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New Winter Season Kicks Off

Strong westerlies brought the first real snows of the 2013/214 Scottish winter season during the last days of October. There are rumours of an ascent of Fingers Ridge (IV,4) in Coire an t-Sneachda during the first snowfalls last week, but … Continue reading

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Spring is Here

“When Spring is arriving, I can’t help thinking about a fantastic day I had climbing Spring Gully in April 1996,” Andy Nisbet recalls. “The gully is on the north face of Meall Dearg, an outlier of Liathach and I had … Continue reading

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Allt Coire nan Arr

“I had been out six days in a row, all to the West from home, so I needed somewhere near the road,” explains Andy Nisbet. “Just like the Bealach na Ba, where the road goes almost through the cliffs. Why … Continue reading

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The Battle of Glen Shiel (or maybe not)

“It’s great what unusual conditions have been produced by this cold spell lasting long into the season,” Andy Nisbet writes. “When I spotted a waterfall in an unfrequented valley by Munro bagging without reading the Munros book, I would never … Continue reading

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A Day of Adventure

Andy Nisbet, Sandy Allan and Dave McGimpsey added a new route on the far right side of Garbh Choire Mor on Braeriach on March 4. “Braeriach for me is kind of a last resort, when everything else with new routes … Continue reading

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Begging for More

“When the big thaw was ending, and after my Ben Wyvis day when the ice was shrinking fast, a high safe choice seemed best,” explains Andy Nisbet. “The Central West Face of Aonach Beag has some of the most reliable … Continue reading

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Even Better Conditions on An Teallach

Andy Nisbet returned to An Teallach on December 18 with Jonathan Preston and Dave McGimpsey to make a fine addition to one of Scotland’s largest cliffs. Here is Andy’s story: “There was so much snow on An Teallach a week … Continue reading

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Sron na Lairige

“Sron na Lairige, on the Braeriach side of the Lairig Ghru, is a cliff largely visited by locals when an east facing cliff with middle grade routes is wanted,” Andy Nisbet writes. “The classic is Lairig Ridge, originally climbed in … Continue reading

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Aldering

Andy Nisbet has made four visits to Ben Alder this season. Here, he takes up the story of his last three trips: “There aren’t many big crags with so few routes but I guess 24km from the road is still … Continue reading

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Playing Cribbage in Glen Feshie

Andy Nisbet made another visit to Glen Feshie yesterday (january 20): “With a good forecast before a very windy weekend, but rain moving in to the West, another trip to Coire Garbhlach felt right. A complex rib between the two … Continue reading

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