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Vishnu – Second Ascent

There are two absolutely classic-looking traditional winter lines on the stupendous Far East Wall on Beinn Eighe – Kami-kaze and Vishnu. Both routes were climbed by Andy Nisbet in the 1980s during the initial winter exploration of the crag. The … Continue reading

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The Route of All Evil

Murdoch Jamieson and John Orr pulled off a magnificent climb on February 16 when they made the first winter ascent of The Root of All Evil (IX,8) on Beinn Eighe’s Far East Wall. This summer E2 was first climbed by … Continue reading

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Creme de Violette

With an excellent weather forecast for the North-West on Friday January 7, Nick Bullock and Tim Neill headed up to Beinn Eighe with the intention of repeating Bruised Violet (VIII,8) on West Central Wall. Bruised Violet was the brainchild of … Continue reading

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BMC Winter Meet – North-West Highlands

The gales that raged throughout the BMC Winter Meet prompted many team to visit the North-West Highlands to seek some shelter from the South-East winds. This proved to be an unexpected bonus, as the Torridon Mountains were in excellent winter … Continue reading

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One Step Beyond

Pete Macpherson and Guy Robertson made a highly significant addition to Beinn Eighe’s Far East Wall on January 29. One Step Beyond (IX,9) takes the line left of King of the Swingers, and is based on an unusual hanging ice … Continue reading

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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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Immortal Memory

I’m beginning to lose count of the number of difficult new Guy Robertson routes this season, as they are becoming an almost weekly occurrence! As if to prove my point, Guy snatched another outstanding new route on Beinn Eighe with … Continue reading

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Striking it Lucky on Beinn Eighe

Michael Barnard and James Duthie had a productive weekend on Beinn Eighe adding two new routes to Sail Mhor. Michael takes up the story: “On Saturday (January 19) we had no fixed objective in mind, though I was vaguely thinking … Continue reading

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Mistral Second Ascent

On Saturday January 19, Jim Higgins completed a long-term personal goal when he made the long-awaited second ascent of Mistral on Beinn Eighe’s West Central Wall with Malcolm Bass. Here is Jim’s story: “Three years ago I took my first … Continue reading

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Shooting the Breeze

Guy Robertson and Greg Boswell made the first winter ascent of Shoot the Breeze on Beinn Eighe’s West Central Wall yesterday (January 15). This spectacular summer E2 was first climbed by Andy Nisbet and Gill Ollerhead in May 1992. The … Continue reading

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