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Boswell and Robertson Continue To Forge Ahead

Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson kicked the winter season into higher gear with their ascent of The Forge on An Teallach on December 4. This astounding route, which takes a tenuous discontinuous crack-line up the middle of the awe-inspiring vertical … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail

If you turn to page 97 of the SMC’s Glen Coe guidebook there is a superb picture by Alan Leary of the top pitch of Shibboleth on Buachaille Etive Mor. Look more closely and to the right of the climber … Continue reading

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New Glen Coe Test-Piece

Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson added another test-piece to the collection of hard winter routes on Bidean nam Bian’s Church Door Buttress when they climbed a winter version of Lost Arrow on December 11. The route was first climbed by … Continue reading

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The Exorcist Climbed in Winter At Last!

On Friday November 24, Guy Robertson and Greg Boswell pulled off the most impressive performance of the winter so far when they made the first winter ascent of The Exorcist on Hell’s Lum Crag at the head of the Loch … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis Update

It’s been a difficult season, but as March progressed, good winter climbing was found on Ben Nevis. The problem this winter has been the lack of any base. Any snowfalls have quickly disappeared due to rapid thaws, but the Ben’s … 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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Cat and Mouse

The cat and mouse game of finding good winter climbing conditions continues. The forecast icy blast on New Years Day promised much for January 2, but the snowfall was significantly less than predicted and mainly limited to the Cairngorms and … Continue reading

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Five Hundredth Post

It’s been such a busy season that I didn’t have time in March to acknowledge the 500th post on scottishwinter.com The blog has been running five years and has attempted to record the majority of significant winter climbing activity in … Continue reading

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Banana Wall

Greg Boswell and Masa Sakano made climbing history on February 25 with the first ascent of Banana Wall. This continuously sustained route takes the overhanging wall between Fallout Corner and Bavarinthia in Coire an Lochain on Cairn Gorm. The route … Continue reading

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The Messiah

Guy Robertson, Greg Boswell and Uisdean Hawthorn pulled off a long sought after dream by making the first winter ascent of The Messiah on February 2. This legendary route was first climbed by Creag Dhu climbers George Shields and Bob … Continue reading

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