Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Ski/ board descent of Carn Mor Dearg

 Fresh snow in Scotland doesn't last long, so when it arrives you need to make sure you’re around to welcome it. With lectures starting at 1.30pm, I had a few hours to make the most of the wonderful white stuff;) that hugged the hills. I accompanied a strong party (you know who you are) on a plod up Cairn Mor Dearg to scope out some skiable lines. The winds have been blowing powerful Easterlies, clearing the East facing corries of soft snow exposing hard neve which didn't look so lovely to slide on.

The day was pretty atmospheric in all; cloud dissipated giving some nice views of the surrounding area.  Icy winds and snow devils added to the Joys of winter.  

On approach we spotted a line which Connor was certain ran all the way down to the North face path. After checking the map the line was confirmed and we set of on well bonded slab. 

As we dropped down the snow became far leaner, though we managed to pick our way to the path on shallow snow patches. Skis and Boards remain surprisingly intact despite rock dodging.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Clear out sale !

i am getting rid of a few things that i have lying around, hoarding and need some more space.

the Boots are batura evos, size 43 or uk 9 , the ones without the metal eyelets above above the lace lock, these boots have only been used on 10 ish routes and the soles are still in great knick, both boots however have been attacked by crampons, nether went all the way through and have been repaired using seam seal.
looking for around £250 for them but room to barter a bit!

the ice axes are DMM Rebels  and hardly used and when used only on ice routes, 10 routes in rujkan and maybe 4-5 in Scotland  picks have not been sharpened and are still really sharp! cosmetic damage on the notoriously crap paint job, i can include the original Allen keys and instructions, £180 for the pair

The cam is an omega pacific link cam, barley used with a bit of cosmetic damage and sling showing no wear. barely used. £50

if you are interested send me an email at