Tag Archives: Carn Etchachan

Winter Begins!

Once again, it’s been a slow start to the Scottish winter season and most of November was unseasonably mild. There was a three-day window in late November when the snowed up rock routes in the Northern Corries came briefly on … Continue reading

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Snow At Last!

Saturday’s (January 28) snowfall brought many of the higher cliffs into winter condition at the weekend. Ben Nevis was busy with many of the Early Season favorites such as Gargoyle Wall, The Clanger, Cutlass and Sidewinder seeing ascents. Notable ascents … Continue reading

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BMC Winter Meet – Loch Avon Update

The Loch Avon Basin has been a much-visited venue this season, and it was a popular location of Day 2 (January 24) of the BMC Winter Meet with two ascents of the classic Postern on the Shelter Stone. Iain Small … Continue reading

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Jumping Jupiter

Greg Boswell, Ian Parnell and James Dunn made a rainy walk across the Cairngorm plateau through frequent slushy showers on Wednesday December 21 to the top of Carn Etchachan. Greg and Ian abseiled down to the foot of the summer … Continue reading

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Loch Avon Update

The great cliffs on the south side of the Loch Avon Basin have come into remarkably good condition for so early in the season. On the Shelter Stone, Sticil Face has had several ascents. Clach Dhian Chimney and Western Union … Continue reading

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Sharpening The Sword

Today (December 13), John Lyall, Andy Nisbet and Jonathan Preston added an Independent Finish (IV,5) to The Sword on Carn Etchachan. The Sword climbs the ramp of Red Guard (summer), then leaves it to finish as for Red Guard (winter). … Continue reading

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