Winter Mountain Leader

The long road to becoming a qualified Winter Mountain Leader.

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UK Winter Routes

Here are a list of some of the ridges and gullies I’ve done in winter conditions in the UK. Mostly just for interest, really. Not sure you really want to read my entire logbook of QMDs! I might have done them several times too…

Lake District

  • Swirral Edge
  • Striding Edge
  • Sharp Edge (too many times)
  • Cockley Pike Ridge (lol)

Glen Coe and Glen Nevis

  • CMD Arete
  • South Gully on Stob Bàn, Mamores
  • Schoolhouse Ridge, Sgorr Dhearg

And of course, many things that we’ve showed up to and the conditions have been wrong. Next on my hit list are the Aonach Eagach (loved it in summer), a grade 1/2 on the north face of Ben Nevis, something on Aonach Mor and lots in the Cairngorms. Especially the Fiacaill Ridge, that we had to abandon because it was too windy to even get to the bottom, and some more gullies.