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January Scottish Winter Diary

It’s been a tough January in the Scottish mountains with almost non-stop winds and long periods of thaw. Conditions on the mountains have changed day by day and have often been completely different from east to west. Here is a … Continue reading

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Table Rib

Iain Young and John Higham pulled off a superbly-timed piece of exploratory winter mountaineering yesterday (January 28) when they made the first winter ascent of Table Rib (III,4) on Cul Mor. Iain takes up the story: “In the last few … Continue reading

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Northern Highlands Three-Pack

David Keogh, Tim Oliver and Robin Clothier had an excellent three days in the Far North-West earlier in January. They visited Coire Gorm on Cul Mor on January 18 with the intention of climbing the modern classic The Cul. Visibility … Continue reading

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Coigach Twin Pack

Iain Young and John Higham made a couple of productive forays to Coigach in the Far North-West recently. Iain takes up the story: “I had missed out on the first cold spell in December and was beginning to worry that … Continue reading

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Buffalo Ballet

On the evening of January 21, Helen Rennard and I were on our way to Skye when we received a phone call from Mike Lates suggesting that we may want to reconsider because the Cuillin had been thawing all day. … Continue reading

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Sideshow on Cul Mor

James Edwards and Neil Wilson visited Cul Mor on January 24 and found an excellent new chimney-line that they called Sideshow (IV,6). “Neil Wilson and I went in to Cul Mor to poke about after seeing the icy pictures of … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show on Earth

Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson pulled off a remarkable coup yesterday (January 19) when they made the first ascent The Greatest Show on Earth (X,10). This awe-inspiring route takes the huge blank wall on the right side of Coire Gorm … Continue reading

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Two New VIIs for Cul Mor

Conditions have been particularly good lately in the magnificent Coigach mountains just north of Ullapool. Roger Webb and I visited the remote Coire Gorm on Cul Mor on Sunday January 31 and added Cul Moon (VII,7). The route takes the … Continue reading

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