Tag Archives: Martin Holland

More Beinn Chuirn

Martin Holland revisited Coire na Saobhaidhe on Beinn Chuirn on March 30 with Sharon Tinsley and Ian McIntosh. “We climbed a couple of what I think are new lines,” Martin told me. “The first (Prospectors) was a very nice Grade … Continue reading

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Southern Highlands Update

Martin (Wilf) Holland visited Coire na Saobhaidhe on Beinn Chuirn near Tyndrum on March 6. “A brief break in the clouds allowed me to see the crag and there were surprisingly large cornices, which had survived the thaw of two … Continue reading

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Silver Surfing in Corrie Farchal

Euan Whittaker, Paul Warnock and Martin Holland climbed a new route – Silver Surfers (IV,5) – between Coffin Dodger and Over the Hill in Corrie Farchal in Glen Clova on February 7. “We’d gone in to climb Silver Threads Among … Continue reading

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Salvation Ribs

On March 4, John Jackson and Martin Holland headed in to Beinn Alligin with a couple of teams to attempt the classic Grade IV ice gully of West Coast Boomer on Tom na Gruagaich. “John, Joanne McCandless and Graeme Crowder … Continue reading

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Creagan Cha-no Additions

“We had a cracking day out on Creagan Cha-no on Thursday (January 5),” Jon (Nettle) Foden writes. “Although conditions were thin on the trade routes, by sticking to the shady side of the buttresses Ivor McCourt and I managed to … Continue reading

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New Routes on Binnein Shuas

“On March 6 Andy Clark, Rob Wright and I needed a short day with options to cut off early, so we headed for Masa and Yuki Sakano’s routes on the North-West Ridge of Binnein Shuas,” Martin Holland writes. “We climbed … Continue reading

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S Gully on Marsco

On February 28, John Jackson, Linda Gentlemen, Lorn Smith, Martin Holland, Gareth Robinson and Joanne McCandless decided to take a look at Wooly Gully (II,4) on Marsco. “This was the only route in the guidebook in Coire nan Laogh and … Continue reading

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Gentlemen’s Excuse Me

“I was out yesterday [January 21] on Geal-charn, Drumochter,” Martin Holland writes. “We were heading for the main Creag Dhubh crag, but some nasty snow conditions on the approach above the crag forced a change of plan. Gregor Ewing, Linda … Continue reading

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Anvil Gully Right-Hand Finish

“I was out on Creagan Cha-no yesterday [January 10] with Tony Credland and Gregor Ewing,” Martin Holland writes. “After climbing Anvil Gully we were looking for something quick to do and abbed back down to a belay just below the … Continue reading

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Bogle Eyed on Binnein Shuas

On Saturday January 31, Martin Holland and Jim Bayliss were looking for a climb to suit the forecast of strong Northerly winds with fairly continuous snow and not too far from Aviemore, where they were staying. “I remembered a report … Continue reading

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