Tag Archives: Michael Barnard

New Lochain Route

On November 23, Michael Barnard and Lee Harrison climbed Snuffleupagus (IV,6), a new two-pitch line in Coire an Lochain on the very left side of No.4 Buttress. “It starts up grooves and corners parallel to and left of Oesophagus,” Michael … Continue reading

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Centre Post Right-Hand

Michael Barnard and Ewan Gourlay visited Creag Meagaidh on March 31 and climbed Centre Post, Right-Hand (V,5), the steep icefall on the right wall of Centre Post. “It makes a good alternative to the Direct, “ Michael explained. “Steep climbing … Continue reading

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An Alternative Finish to The Sting?

I received the following email from Michael Barnard yesterday: “Thought I’d join the general discussion from a while back about The Sting on Ben Dorain, having climbed it (more or less) yesterday [March 24] with Andy Wilson. I’d note that … Continue reading

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The Wasp on Meagaidh

Michael Barnard and Neil Redgrave climbed a new line on the left side of Pinnacle Buttress on Creag Meagaidh on Saturday March 16. “The route starts up the ice pillar of The Blue Icicle and then continues up the wall … Continue reading

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Striking it Lucky on Beinn Eighe

Michael Barnard and James Duthie had a productive weekend on Beinn Eighe adding two new routes to Sail Mhor. Michael takes up the story: “On Saturday (January 19) we had no fixed objective in mind, though I was vaguely thinking … Continue reading

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Loch Etchachan Makeover

I was looking across to the central Cairngorms from the South Summit of Beinn a’Bhuird on Monday when Roger Webb asked me the name of the crag set back from Creagan a’Choire Etchachan. “Those are the crags above Loch Etchachan,” … Continue reading

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