Tag Archives: Iain Young

Assynt Exploration

The 2017 winter continues to be a challenging one. The rapidly varying conditions have not been particularly helpful for those seeking new routes, so I was delighted when Iain Young and John Higham made a good addition to the Assynt … Continue reading

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Coigach Weekend

“On February 25, John Higham and I headed for Coigach,” Iain Young writes. “The forecast and a dump of snow on the Wednesday that had closed the road according to friends we have in Achnahaird made it an obvious choice … Continue reading

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Boustie Buttress

“Whilst not quite in the same league as Boggle or Culloden,” Iain Young writes, “John Higham and I enjoyed a fine (civilised, sunny and short) day out in Clova on Saturday December 13. With all ways west and north-west out … Continue reading

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The Cuillin of Rum

Soon after the new SMC guidebook Inner Hebrides and Arran was published, Iain Young contacted me about the Rum Cuillin in winter. “Back in early spring 1983, John Dalton and I traversed the full Rum Cuillin ridge in pretty much … Continue reading

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Explorations in Coigach

Bob Reid and Ian Crofton visited Ben Mor Coigach on April 8 and did a little exploring. “Conditions were excellent,” Bob told me. “There was plenty of snow and ice on the north faces and we had good weather. We … Continue reading

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The Cuillin Ridge – A Winter’s Traverse

So, what were you doing in early March 2010? You may well have been climbing on the Ben – the Minus Face was superbly iced at the time – but another venue that was in prime winter condition was The … Continue reading

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