Tag Archives: Creag Meagaidh

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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Creag Meagaidh Hat Trick

Several years ago I had a pleasant morning climbing the East Ridge of Mheall Coire Choille-rais, an excellent Grade II on the south side of Creag Meagaidh. Looking north I could see the profile of a prominent buttress in the … Continue reading

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Perfect Double on Meagaidh

Uisdean Hawthorn teamed up with Iain Small and Murdoch Jamieson to complete a remarkable double on Creag Meagaidh last week (February 12 -13). Uisdean takes up the story: “Having got down from doing Han Solo on the Ben, I sat … Continue reading

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BMC Winter Meet – Central Highlands

The BMC Winter International Meet took place between January 27 and February 1. The meet was based at Glenmore Lodge, and 44 guests from 26 countries paired up with UK hosts to experience the delights of Scottish winter climbing. Despite … Continue reading

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Centre Post Right-Hand

Michael Barnard and Ewan Gourlay visited Creag Meagaidh on March 31 and climbed Centre Post, Right-Hand (V,5), the steep icefall on the right wall of Centre Post. “It makes a good alternative to the Direct, “ Michael explained. “Steep climbing … Continue reading

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The Wasp on Meagaidh

Michael Barnard and Neil Redgrave climbed a new line on the left side of Pinnacle Buttress on Creag Meagaidh on Saturday March 16. “The route starts up the ice pillar of The Blue Icicle and then continues up the wall … Continue reading

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Haste Not on Meagaidh

On February 13, Ben Tibbetts was climbing on Meagaidh with Norwegian climber Bjorn-Ovin Bjornstad. “After a couple of good routes we wandered back down Easy Gully and fancied something easy to finish the day,” Ben told me. “The ice lines … Continue reading

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Creag Meagaidh’s Feathered Friend

On February 3, Ken Applegate was working for Abacus Mountain Guides and had a good day out with Vic Wallace on Creag Meagaidh. “Our initial plan was to climb Eastern Corner (III) and then traverse rightwards to continue up Ritchie’s … Continue reading

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Gully of the Sods

Unaware of the first ascent of Fly Me to the Moon nine days before, Pete Davies and Donie O’Sullivan also visited the Crescent Gully area of Creag Meagaidh and made the superb first ascent of Gully of the Sods (VI,6) … Continue reading

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Fly Me To The Moon

On the evening of Sunday January 22, Iain Small and I were planning to be at Glenmore Lodge for 7pm for the start of the BMC International Meet, so we were looking for a suitable nearby winter venue. Unfortunately the … Continue reading

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