Biography for Jim Sutherland
Jim Sutherland runs nineonesix-guiding, he holds the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate and is the Training Officer for Torridon Mountain Rescue Team as well as a national trainer for Mountain Rescue Scotland. nineonesix-guiding have been providing winter skills courses for the SYHA for nearly ten years now. These courses are based in Torridon and all staff working on them know the area well and are winter ML or MIC qualified. nineonesix-guiding provide guiding, instruction and adventure throughout the Scottish Highlands and beyond all year round: rock climbing, winter walking and climbing, ski touring, scrambling or mountain biking take your pick. Visit nineonesix.co.uk for more information.
I am writing this piece whilst listening to the wind, rain and hail batter against the windows of my house. We are in the early part of the winter and already I have experienced what I call ‘the etch a sketch’ moment where spring, summer and autumn are wiped clean and it feels as if I have always...