Tag Archives: Helen Rennard

Big Weekend on the Ben

Helen Rennard had an outstanding weekend climbing on Ben Nevis last weekend. On Saturday March 5 Helen climbed The Shroud (VI,6) on Carn Dearg Buttress with Rob Patchett and Dougie Russell, and on March 6 she partnered Dave MacLeod on … Continue reading

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All Go on The Godfather

In a similar vein to the two ascents of The Needle in a weekend in January, The Godfather (VIII,8) on Beinn Bhan in Applecross had three ascents in the space of five days last week. Helen Rennard takes up the … Continue reading

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More Third Ascents

Following his ascents of Swallow Tail Pillar and Smokestack Lightnin’ Variations, Dave Almond made another couple of important repeats in the Northern Corries with Simon Frost and Helen Rennard. “On December 13, Simon [Frost]and I were joined by Helen Rennard … Continue reading

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Goodeve’s Buttress

Sunday March 15 was a glorious day on Ben Nevis. The sun shone and the air was crystal clear. After last week’s thaw the snow had re-frozen into hard neve, and the high-level ice routes were in superb condition. The … 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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A Fiddling We Go…

Helen Rennard scored a notable double on the Fhidhleir last week with ascents of Castro and the Fhidhleir’s Nose. Helen takes up the story: “Simon Yearsley and I were free to go climbing on January 19, and with the very … Continue reading

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Tenterhooks on Ben Nevis

Choosing where to climb this weekend was a tough call after the devastating New Year thaw. With temperatures only dropping on Friday, it was difficult to figure out how much it had snowed, and where, and whether the turf had … Continue reading

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Twisted – Second Ascent

“Back in November Harry Holmes, Dan Tait and I went into Stob Coire nan Lochan in Glen Coe with the aim of making the second ascent of Twisted, a three-pitch three star VII,7 to the left of Chimney Route put … Continue reading

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Turkish Delight

Malcolm Bass, Helen Rennard and Simon Yearsley had an excellent day on Ben Nevis on Saturday January 4, when they made the first winter ascent of Turkish (VII,7) on Number Five Gully Buttress. “Since climbing Free Range with Jim Higgins … Continue reading

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Day of The Doctor

On Saturday November 23, Simon Yearsley and Helen Rennard added a new route to North Trident Buttress on Ben Nevis. Simon takes up the story: “Over the weekend, freezing levels seemed hard to predict, with anything from 900m to 1100m … Continue reading

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