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6 days ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Did you know the ruins on the summit of Ben Nevis are an old weather observatory? It was manned 7 days a week from 1883-1904, 21 years.

The tourist footpath or pony track as it was called, was used to bring pack ponies up Ben Nevis to replenish the observatory with essential supplies at a frequency of every two days.

Guided Ben Nevis walks are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com 🙂

Looking forward to sharing my knowledge of the UK's highest peak, Ben Nevis. Andy, 13th January 2022 🙂

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Did you know the ruins on the summit of Ben Nevis are an old weather observatory? It was manned 7 days a week from 1883-1904, 21 years.

The tourist footpath or pony track as it was called, was used to bring pack ponies up Ben Nevis to replenish the observatory with essential supplies at a frequency of every two days.

Guided Ben Nevis walks are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com :-)

Looking forward to sharing my knowledge of the UKs highest peak, Ben Nevis. Andy, 13th January 2022 :-)

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You haven’t mentioned the hotel, which is a bigger stretch of the imagination!

1 week ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Whilst guiding on Ben Nevis I quite often get asked what these piles of stone are for or what they represent?

These three navigation cairns together are part of a long trail of navigation cairns leading from or to the summit of Ben Nevis and mark the change in direction to keep hill goers safe in adverse weather conditions.

Ben Nevis walks are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com or get in touch to arrange a bespoke ascent of the UK's highest mountain. 🙂

Looking forward to more views like these. Andy, 12th January 2022

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Whilst guiding on Ben Nevis I quite often get asked what these piles of stone are for or what they represent?

These three navigation cairns together are part of a long trail of navigation cairns leading from or to the summit of Ben Nevis and mark the change in direction to keep hill goers safe in adverse weather conditions.

Ben Nevis walks are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com or get in touch to arrange a bespoke ascent of the UKs highest mountain. :-)

Looking forward to more views like these. Andy, 12th January 2022

#bennevis
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1 week ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Today's image was taken whilst descending from the summit of Ben Nevis last year.

The picture was taken from the original footpath to the summit, it is one of the few places on Ben Nevis that offers a little solitude from the crowds so you can relax and enjoy the view. 🙂

Left to right is Sgurr a' Mhaim, Stob Ban and Mullach nan Coirean, three munros that make up part of the Mamores range. In the distance you can see all the way to Beinn a' Bheither and Bidean nam Bian, the mountains of Glencoe.

Ben Nevis walks are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com 🙂

Looking forward to another season of views like these. Andy, 11th January 2022
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Todays image was taken whilst descending from the summit of Ben Nevis last year.

The picture was taken from the original footpath to the summit, it is one of the few places on Ben Nevis that offers a little solitude from the crowds so you can relax and enjoy the view. :-)

Left to right is Sgurr a Mhaim, Stob Ban and Mullach nan Coirean, three munros that make up part of the Mamores range. In the distance you can see all the way to Beinn a Bheither and Bidean nam Bian, the mountains of Glencoe.

Ben Nevis walks are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com :-)

Looking forward to another season of views like these. Andy, 11th January 2022
1 week ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain within the UK and it is much more than just the highest mountain within the UK.

It has a rich history, not just for the hillwalking enthusiast. It has many graded scrambles, the North Face is home to many rock-climbs and winter-climbs with scope for many more to be added.

This picture is of the North Face of Ben Nevis was taken on an Aspect Mountaineering guided walk of the CMD Arete during 2021. Guided walks of Ben Nevis are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com 🙂

Can't wait to be back on Ben Nevis. Andy, 10th January 2022 🙂

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Ben Nevis is the highest mountain within the UK and it is much more than just the highest mountain within the UK.

It has a rich history, not just for the hillwalking enthusiast. It has many graded scrambles, the North Face is home to many rock-climbs and winter-climbs with scope for many more to be added.

This picture is of the North Face of Ben Nevis was taken on an Aspect Mountaineering guided walk of the CMD Arete during 2021. Guided walks of Ben Nevis are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com :-)

Cant wait to be back on Ben Nevis. Andy, 10th January 2022 :-)

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Obe of my favourite routes: CMD! Cant wait to get back there ❤️

Last but not least, a new mode of transport for all the kit... 😀

Andy, 7th January 2023 😀
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Last but not least, a new mode of transport for all the kit... 😀

Andy, 7th January 2023 😀

Thats all the hardware labelled ready for the coming summer season.

Group belay devices, belay devices for lead climbing, quick draws plus bolts for indoor lead climbing courses. The Edelrid Ohm to address the weight difference between climber/belayer. And finally the jumar and pully to simulate catching a falling climber.

So looking forward to putting all this kit to use! Dates for Introductory Rock & Sport Climbing Courses and Indoor Lead Climbing Courses are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com more dates to follow! 😀

Andy, 6th January 2022 😀
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Thats all the hardware labelled ready for the coming summer season.

Group belay devices, belay devices for lead climbing, quick draws plus bolts for indoor lead climbing courses. The Edelrid Ohm to address the weight difference between climber/belayer. And finally the jumar and pully to simulate catching a falling climber.

So looking forward to putting all this kit to use! Dates for Introductory Rock & Sport Climbing Courses and Indoor Lead Climbing Courses are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com more dates to follow! 😀

Andy, 6th January 2022 😀

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Nice ♥️

To go with the new rock shoes, Aspect Mountaineering now has additional group harnesses. New lead climbing harnesses and two very shiny new lead climbing ropes. 🙂

Dates for Introductory Rock & Sport Climbing Courses and Indoor Lead Climbing courses are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com more dates to follow or get in touch via Whatsapp or email aspect-mountaineering@outlook.com 🙂

Cannae wait to use all this new kit! Andy, 5th January 2022 🙂
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To go with the new rock shoes, Aspect Mountaineering now has additional  group harnesses. New lead climbing harnesses and two very shiny new lead climbing ropes. :-)

Dates for Introductory Rock & Sport Climbing Courses and Indoor Lead Climbing courses are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com more dates to follow or get in touch via Whatsapp or email aspect-mountaineering@outlook.com :-)

Cannae wait to use all this new kit! Andy, 5th January 2022 :-)Image attachmentImage attachment

Possibly the single biggest investment I have made in my business...

New rock shoes for clients to use on my Introductory Rock & Sport Climbing Courses and Indoor Lead Climbing Courses. 🙂

Details and dates of courses are on my website www.aspectmountaineering.com 🙂

More dates to be added soon! Andy, 4th January 2022 🙂

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Possibly the single biggest investment I have made in my business... 

New rock shoes for clients to use on my Introductory Rock & Sport Climbing Courses and Indoor Lead Climbing Courses. :-)

Details and dates of courses are on my website www.aspectmountaineering.com :-) 

More dates to be added soon! Andy, 4th January 2022 :-)

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Thankfully most 1st aid situations I have had to attend to, I have been able to resolve very quickly and effectively.

These pictures are repairs I had to make to a clients footwear whilst descending Ben Nevis last year. Thankfully the repairs lasted until we reached the safety of the Visitor Centre car park. 🙂

Preparing for the coming year, with the annual 1st aid kit checks.

Andy, 3rd January 2022 🙂
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Aspect Mountaineering would like to wish you all a very happy new year and all the best for 2022! 🙂

This picture was taken at the end of August 2021 from Sgurr na Banachdaich with a view towards Sgurr Mhic Choinnich & Sgurr Alasdair. You can just see the summit of the Inn Pinn if you look closely. 🙂

Lets hope it is another year of fantastic weather with stunning views, Andy 1st January 2022 🙂
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Aspect Mountaineering would like to wish you all a very happy new year and all the best for 2022! :-)

This picture was taken at the end of August 2021 from Sgurr na Banachdaich with a view towards Sgurr Mhic Choinnich & Sgurr Alasdair. You can just see the summit of the Inn Pinn if you look closely. :-)

Lets hope it is another year of fantastic weather with stunning views, Andy 1st January 2022 :-)

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Happy new year Andy. Can't wait to get out this year with u. Many munros to complete x

Happy New Year Andy 👍🥂

Its been a quiet one here at Aspect Mountaineering. A pleasant wander around the Greenock Cut, followed by a Christmas dinner of roast pork with roasted veg. 😀

Time to do the dishes, settle down with a movie and a glass of red. 😀

Happy Christmas, Andy 😀
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Merry Christmas to you, looks a great walk 😁

Merry Christmas x

Merry Christmas 🎅 xx

Merry Christmas Andy

Merry Xmas Andy. X

Merry Xmas 🥳🥂

Happy Christmas Andrew James Thorley

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4 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Last one before Christmas. This photograph was take from the summit of Sgorr Dhonuill, Beinn a' Bheithir. 🙂

The view is towards Sgorr Dhearg the other munro that makes up Beinn Bheithir. In the background you can see Sgor na h-Ulaidh and Bidean nam Bian.

Walks in around Glencoe are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com 🙂

Happy Christmas! Andy, 24th December 2021 🙂

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Last one before Christmas. This photograph was take from the summit of Sgorr Dhonuill, Beinn a Bheithir. :-)

The view is towards Sgorr Dhearg the other munro that makes up Beinn Bheithir. In the background you can see Sgor na h-Ulaidh and Bidean nam Bian.

Walks in around Glencoe are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com :-)

Happy Christmas! Andy, 24th December 2021 :-)

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4 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

The summit of Sgorr Dhearg, Beinn a' Bheither is a magnificent view point over the peaks of Glencoe. 🙂

The view here is towards the mighty Aonach Eagach ridge on the left with the Pap of Glencoe in the foreground. On the right, the massive complex massif of Bidean nam Bian.

Walks in around Glencoe are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com 🙂

Andy, 23rd December 2021 🙂

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The summit of Sgorr Dhearg, Beinn a Bheither is a magnificent view point over the peaks of Glencoe. :-)

The view here is towards the mighty Aonach Eagach ridge on the left with the Pap of Glencoe in the foreground. On the right, the massive complex massif of Bidean nam Bian.

Walks in around Glencoe are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com :-)

Andy, 23rd December 2021 :-)

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4 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

A view I never get bored of, Gearr Aonach & Aonach Dubh two of the Three Sisters of Glencoe with the mighty cliffs of Coire nan Lochan just visible in the background.

Glencoe walks are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com 🙂

Andy, 22nd December 2021 🙂

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A view I never get bored of, Gearr Aonach & Aonach Dubh two of the Three Sisters of Glencoe with the mighty cliffs of Coire nan Lochan just visible in the background.

Glencoe walks are now live on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com :-)

Andy, 22nd December 2021 :-)

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Cracking walk

4 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

The mighty cliffs of Coire nan Lochan and the summit of Stob Coire nan Lochan taken from the broad ridge of Gearr Aonach within Glencoe earlier this year.

Just one of many walks now available to book on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com 🙂

Andy, 21st December 2021 🙂

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The mighty cliffs of Coire nan Lochan and the summit of Stob Coire nan Lochan taken from the broad ridge of Gearr Aonach within Glencoe earlier this year.

Just one of many walks now available to book on the website www.aspectmountaineering.com :-)

Andy, 21st December 2021 :-)

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4 weeks ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Looking back to the summer of this year Scotland really did have a summer to remember. 🙂

This picture is of the summit cairn of Stob Coire nan Lochan with a view towards Stob Coire Sgreamhach, within Glencoe Scotland.

One of my favourite walks which can be combined with numerous scrambles to add further interest.

If you are looking for a last minute Christmas gift, why not book a space at www.aspectmountaineering.com

More stunning Glencoe pictures to follow, Andy 20th December 2021 🙂

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Looking back to the summer of this year Scotland really did have a summer to remember. :-)

This picture is of the summit cairn of Stob Coire nan Lochan with a view towards Stob Coire Sgreamhach, within Glencoe Scotland. 

One of my favourite walks which can be combined with numerous scrambles to add further interest.

If you are looking for a last minute Christmas gift, why not book a space at www.aspectmountaineering.com 

More stunning Glencoe pictures to follow, Andy 20th December 2021 :-)

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1 month ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Finally! After what seems like a life time, I got to complete my Mountain Training, Development Coach Assessment. 🙂

I would like to give a huge thank you to all the volunteer students that not only turned up on the day but have been coached by me for the past two years! Where has all the time gone? 🙂

A massive thank you to Alan Halewood for his perseverance and mentorship during what has been a difficult time for all. 🙂

Time to move on! Andy, 17th December 2021 🙂

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Brilliant well done pal

Well done Andy

Well done Andy!

Well done Andy. Perseverance wins out.

Day two of Mountain Training, Train the Trainers with Alan Halewood and Sandy Paterson at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve.

This time looking at coaching navigation in more detail and security on steep ground with the use of a confidence rope.

Lots of learning, nice to spend time with familiar faces and catch up. Andy, 16th December 2021 🙂

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1 month ago
Aspect Mountaineering

Continuing with the theme of CPD these pictures were taken on day one of a Train the Trainers course hosted by Alan Halewood & Sandy Paterson at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve.

It was a stunningly beautiful autumnal day looking at delivering anything from navigational skills through to rope skills suitable for single pitch climbers.

Lots learned, Andy 15th December 2021 🙂

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Tracy Curry and I forgot where I parked the last time we done this circular.......bet that doesn't surprise you 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

1 month ago
Aspect Mountaineering

As well as catching up with the admin side of things I have been busy attending CPD courses. As a holder of various Mountain Training awards, it is important I keep my skills fresh. 🙂

These snaps are of Pete Hill of the Route Setting Association demonstrating rescue techniques for those that set routes within indoor climbing gyms using roped access equipment.

As always, a great course with lots of learning. Andy, 14th December 2021 🙂

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