An Abrupt end to the Scottish Winter Season

On the 23rd March 2020 Adele Pennington Mountaineering finished operating on the hill but not in the office. As tension grew through the Highlands and we all took on our personal responsibilty to ensure we stayed at home and stopped the spread of Covid-19 and adhered to the government restrictions it was a sad but a necessary day.

The 2019/20 winter season was challenged with gales and torrential rain as storm after storm battered the mountains. Ensuring all my guests had a safe and instructive day out made for some difficult decisions. The smiles and feedback confirmed that as ever Scottish Winter Mountaineering is the highlight of many folks yearly fix of the hills.

With over 50 days out on the hills from 23 rd December to 23rd March there were many highlights and unforgettable days. When the weather was good it was stunning and there is no place I would rather be than the Highlands of Scotland.

This year I also managed to get out for myself with friends and decided I was not climbing badly for a mature Lady especially on a very thin direct start on Opening Break IV 5 in the Cairngorms.

We are all now very disappointed that we have missed some of the best winter conditions of the season and cannot start the Spring Rock climbing season but the mountains will be there when Covid-19 is under control.

My thoughts go to all the Key workers, NHS staff and for those who have lost family members to the virus.

In the interim I wish all my clients who ensure that Adele Pennington Mountaineering continues into its 10th year of operation; stay safe, fit and as positive as you can through these very difficult times.

With the uncertainty of the next few months in front of us all, I will contact clients who have existing bookings and very happy to chat on-line or on the telephone about future bookings or plans.

Take care and Stay safe.