Tag Archives: Ben Nevis

Capricorn on Ben Nevis

Carn Dearg Buttress on Ben Nevis became particularly icy at the end of February and the classic Gemini (VI,6) saw many ascents together with the very good, but less frequented Waterfall Gully Direct Finish (VI,6). On March 10, just before … Continue reading

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Big Weekend on the Ben

Helen Rennard had an outstanding weekend climbing on Ben Nevis last weekend. On Saturday March 5 Helen climbed The Shroud (VI,6) on Carn Dearg Buttress with Rob Patchett and Dougie Russell, and on March 6 she partnered Dave MacLeod on … Continue reading

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Visit from Italy

I receive all sorts of correspondence for scottshwinter.com but the following email from February 14 made me smile… “Hello, I apologize for my English, I’m Renzo Italian mountain guide crown have been to you for a tour with friend Martin, … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Arete Direct Variation – Second Ascent

On February 8, Steve Holmes, Ken Applegate and Dot Bankowska made the possible second ascent of the Direct Variation (IV,6) to Pinnacle Arete in Coire na Ciste. This variation was first climbed by Robin Clothier and Andy Huntington in October … Continue reading

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Tomahawk Crack – Third Ascent

Iain Small and Murdoch Jamieson made the third ascent of Tomahawk Crack (VIII,9) on Ben Nevis on February 3. “It had some pretty technical climbing which was hard work to protect as everything was a bit icy,” Iain told me. … Continue reading

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Tangerine Dream

Douglas Russell and Ramon Marin added a challenging new single pitch climb to the left side of the Central Tier of South Trident Buttress on Ben Nevis on January 31. Russell takes up the story: “On Sunday, Ramon Marin and … Continue reading

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BMC International Winter Meet Report

The Weather Gods did not smile kindly on the BMC International Winter Meet that was held at Glenmore Lodge from January 24 to January 30. Over 35 guests from 30 different countries were teamed up with UK hosts and let … Continue reading

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Tips for the Visiting North American

Josh Wharton concluded his trip report on the successful visit made by Steve House, Mikey Schaefer and himself in early January with some tips for the visiting North American. It’s always interesting to have an outside perspective on the Scottish … Continue reading

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Gothic Edge

Some late news just in –  John Crook and Peter Graham climbed a significant new pitch on Number Three Gully Buttress on Ben Nevis on December 31. “We started up the Direct Start to Gargoyle Wall, which without much ice … Continue reading

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Scottish Winter Climbing – A North American Perspective

“It’s always great to see visiting climbers enjoying the Scottish winter, and early January saw just that,” Simon Yearsley writes. “I picked up US climbers Josh Wharton and Mikey Schaefer from Edinburgh Airport on January 2 and spent the evening … Continue reading

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