On February 23, Colm and Dave Burke climbed a new route on the Upper West Face of Gearr Aonach. The cleverly-named Twoburkelosis takes a groove just inside the left edge of Jim’s Gully, and ably demonstrates that considerable potential remains for new routes in the Scottish mountains at all levels of difficulty.
“It was cracking fun at about III 4,” Colm told me. “It was about 75m to the top with a good full pitch of mixed onto easy ground and then the top out. Overall, it was a nice little route. The forecast was poor and it was a good option in those conditions.”