Tag Archives: Sgurr Mhic Choinnich

Crack of Dawn Second Ascent

Callum Johnson and Andy MacKinnon pulled off a major repeat on February 13 when they made the second ascent of Crack of Dawn (VII,8) on Sgurr Mhic Choinnich on Skye. Callum, who has had a very productive February with a … Continue reading

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Silver Fox

On November 19, Mike Lates and Sophie Grace Chappell made an excellent early season addition to Coire Lagan in the Cuillin with the first ascent of the 235m-long Silver Fox (V,5). “The long curving fault line from the corrie floor … Continue reading

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Skye Winter Festival 2016

The Skye Winter Festival is the brainchild of local guide Mike Lates and has become a regular fixture on the winter climbing calendar. The meet is based at the Carbost Inn and has done a huge amount to bring the … Continue reading

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Happy Days on Skye

On November 30, Mike Lates and Francis Blunt had a brilliant adventure on Skye. “Francis is on the night watchman scheme at Glenmore Lodge and he gave me quite an education on a hard new mixed line on Bealach Buttress, … Continue reading

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The Cuillin’s Black Cleft

Last Thursday (December 2), Guy Robertson and Greg Boswell made the first winter ascent of the Black Cleft on Skye. This well known winter objective lies on Bealach Buttress on Sgurr Mhic Choinnich in the Cuillin and gave a three star … Continue reading

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