A Journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step

Scottish Winter Climbing Scottish Winter

I started going to Scotland in the Winter with my regular Winter and Alpine climbing partner in 2000.

Both my Winter and Alpine climbing was fairly limited, but if I had not had the accident than I would have done more, probably more serious routes. At this time trying to do harder and harder things in climbing generally, not just in the cold!

On the approach to Lochnagar
More typical conditions in Scotland

Leading a pitch of a Grade III mixed route, Invernookie, Cairngorms
Seconding an ice Grade IV route on Beinn Udlaidh