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Northern Highlands Three-Pack

David Keogh, Tim Oliver and Robin Clothier had an excellent three days in the Far North-West earlier in January. They visited Coire Gorm on Cul Mor on January 18 with the intention of climbing the modern classic The Cul. Visibility … Continue reading

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Give and Take on Ben Nevis

We are going through a very unhelpful weather cycle at the moment where snowfalls are followed by rapid thaws and the resulting dry conditions are locked by high pressure systems for days. We desperately need significant snowfall and a rapid … Continue reading

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And Then There Were Eight…

Creag an Dubh Loch’s Broad Terrace Wall is without question the steepest major cliff in the Cairngorms. It rises for 120m of sheer verticality and bewildering exposure above a steep 100m-high lower tier. Normally wet during the summer, ascents of … 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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Suburban Spacemen

Iain Small and Doug Hawthorn had a superb run of routes on Ben Nevis at the end of March with ascents of Pointless (VII,6), Space Invaders (VI,5), and Journey into Space (VII,5). On March 30 they were joined by Robin … Continue reading

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Point Blank Repeats

Saturday March 16 was a landmark day on Observatory Buttress with two repeats of the legendary Point Blank (VII,6) and two new routes on the buttress itself. Point Blank, which takes the steep rib bounding the right side of Point … Continue reading

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Shooting Star

The second magnificent addition to Ben Nevis fell to Robin Clothier and Richard Bentley who added Shooting Star (VI,6), a superb 500m-long rising line across the Astronomy and Orion faces. The route was climbed on February 23, the day after … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Hobgoblin

Andy Huntington, Mike Lates and Robin Clothier snatched a good new route in the Cuillin on Sunday (March 4). Andy takes up the story: “I was over at Elgol with Robin on Saturday and we did a route before the … Continue reading

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Cha-no Update

Following on from yesterday’s Cha-no topo posts, a few routes from this season have now come to light. On December 12, John Lyall, Andy Nisbet, Jonathan Preston climbed Frozen Planet (IV,4), the line of corners and chimneys on the left … Continue reading

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CIC Hut Winds

James Dunn, who was in the CIC Hut on Ben Nevis together with Greg Boswell and Will Sim on December 8, has put together a brief video of the wind that day, and the damage to the CIC Hut roof. … Continue reading

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