Tag Archives: Dave MacLeod

Lockdown Catch Up

While Mainland Scotland is in full lockdown, I do not feel it is appropriate to report ongoing winter climbing activity on scottishwinter.com, so I’m using this post to catch up on recent weeks. The extended spell of cold and snowy … Continue reading

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Quoth the Raven – Nevermore

Iain Small and Dave MacLeod succeeded on an outstanding new route on December 7, when they made the first ascent of Nevermore (VIII,8) on Number Five Gully Buttress on the Ben. The great soaring overhanging corner on the right side … Continue reading

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Creag Meagaidh Diary

It’s been a busy couple of weeks on Creag Meagaidh’s Pinnacle Buttress, which has probably been in it’s best condition since winter 2005: February 24: Iain Small and Andy Inglis climb Paradise Lost (VII,8), a new route up the centre … Continue reading

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Cloudjumper

“Dave MacLeod and I headed up the Ben last Sunday (March 5),” Helen Rennard writes. “We had been thinking of climbing something up in Coire na Ciste and Dave had kindly offered to belay me on something (I tend to … Continue reading

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High and Steep on The Ben

Friday night’s snowfall fell with little wind and left a thick coat of snow on Ben Nevis. It snowed continuously on Saturday so the mountain now looks very wintry. On the classic routes, heavy snow over bare terrain made for … Continue reading

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Immortal Memory – Second Ascent

It’s been something of a landmark year on Beinn Eighe with repeats of many hard routes, and on March 3,  Murdoch Jamieson, Ian Parnell and Uisdean Hawthorn continued the trend with the second ascent of Immortal Memory (IX,9). “ We … Continue reading

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Red Dragon

On February 26 Helen Rennard and Dave MacLeod added a new mixed test-piece to the Ben. Helen takes up the story: “Dave and I headed into the Ben. We didn’t have a definite plan and it was more a case … Continue reading

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New Route on Ben Nevis

Dave MacLeod and Helen Rennard added a good new icy mixed route on Ben Nevis on Tuesday February 26. “We didn’t have a definite plan on Tuesday and took up a large mixed rack and ice screws so we had … Continue reading

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End of Season Catch Up

Now the winter season is finally over (yes, it was still going strong four weeks ago in the Cairngorms), I’m conscious that there are several notable routes I have not reported. Although I strive to cover significant events through the … Continue reading

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Triple Talent

Visiting climbers Ines Papert and Charly Fritzer visited Ben Nevis with Dave MacLeod on January 28. After weighing up various new route options, they decided to try a new line based on the rarely climbed summer HVS Rolling Stones on … Continue reading

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