Winter climbing in Scotland

Winter climbing in Scotland

Thursday, February 22, 2018


Matt Cooper


  1. Legends of Mountaineering
    08 Mar, 2018
    Legends of Mountaineering
    In 1979 Hill burst onto the climbing scene with the first free ascent of Ophir Broke in Colorado. This was the first time a female had climbed 5.12d (American climbing grade) and was a significant accomplishment at the time. Hill later made a number of first ascents including the first free ascent of the Nose in under 24 hours which is still to this day only has only been completed by Tommy Caldwell. Notable achievements 1987, World Indoor Rock Climbing Premier, winner, Grenoble,
  2. The Forbidden Mountain of Nepal
    25 Jan, 2018
    The Forbidden Mountain of Nepal
    Rising deep out of the Annapurna range is the impressive and prominent Machapuchare or fishtail mountain, its steep snow covered North faces and knife edge ridges look like something from a mountaineers dream and it’s been described by some as being “The Matterhorn of Nepal”.  Machapuchare however is un-climbable, not in the sense that its too hard but because of its religious status. Local Hindus believe that Machapuchare is home to the Hindu God Shiva and to stand on its summit would
  3. The new Nangpala Jacket with the Old Man of Coniston in the background
    19 Dec, 2017
    New Sherpa Nangpala Jacket Review
    As a Sherpa ambassador I get to test out the latest Sherpa gear and last week I received the new Nangpala insulating jacket from the winter range. Check out my review!
  4. The start of winter adventures!
    14 Dec, 2017
    The start of winter adventures!
    December I see my schedule calm down which gives me time to plan my diary for next year. I’ve got some great adventures planned including winter climbing in Scotland, expedition to Morocco and an even bigger expedition in Nepal that I will announce soon. The website was also updated this month with all my courses and dates for 2018. I introduced a two day Mountain Navigation course and Mountain Running workshop which have already proved popular. I have a strong feeling next year will be my
  5. Mourne Skyline MTR
    23 Oct, 2017
    Mourne Skyline MTR
    On Friday morning I headed to the airport to compete in the Mourne Skyline MTR. The race links up all the major summits in the Mourne range which are the tallest in Northern Ireland. It’s a pretty brutal race over some technical ground and gives you 3,400m of ascent over 35km. I was feeling pretty anxious about this one as only two weeks ago I was having scans on my foot for a possible fractured metatarsal. Thankfully this was not the case but ordered rest put my training back and I didn’t get