Tuesday, 21st January 2014 by Elsie
There’s a lot of guesswork involved in Scottish winter climbing. Making decisions about where to go, and whether conditions will be amenable to climbing. It’s been even more of a gamble this year, with a lot of stormy, wet and much milder conditions than we’ve been used to in recent years.
Monday, 13th January 2014 by Elsie
Last weekend I climbed Yukon Jack in Coire an T-Sneachda with Adrian. It was a nice climb to start the winter climbing season. But this weekend, we wanted to get away from the crowds and head somewhere different. The weather looked better in the East, so we thought Lochnagar might be a good alternative.
Wednesday, 13th November 2013 by Elsie
After our incredible rock climbing trip to Wadi Rum in Jordan last year, Carol, Amy, Ian and myself wondered if we would ever find anywhere else that would come close to being as amazing. A bit of research suggested that Tafraoute in Southern Morocco might be just what we were after. Interesting culture and beautiful […]
Sunday, 3rd February 2013 by Elsie
By Friday I was already shattered after a really busy week . But somehow, I was still really looking forward to getting out climbing on Saturday.
Sunday, 6th January 2013 by Elsie
Along with Rachel and Richard and some friends from England I headed for Newtonmore in the Cairngorms for a week’s holiday over New Year. The forecasts were looking pretty dire, but we never let that dampen our enthusiasm! So my friend Amy and I set our alarms for early on Sunday morning, the first day […]
Sunday, 2nd December 2012 by Elsie
So after our epic adventures on Rijm Assaf we needed an easier day, so Amy and I headed for the South Ridge of Jebel Mayeen whilst Carol and Ian went off to climb Jack Daniels (a 6 pitch VS) on the East Face.
Thursday, 29th November 2012 by Elsie
Wadi Rum is an extraordinary place…
Saturday, 3rd November 2012 by Elsie
I’ve been crazily busy the past few weeks, so I had intended having a lazyish day and catching up on everything as well as getting ready for my holiday, but on Friday driving to work in the morning I caught a glimpse of the mountains in the distance dusted with snow.