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Ben Nevis Update

It’s been a difficult season, but as March progressed, good winter climbing was found on Ben Nevis. The problem this winter has been the lack of any base. Any snowfalls have quickly disappeared due to rapid thaws, but the Ben’s … Continue reading

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Early Season Update

By any measure it’s been a slow start to the season. During the cold snap in November many climbers enjoyed good climbing on the well known early season venues in the Cairngorms and Ben Nevis, but a major thaw followed … Continue reading

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A Good Week

Uisdean Hawthorn has had an excellent run of routes in recent days. On February 23 he climbed Tango in the Night (VI,7) on Sgorr Ruadh with Ben Silvestre, and the following day they climbed The Godfather (VIII,8) on Beinn Bhan. … Continue reading

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Scottish Winter Debut

“I drove up from Liverpool and met up with Ramon Marin on January 12,” Dave Almond writes. “Ramon is a super strong M15 ice climber but had only tried his first ever Scottish winter route with Dougie Russell that weekend. … Continue reading

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The Cathedral – Third Ascent

On Wednesday January 23, Greg Boswell (belayed by Adam Russell) notched up significant repeat when he made the third ascent of The Cathedral (X,11) on The Cobbler. The Cathedral climbs up to a tight niche at the back of the … Continue reading

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Tomahawk Crack

On Saturday I was looking across to the headwall on Number Three Gully Buttress and couldn’t help noticing a line cleaned through the hoar frost straight up the centre of the wall. I was intrigued, because I knew that Sioux … Continue reading

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