Tag Archives: Duncan Tunstall

The Old Man’s Crag

Andy Nisbet climbed a couple of new routes on Am Bodach on December 2 – South Buttress (II/III) and Old Man’s Ridge (III). He returned on December 5 with Duncan Tunstall to add another route to the crag. Here is … 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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Sixteen Years then Two Come at Once!

When Andy Nisbet visited Ben Alder with Dave McGimpsey and Duncan Tunstall on Monday January 16, they were surprised to find steps from the day before leading up Ben Alder Diamond. Andy takes up the story: “Funnily enough, my mind … Continue reading

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Snow Galore in Garbh Choire Mor!

Last week’s thaw has meant that new route possibilities have been rather thin on the ground recently (pardon the pun). Cairn Gorm in particular suffered badly in the warm temperatures, but Garbh Choire Moir on Braeriach can usually be relied … Continue reading

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Inspiration

East is Best at the moment – Andy Nisbet explains: “Conditions had to be good somewhere and it wasn’t Etchachan. So when Simon reported a perfect day, I wanted one too. So I searched out my projects file and looked … Continue reading

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Another Slice of Etchachan

On Thursday March 3, Andy Nisbet and Duncan Tunstall visited Creagan a’Choire Etchachan and made the first ascent of Machete (V,5). This is a companion route to Kukri (first ascent earlier this season) climbing the lower section of the grassy … Continue reading

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Getting Tactical on Beinn Dearg

Andy Nisbet and Duncan Tunstall had an energetic day on Tuesday (February 23), climbing two new lines, Pearl Buttress (IV,5) and Peace Process (IV,3), on the Glensquaib Cliffs of Beinn Dearg. The tactics for the day combined reconnaissance, psychology, conditions … Continue reading

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More Glen Esk Exploration

Duncan Tunstall has continued to explore the cliffs of Glen Esk on the south-east side of the Cairngorms. On Tuesday February 15 he teamed up with Stephen Venables to straighten out last year’s addition Shaula Ridge (III,5) on the north … Continue reading

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Eagle Eye

Andy Nisbet is unstoppable at the moment, roaming far and wide, and climbing good new routes all over the Highlands. Recently he made three additions to Plateau Buttress high on the right flank of Eagle Rocks in the Southern Cairngorms … Continue reading

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Glen Esk Explorations

Various parties have been exploring the mica schist crags of Glen Esk in the Southern Cairngorms over the last few winters, and on Saturday January 8, Andy Nisbet and Duncan Tunstall had a great visit to Bruntwood Craig at the … Continue reading

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