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Photos From Our Scottish Courses 2020

By March 16, 2020General news
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19th March

Photos from our Scottish Courses this week.

17th March

Some great pictures in from John instructing on our Expedition Skills Course this weekend.

16th March

It’s been another busy weekend in Scotland, here are some pictures from one of our climbing courses.

12th March

Over the last few days our Winter Mountaineering courses have been on the East Ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn  and on the Onich slabs  working on some technical  skills and foot placements.

9th March

Another Blustery weekend in Scotland but the teams managed to get out and have a great time. The team spent the first day on Buchaille Etive and moved to Meall a Bhuiridh the following day.

6th March

Our Scottish courses are great for learning new skills. Our courses are due to finish at the end of March so it’s time to book on while you can.

2nd March

A mixture of sun and squawls from this weekends courses, climbing on Gearr Annoch.

26th February

Good conditions in Scotland made for a great weekend on our Winter Mountaineering courses.

19th February

Storm Dennis didn’t deter our teams out in Scotland this weekend, and the teams got some excellent skills practise in.

18th February

Here’s some photos from Andy, who was out this weekend battling Storm Dennis with our Winter Mountaineers this weekend.


17th February

Chris was out this weekend with the Winter Mountaineering course,  Saturday saw them shelter from the conditions below the Dragons Tooth, Ballachulish.

13th February

The sun came out  in Scotland on our Winter Courses this week! Lets hope that continues.

11th February

While most were hiding away from the storms, our groups were out making the most of it, in Scotland.  The teams had a great time and made the best of it on North Gully and Pinnacle Buttress in Coire nan Lochaine, Onich Slabs, and Inglis Clark Ridge on Creise today.

5th February

It’s been a busy and blustery weekend in Scotland. The teams have all been out on the hill getting the full “Scottish Element” of our Winter Mountaineering Course, this will stand them all in good stead for anywhere in the world!

1st February 

This weekend we have Winter Skills Courses, Winter Mountaineering and Introduction to Snow and Ice Climbing courses running from our winter base in Onich,  Scotland.  Here are some pictures from the first day of the Winter Mountaineering course, on Buchaille Etive Beag.

29th January

Everyone on the Winter Mountaineering course has had a fantastic weekend , playing and learning new skills, these photos are from Broad Gully and East Ridge if Beinn à Chaorainn.

28th January

Our Winter Expeditions Skills course had a great weekend with John and Mark. This course covers:

  • Movement on snow and ice
  • Use of ice axe and crampons
  • Ice axe arrest
  • Using fixed lines

In the evening we spend time developing winter camping and cooking skills!

Photos in from Chris one of our Course Directors in Scotland from this weekend’s Winter Mountaineering Course, learning the skills required for some of our more technical expeditions. Lots of Snow came this weekend!

20th January

What a great weekend it’s been on the Scottish Courses, the teams had the full Scottish Winter experience which is all weathers in one day.  Great preparation for any of our expeditions to colder climates and high mountain ranges.

Here are Tom’s photos from the Introduction to Snow and Ice Course   and from Chris on the Winter Mountaineering Course

12th January 2020

More pictures from Tom.

7th January 2020

Despite the mild conditions the UK has seen over the last couple of months, the Scottish courses are off to a good start. Here a just a few photos taken in No3 Gulley on Ben Nevis and Broad Gulley on Stob Coire nan Lochan.

Tom Sylvester

About Tom Sylvester

Tom is an experienced mountaineer having climbed and trekked extensively around the world. Highlights include mountaineering in Peru, the European Alps and Antarctica. Tom holds the WMCI award and has been guiding people in the mountains for 12 years. He has also spent two and a half years in Antarctica as a deep field guide. Tom’s favourite pastime is winter mountaineering in Scotland.

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