Tag Archives: Neil Adams

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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Touching The Stone

The 250m-high Shelter Stone Crag in the Loch Avon Basin has been in superb mixed condition over the last couple of weeks. ‘The Stone’ is one of Scotlands’s greatest cliffs and is home to a series of winter routes that … Continue reading

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Central Highlands Update

It was a busy weekend on Ben Nevis once again, with many climbers enjoying steep mixed routes such as Cutlass, Tower Face of the Comb, Gargoyle Wall, Babylon and Darth Vader. Heike Puchan, who made an ascent of the spectacular … Continue reading

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Another Busy Weekend in the Cairngorms

As usual, early season activity continues to focus on the Northern Corries. During the weekend Coire an t-Sneachda was especially popular and there were ascents of The Lamp, Belhaven, Burning and Looting, Pot of Gold and Houdini. Also of note … Continue reading

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