Kevin Rutherford MIC

Hill and climbing conditions for the Scottish Highlands.

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

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Ben Nevis

I took Anna and Richard yesterday up Ledge Route on Ben Nevis. Amazing day with blue skies and no wind. A good covering of snow which i think was hiding the ice? Very busy with lots of teams on the ridges. I was working for Irish Adventures .

Northern Corries

A few photos of the Cairngorms over the last couple of weeks courses at Glenmore Lodge and Ecosse Mountains. Looks like the alpine conditions will continue.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Ski Tour

Cracking day today in the North East, sunny with no wind. I went for a quick ski tour up my local hill, Ben Rinnes. Only one client today, the four legged variety, Bracken, finally managed to tire him out. The snow fall from the last 4 days has coated the hill in great touring conditions and i managed to ski from the top right down to the car at the Ben Rinnes distillery. "The" winter continues!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Photos from Friday

The Learn to Lead course at Glenmore Lodge finished on Friday with John and Mike leading themselves up Got Track gully which was in great nick. The thaw during the week had relieved the cracks of their early season rime/ice which made finding gear and anchors a bit easier. -8 in the corrie and a strong northerly wind, not a day for hanging around!