Jacobs Edge (Coire an t-Sneachda)

By , January 27, 2009 6:59 pm
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      Check out Rons Blog @ http://www.talisman-activities.co.uk/blog/2009/01/pleasant-day-with-better-climbing-than.html         

Dan Boarding

By , January 26, 2009 8:54 pm
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Even though the forecasts were reporting milder conditions today we hadn’t anticipated weather nearly as gorgeous as it was!  It’s amazing how quickly things can change in the mountains.  We were hungover and Dan had never skied or snowboarded before so it seemed like the perfect time for him to try.  Surprisingly he picked it up quite quickly but couldn’t quite get over his […]

Cairngorm White Out

By , January 25, 2009 7:02 pm
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Dan and I had booked the time off work for this trip ages ago so it goes without saying that the weather was rubbish!  Several fresh dumps of snow and strong southish winds over the past couple of weeks meant we expected lots of windslab and large cornices to be hanging over the northern facing corries such as Sneachda.  The Scottish avalanche information […]

Idwal Slabs (Nearly)

By , January 11, 2009 10:54 pm
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Dinner last night at Dave’s and Vikki’s place with Lian and Phil was great, but somewhere between dessert and hog tying Dave, someone (probably me) persuaded us all that climbing Idwal Slabs this morning was a great idea!   Repeatedly punching Dave in the balls kept us up later than expected though so we didn’t arrive at the slabs until around two o’clock […]

Betws-y-coed

By , January 10, 2009 9:04 am
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Dave and Vikki invited us over to their place for dinner this evening so we thought we’d kill two birds with one stone and take a detour into Betws-y-coed to check out the sales.  The shopping was disappointing but we had a great time walking down the frozen banks of the river Conwy.           

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