Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
As the rain continues to fall I am making preparations for my annual journey North to Scotland. One of the most persistent of weather patterns each winter period is a mild and stormy Christmas holiday and this year is no exception! It is worth remembering in this darkest hour that January often brings a shift from tropical maritime to polar air, bringing heavy snow to the Scottish mountains even if not sunshine! The first half of next week looks cold with freezing levels down to 400m and fresh snow on the hills. A thaw later in the week will serve us well to stabilise the snow pack ready for the next fresh dump. I will keep you informed!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
I am home now after a great couple of weeks, the first in Morocco working and the second in Chamonix skiing with friends. It has been dumping with snow all week in Chamonix and we had an incredible 6 days of skiing fresh powder. Not many lifts were open so we did a mixture of touring and off piste leaving my legs completely knackered now!
Friday, December 07, 2012
We have had a brilliant week this week in Morocco, clear blue skies, wall to wall sunshine and lots of fresh snow to play in! We arrived last weekend and have spent the week in the Atlas Mountains, making the most of the perfect learning environment to cover winter skills before going on to climb the three highest mountains in North Africa, all over 4000m and including Toubkal. A great week with great people, thanks all.