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Chasing Winter

by Dave Evans

Making the most of early Scottish Winter Climbing conditions........


 


Pre-season preparation ideas for MIC Candidates

by Keith Ball

If you have an MIC assessment booked this winter, or are thinking of booking one, then making best use of your time is essential. Thinking and planning ahead, so that you arrive at your assessment feeling fit, confident and on top of your game is imp.......


 


Keeping an Eye on Winter Conditions

by Dave Rudkin

As the first winter climbs of the season get ticked off, exciting thoughts of picks searching for cracks, edges, ice and turf blobs enter our minds, then our stomachs turn and get that sinking feeling with the thought of crampons scrabbling on vergla.......


 


How to Choose Your Scottish Winter Course

by Keith Ball

With snow on the ground in Scotland and lots of people already getting out on the mountains it's the time of year to be planning your visit up north. This winter we have a range of courses to suit everyone, in fact such a variety it may be hard to de.......


 


'Alpine Essentials'

by Stuart MacAleese

This 3 day Alpine Essentials course is designed for climbers and mountaineers who are looking for some skills and knowledge to help contribute to being more independent in the Mountains of the Alps. The course is non-residential so it may suit those .......


 


Discover Summer Alpine Climbing & Mountaineering

by Stuart MacAleese

We are getting excited about the alpine summer being just around the corner. Time we thought for an overview of our 2014 Alpine Programme in order to help you choose the best alpine experience for you and your friends........


 


Accommodation for Plas y Brenin Alps 2014

by Stuart MacAleese

To make sure your Alpine Mountaineering holiday really is one to remember we have stepped up our accommodation in the Alps. This year Yeti Lodge in Argentiere is the new base for our Alpine Mountaineering programme . Yeti Lodge chalets Brevent a.......


 


A Day in the Life of a Winter Climbing Instructor

by Neil Johnson

On our 'Intro to Scottish Winter Climbing courses' we aim to get the most out of every single day. This always means an early start (following a hearty breakfast). I usually meet my team of clients about eight in the morning when we have a good chat .......


 


'Rambling' in the Alps

by Martin Chester

Mention the Alps and it conjures up a chocolate box image of dramatic peaks, jumbled glaciers and rocky towers. But the Alps are not just for mountaineers with summit aspirations. If you want all the views, from the security of well worn trails, then.......


 


Alpine Glacier Travel

by Martin Chester

Cutting a swathe through the highest peaks, and the most dramatic scenery, the glaciers really are the highways of the Alps. A slow moving sea of ice, they can provide a relatively tranquil way to walk through the jagged chaos of alpine scenery. Of c.......


 



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