Tag Archives: Aonach Beag

Time Warp

Roger Webb and I visited the North Face of Aonach Beag on March 14. It was a memorable day on several counts – the weather was superb and we climbed a good new route – but most importantly, it was … Continue reading

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Unclimbed Ice – Day Three

“February 7 was day three of seeking out unclimbed ice by moving south and higher as the warm air encroached, “ Andy Nisbet writes. “The lower west face of Aonach Beag was chosen, and in particular a line that Sandy … Continue reading

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Highway Robbery on Aonach Beag

The North Face of Aonach Beag has been icing up nicely over the last three weeks, and there have been several ascents of the Robin Clothier-Chris Cartwright test piece Stand and Deliver (V,5). I say test piece, because many teams … Continue reading

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Boxing Day on Aonach Beag

“Where to go on Boxing Day?” Andy Nisbet asks. “There had been several storms from the west with nearly continuous gales for a couple of weeks. Some had been cold, and some briefly warm, but in general there was loads … Continue reading

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Aonach Beag (We Hope)

“I never thought I’d go to Aonach Beag from Glen Nevis,” Andy Nisbet writes. “I had it in my head it was such a long way. And Simon and Helen going there the day after last year’s SMC dinner didn’t … Continue reading

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Begging for More

“When the big thaw was ending, and after my Ben Wyvis day when the ice was shrinking fast, a high safe choice seemed best,” explains Andy Nisbet. “The Central West Face of Aonach Beag has some of the most reliable … Continue reading

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West Side Story

Andy Nisbet had a great weekend, climbing two routes on Beinn a’Bhuird on Saturday and a visit to the West Face of Aonach Beag the following day. Here is Sunday’s story: “My legs needed an easier time so I headed … Continue reading

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Surviving the Thaw on Cryogenic Corner

On Saturday (January 1), Andy Nisbet and Sandy Allan visited Aonach Beag and made the first ascent of the 150m-long Cryogenic Corner (IV,4), which lies 60m right of The Navigator on the West Face of the mountain. The West Face … Continue reading

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