Tag Archives: Neil Adams

South Trident Link-Up

Saturday January 14 was an excellent day for winter climbing in the Scottish Highlands and a number of excellent ascents were made. One of the most interesting climbs was a link up on South Trident Buttress on Ben Nevis. “I … Continue reading

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Needle Double Tick

Last week saw one of the standout events of the season when The Needle (VIII,8) on the Shelter Stone was ascended on consecutive days. Ian Parnell and Kenton Cool climbed the route on January 8, and the following day, Andy … Continue reading

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Pfugga-lule – Third Ascent

On Saturday December 12, Andy Inglis and Neil Adams made the third ascent of one of the Northern Corries modern test–pieces when they climbed Pfugga-lule (VIII,9) in Coire an Lochain. “It’s a route that has interested Neil and I for … Continue reading

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Last Orders on An Teallach

One of the real highlights of the recent BMC Winter Meet took place on the last day (February 1) when Neil Adams and Kenro Nakajima from Japan made the first ascent of Last Orders (VII,8) on An Teallach. This striking … Continue reading

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BMC Winter Meet – North-West Highlands

The gales that raged throughout the BMC Winter Meet prompted many team to visit the North-West Highlands to seek some shelter from the South-East winds. This proved to be an unexpected bonus, as the Torridon Mountains were in excellent winter … Continue reading

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The Brass Monkey Repeated

Neil Adams and Andy Inglis pulled off an important second ascent on Ben Nevis January 1, when they repeated The Brass Monkey (VII,8) on the east side of Tower Ridge. This imposing corner which bounds the right side of Echo … Continue reading

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All Eyes on The Ben

If last weekend’s activity is anything to go by, Ben Nevis has taken over from the Northern Corries as the venue of choice for high standard early season mixed. Harry Holmes and Dan Tait set the tone on Thursday November … Continue reading

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Moonshine on Stob Coire nan Lochan

Neil Adams and Andy Inglis added a new line on Stob Coire nan Lochan in Glen Coe on March 16. “Moonshine takes the obvious slim corner to the left of the top pitch of Moonshadow,” Neil explained. “To get to … Continue reading

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Avenging Angel Direct

When Chris Cartwright and I started exploring the mixed potential of Creag Coire na Ciste on Ben Nevis in the late 1990s, it was clear that there was a major mixed line to be climbed up the huge recessed corner … Continue reading

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Cha-no Diary

Creagan Cha-no on the east flank of Cairngorm has proved very popular over the last few weeks, with several teams climbing there most days. The majority of last season’s routes have been repeated and there is overall consensus on the … Continue reading

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