Tag Archives: Malcolm Bass

Outpost Route

“Winter and one of the high corries of Beinn a’Bhuird is a combination which promises solitude,” Simon Yearsley writes. “And away from the Cold Climbs lure of Mitre Ridge, it practically guarantees it. The secret to climbing in these magnificent … Continue reading

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Church Door Buttress Topo

Every now and then something pops into my mailbox for scottishwinter.com that is both completely unexpected and winter climbing gold dust. The attached topo of Church Door Buttress on Bidean nan Bian is a case in point. Malcolm Bass provides … Continue reading

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Snow At Last!

Saturday’s (January 28) snowfall brought many of the higher cliffs into winter condition at the weekend. Ben Nevis was busy with many of the Early Season favorites such as Gargoyle Wall, The Clanger, Cutlass and Sidewinder seeing ascents. Notable ascents … Continue reading

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Major New Route on Beinn Bhan

Neil Silver, Malcolm Bass and Simon Yearsley added a major new route to Beinn Bhan on February 13 – the eight-pitch Nam Famhairean (VII,7) in Coire nam Fhamair. Neil takes up the story: “A big route on a big cliff!  … Continue reading

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Cousinade on Ben Nevis

Malcolm Bass, Simon Yearsley and Neil Silver added a new route to Cousins’ Buttress on Ben Nevis on February 4. This had been a long-standing objective for Malcolm and Simon, having made two previous attempts on the buttress. The first … Continue reading

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Gallifrey Groove

“It’s proving tricky to make the best of the fluctuating conditions this winter,” Simon Yearsley writes. “This weekend was no exception. The forecasts changed daily as a variety of fronts pushed through at seemingly random speeds. So, as Malcolm [Bass] … 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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Twisted on Stob Coire nan Lochan

“We went to Stob Coire nan Lochan on Tuesday [March 12] to make the most of the excellent conditions in Glen Coe,” Simon Yearsley reports. “We were delighted to climb a new line on South Buttress. For us this route … Continue reading

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More Adventures in Wonderland

Malcolm Bass and Simon Yearsley climbed Haigha (VI,7), a superb addition to Beinn Bhan on January 22. Here is Malcolm’s story: “After getting wind blasted on Beinn Eighes’s summit plateau last Saturday I was keen to climb out of the … Continue reading

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Mistral Second Ascent

On Saturday January 19, Jim Higgins completed a long-term personal goal when he made the long-awaited second ascent of Mistral on Beinn Eighe’s West Central Wall with Malcolm Bass. Here is Jim’s story: “Three years ago I took my first … Continue reading

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