Tag Archives: Neil Silver

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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A Fiddling We Go…

Helen Rennard scored a notable double on the Fhidhleir last week with ascents of Castro and the Fhidhleir’s Nose. Helen takes up the story: “Simon Yearsley and I were free to go climbing on January 19, and with the very … 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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Good Travel into Beinn a’Bhuird

Neil Silver and Simon Yearsley added a good new route on Beinn a Bhuird on December 27. “I’d always wanted to have a look at Dividing Buttress on this beautiful and remote mountain (no new routes had been added to … Continue reading

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Another New Winter Crag in Glen Coe

When Simon Yearsley and Malcolm Bass climbed the classic ridge route of Sron na Lairig on the south east ridge of Stob Coire Sgreamhach last December (see Major New Ice Venue in Glen Coe), they also spotted a potential new … Continue reading

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Major New Ice Venue in Glen Coe

Simon Yearsley and Malcolm Bass, along with a variety of friends, have been busy exploring the beautiful Coire Eilde in Glencoe.  Most climbers who travel up the Lairig Eilde are aiming for the classic ridge of Sron na Lairig on … Continue reading

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