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Galloway Ice Update

“Three teams were active on the Merrick on Sunday,” Stephen Reid writes. “With excellent conditions reported on the Black Gairy, Colin Wells and I hastened north to join the fun. We visited Craig an Eilte on Tuesday (January 22) and … Continue reading

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Cooran Gully

Conditions were good in the Galloway Hills last week, and on February 2, Stephen Reid and John Biggar made the first winter ascent of Cooran Gully on the Dungeon of Buchan. “It’s four pitches, III/IV and nicely sustained at that … Continue reading

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Galloway Update

It was a busy time for ice climbers in Galloway and Borders over the Christmas period. Local guru, Stephen Reid, recently contacted me with details of December’s winter climbing activity in the Galloway hills. “The season started off very well,” … Continue reading

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