Monthly Archives: January 2011

Hells Lum, 23rd Jan

I was climbing with my friends Jim and Duncan today. I hadnt seen them for a few years so it was good to catch up. Jim has a guiding business in Torridon and Duncan works with him also. We went … Continue reading

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Beinn Bhan 20th Jan

While the rest of the Highlands seemed to enjoy blue sky, cloud inversions and good snow cover, it was disappointingly cloudy on Beinn Bhan. Not much snow until about 600M, and only in strips and North/East facing aspects. What snow … Continue reading

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Escape from Colditz, Blaven, Skye. 9th Jan.

After talking to Mike Lates about Blaven, we decided to go and try ‘Escape from Colditz’, grade III. This was Archies first grade III climb and we had a good time climbing this 2* route, thanks Mike. It was my … Continue reading

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Creag Meagaidh, 3rd Jan 2011

Today (3rd) Ian and I went to Creag Meagaidh to try and escape the west coast rain. We climbed ‘Glass Slipper’, grade III which was mostly easy snow. There was 1 big Ice pitch which was hard watery ice and … Continue reading

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