• David Buckett

School house ridge, Glen Coe

Day 2 with Sam and Nicole for Kirkhope Mountaineering, we introduced the rope on School house ridge.  

The aim of the day was to winterise their summer climbing knowledge.  This entailed lots of digging for gear placements, belay stance management and what to do for a belay when all you have is a snowy ridge.  We also introduced mountaineering coils and rope techniques and the differing safety elements of using the rope.

There was a lot of fresh windslab on the ridge and in the cories so a precise line was needed to avoid the soft edges. 

Glen Coe in the back ground

Dug out belay

More people

#winterskills #Mountaineering #Glencoe #Fortwilliam #Climbing #Highlands





Address: Lochy Road,


                 Fort William,

                 PH33 6NW

Follow The Highland Mountain Company:

  • Instagram
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
Association of Mountaineering Instructors logo
Trip advisor logo
Outdoor Capital of the UK logo