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Blog - Winter Conditions

New Year Snow Holing

POSTED: 2nd January 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Staff @ Play, Winter Conditions

It makes a change from being indoors.
This year we headed over to the Cairngorms and spent 4 hours creating our home for the night close to the summit.

It was Liz’s birthday too , so we brought up cake and Port and a dram or 2.

Happy Birthday Liz.

At 11 we headed off into the dark to the summit and then back quickly to our sleeping bags where we saw in the New...


Meall Cumhann

POSTED: 30th December 2009 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Staff @ Play, Winter Conditions

Today we had planned to go up to the Ben and do Tower ridge but with with the Avalanche risk high with high winds forecast a change of plan was made, it included more whiskey the night before and a slightly shorter day up Glen Nevis.
We scrambled up a lovely little gully followed by small icy steps to the summit and enjoyed a lark about on the return to the chip...



POSTED: 29th December 2009 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Staff @ Play, Winter Conditions

An early start this morning from Kendal saw Sally, Liz, Anthony, Simon and myself heading up the M6 on our way to Glencoe.
We headed up the Zig Zags enjoying a couple of icy steps before arriving on the ridge.

With the late start due to the drive we did not have enough time to summit so chose to refresh winter skills in the Coire and then head back for a slap up meal and...