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Hindmost Ridge

The first ascent of Hindmost Ridge on The Devil’s Point on March 4 demonstrated that there are still major unclimbed features even in well-known parts of the Highlands such as the Cairngorms. Iain Young, John Higham and Kenny Brookman’s ascent … Continue reading

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International Winter Meet Day 4

On February 26, the wind dropped and all eyes turned to Ben Nevis with close to 40 climbers from the International Meet active on the mountain. The standout performance came from Peter Hoang (Canada) and Neil Adams who made an … Continue reading

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Table Rib

Iain Young and John Higham pulled off a superbly-timed piece of exploratory winter mountaineering yesterday (January 28) when they made the first winter ascent of Table Rib (III,4) on Cul Mor. Iain takes up the story: “In the last few … Continue reading

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Mid December Update

The first half of December was wild and windy, which rather limited activity. The Northern Corries were popular, and on Creagan Cha-no, the new mini guidebook prompted a flurry of activity filling in the remaining lines, which are mostly in … Continue reading

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Coigach Twin Pack

Iain Young and John Higham made a couple of productive forays to Coigach in the Far North-West recently. Iain takes up the story: “I had missed out on the first cold spell in December and was beginning to worry that … Continue reading

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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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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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