Tag Archives: Beinn Bhan

Early Repeat of The Good Groove and Much More…

Every season I receive an exciting email or two from Tim Neill recounting his latest adventures in the Scottish Highlands. It’s always a long list of impressive new routes and repeats, which is very fitting, because Tim’s enthusiasm for winter … Continue reading

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Advice from a Caterpillar

Dave Riley, Rob Reglinski and Rick Hines added a new route to the impressive Coire na Poite on Beinn Bhan on January 26. “We had intended to climb March Hare’s last Saturday,” Dave explained, “but heavy wet overnight snow had … Continue reading

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More Adventures in Wonderland

Malcolm Bass and Simon Yearsley climbed Haigha (VI,7), a superb addition to Beinn Bhan on January 22. Here is Malcolm’s story: “After getting wind blasted on Beinn Eighes’s summit plateau last Saturday I was keen to climb out of the … Continue reading

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Suspended Animation

“After a four-week layoff due to cold and chest infection,” Pete Macpherson writes, “I ventured out (on January 16) with Mr Moran in the hope of a relatively easy day. Big objectives were out of the question due to my … Continue reading

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Great Overhanging Gully and Other North-West Adventures

At first sight, the North-West Highlands were not a logical choice last weekend, with heavy showers, dumping high levels of snow across the region. Parties attempting the classic Liathach and Alligin ridge traverses were unsuccessful, due to time consuming deep … Continue reading

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Godzilla

Pete Benson, Nick Bullock, and Guy Robertson added another demanding route to the Giant’s Wall on Beinn Bhan on Monday March 14. Godzilla (it was something of a monster) takes a direct line to join the last two pitches of … Continue reading

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The Godfather Repeated

Rich Cross and Jon Bracey made a lightning visit to the Highlands last weekend and came away with ascents of Central Buttress on Stob Core nan Lochan and Messiah above Bridge of Orchy. On Sunday December 19, they made the … Continue reading

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The God Delusion Repeated!

Martin Moran and Pete Macpherson repeated The God Delusion (IX,9) on Beinn Bhan yesterday (December 8 ) in a 21-hour round trip. They used snow shoes for the approach and started climbing at 8am. They climbed the route in nine … Continue reading

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All Go in Applecross

The cold weather over the Christmas holiday has seen two big additions in the Applecross mountains. First up on Christmas Eve was Martin Moran climbing with his son Alex, who made the adventurous first ascent of big cliff low on … Continue reading

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