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Nanga Parbat’s Mazeno Ridge

On July 15, Rick Allen and Sandy Allan succeeded in making the first ascent of the Mazeno Ridge on Nanga Parbat (8126m). This 13km-long route was first attempted in the 1970s and was widely considered to be one of the … Continue reading

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Haggis Raclette

“The warmer weather had arrived, though not as warm as at present,” Andy Nisbet writes. “I was trying to think of somewhere to go when a post appeared on UKC asking about conditions on An Teallach. Sure enough, someone posted … Continue reading

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Sron na Lairige

“Sron na Lairige, on the Braeriach side of the Lairig Ghru, is a cliff largely visited by locals when an east facing cliff with middle grade routes is wanted,” Andy Nisbet writes. “The classic is Lairig Ridge, originally climbed in … Continue reading

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Aldering

Andy Nisbet has made four visits to Ben Alder this season. Here, he takes up the story of his last three trips: “There aren’t many big crags with so few routes but I guess 24km from the road is still … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe’s Far West Wall

Throughout the winter, Andy Nisbet has been quietly developing the mixed climbing potential of the Far West Wall on Beinn Eighe. Andy takes up the story: “I couldn’t help noticing this wall from Fuselage Wall, but I used to think … Continue reading

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More Coire Garbhlach

I received a welcome email from John Lyall (of Leashless Tools Essential fame!) today: “Just thought I should drop you a note about more ‘cutting edge routes’ in the hidden corners of the Highlands! On December 18, Sandy Allan and … Continue reading

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Gael Force Ridge

Late last year on December 16, Andy Nisbet visited the Lower Corrie in Coire Garbhlach in Glen Feshie with Sandy Allan and made the first ascent of Spice Boys (III), the ridge left of Garlic Gully. Andy returned with local … Continue reading

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Surviving the Thaw on Cryogenic Corner

On Saturday (January 1), Andy Nisbet and Sandy Allan visited Aonach Beag and made the first ascent of the 150m-long Cryogenic Corner (IV,4), which lies 60m right of The Navigator on the West Face of the mountain. The West Face … Continue reading

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New Route in the Northern Corries

Despite the thaw, Andy Nisbet and Sandy Allan added a new route to Coire an t- Sneachda on Thursday December 30. Facet Hunters (IV,6) takes the rib right of Spiral Gully. “You wouldn’t think there was still a new line in … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Oz

Last week, Sandy Allan, John Lyall, Andy Nisbet had a couple of productive days climbing on No.2 Buttress on the West Face of Aonach Dubh in Glen Coe. On December 7 they added a new climb approximating to the summer … Continue reading

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