Category Archives: Winter Climbing and conditions

Ruadh Stac – A seldom visited peak in the Cuillin

A new blog post at last! Skye has had stunning weather in the last 2 – 3 weeks, and there have been many climbers visiting the Cuillin also, some notable successes including several fast ridge traverses, 2nd ascents of both … Continue reading

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Long awaited new book due to be published soon …

Follow the link for a preview of ‘The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland’. The publishers have a limited number of special edition ‘slipcase’ versions available for pre-order. http://issuu.com/vertebratepublishing/docs/gmc_of_scotland_issuu?e=0/8954472

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A catch up

Well I have not been updating the blog at all, and have not been on many exciting mountaineering trips lately either. I will fill the gap from 2013 with a quick note about a few things that have happened. Notably … Continue reading

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Feb 3rd, Druim Shionnach, Deceptive Chimney

Firstly I am happy to say that (for now) my computer problem is fixed. Friday the 3rd Feb was a cracker, no wind but a hard frost, it was great to be in the sun with a stillness over the … Continue reading

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Buachaille Etive Mor, Guerdon Grooves, 28th Jan

Here are a few pics of the team on Guerdon Grooves, Guy Robertson, Nick Bullock and Bayard Russell Jr. http://www.scottishwinter.com/?p=2611 No more pics here as I am sending Guy the photos from the day for his own use in the … Continue reading

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14th Jan, A fine Mountaineering day out, Ledge route Ben Nevis

A 4 AM start from Skye got us to the North face car park, Ben Nevis, and on our way at 6-30. There was a long trail of headtorch lights up ahead! The promised nice weather never came and the … Continue reading

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Attempt on ‘White Wedding’, Sat 17th Dec

Well, Ian Jeffrey and I had some plans to go to the Cuillin after reading Mikes Blog. We thought that maybe there would be a good build up of ice to climb, so we headed for White Wedding (IV), West … Continue reading

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