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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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Mixing It Up in Coire Scamadal

Some late news – during the first cold spell in early December, Doug Hawthorne made a couple of productive visits to Coire Scamadal on The Storr on Skye. The potential of Coire Scamadal as an ice climbing venue was first … Continue reading

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The Winter’s First New Routes

More details on the Huntington-Clothier direct ascent of Pinnacle Arete climbed on October 23 on Ben Nevis reported in Tuesday’s post. Rather than follow the normal winter line, which moves right on the second pitch into a corner on the … Continue reading

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Final Fling?

On Sunday April 18, Guy Robertson and I made a late season trip to the Ben. After a late start and failure on Plan A, we arrived under the headwall of Observatory Buttress at about 2pm in the afternoon. We … Continue reading

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