, Kate, Liam and Edith, and they were dressed for winter even though […]...

Navigation – Day 2

  Friday was the second day of navigation at the college with the first year degree students. Ben Nevis was in the background. By the end of the day, the hills had a little more dusting of snow, but it wasn’t to last through the weekend. I had a good day, so thank you to […]...

Meall Bhanbhaidh – Nav Assessment

  Today I was working for the college (West Highland College – UHI), and I was out with Dave, Sam, Blair and Matt assessing their hill walking navigation skills. For the venue, I used Meall Bhanbhaidh – and found it brilliant as a source of easy and hard nav legs. Being one of our most […]...

Hill Walking For The College

Today, working at the college, I was out with the students on the start of their Mountain Module. Day 1 was an introduction to hill walking skills, including personal management and intro to nav. I found quite a bit of frost heave on the ground above 250m, after a cold night, and the remains on […]...