Kevin Rutherford MIC

Hill and climbing conditions for the Scottish Highlands.

Winter Courses - Winter Skills, Winter Mountaineering, Winter Climbing & Norway Ice based in Rjukan

Friday, 18 September 2009


Just back from a recent trip to Chamonix. We had a week of good settled weather and managed to get up a few new tops. Aiguille de la Floria in the Aiguille Rouge, The Petit Forouche at the col du tour, an aborted attempt on the Midi Plan due to black ice and finished the week on Mont Blanc via the normal route. I have been up the 3 M,s route before which seemed straight forward, bit of a shock on the "normal" route which seemed anything but..... a dash across the grand couloir dodging missiles and a full on scramble to the Goutier Hut where we spent the night on benches. The route above the Goutier hut made up for the melee below.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

A Wet Month

Well hopefully September and the Autumn will be a bit drier than August!? I have just had to postpone a trip to Orkney and The Old Man of Hoy due to the wet weather, hopefully more settled weather will appear over the next few weeks.

The other side to the wet weather is that the local fishing on the Spey has been good with high water levels. I caught this 5lb Salmon Grilse last week, not the biggest salmon in the world but a start.