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Pinnacle Arete Direct Variation – Second Ascent

On February 8, Steve Holmes, Ken Applegate and Dot Bankowska made the possible second ascent of the Direct Variation (IV,6) to Pinnacle Arete in Coire na Ciste. This variation was first climbed by Robin Clothier and Andy Huntington in October … Continue reading

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Cartouche on Stob Coire nam Beith

Ken Applegate and Nick Stone had an unexpected find on Stob Coire nam Beith on February 5. They climbed an excellent and sustained 40m Grade IV ice pitch that starts towards the top of North-West Gully. The pitch takes a … Continue reading

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Highway Robbery on Aonach Beag

The North Face of Aonach Beag has been icing up nicely over the last three weeks, and there have been several ascents of the Robin Clothier-Chris Cartwright test piece Stand and Deliver (V,5). I say test piece, because many teams … Continue reading

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That Was The Week That Was

Last week (December 10-14) was undoubtedly the week of the winter so far. Heavy snowfall was consolidated by a mini-thaw the previous weekend followed by stable cold weather with no wind and blue skies. Several of the major events have … Continue reading

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Creag Meagaidh’s Feathered Friend

On February 3, Ken Applegate was working for Abacus Mountain Guides and had a good day out with Vic Wallace on Creag Meagaidh. “Our initial plan was to climb Eastern Corner (III) and then traverse rightwards to continue up Ritchie’s … Continue reading

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