Tag Archives: Stac Pollaidh

Coigach Twin Pack

Iain Young and John Higham made a couple of productive forays to Coigach in the Far North-West recently. Iain takes up the story: “I had missed out on the first cold spell in December and was beginning to worry that … Continue reading

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Coigach Weekend

“On February 25, John Higham and I headed for Coigach,” Iain Young writes. “The forecast and a dump of snow on the Wednesday that had closed the road according to friends we have in Achnahaird made it an obvious choice … Continue reading

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Stac Pollaidh’s North-West Corner Direct

Yesterday, (December 22), James Edwards and Roger Webb visited Stac Pollaidh. It was another bitterly cold day, and a temperature of -16C was recorded in the valley. They climbed the first two pitches of North-West Corner and then went straight … Continue reading

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Enigma Variations

Roger Webb and James Edwards braved the snow-strewn roads north of Ullapool on Sunday November 28 and made a winter ascent of the summer HVS Enigma Grooves on Stac Pollaidh. After a gruelling approach through thigh-deep snow, they followed the … Continue reading

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Stac Pollaidh’s Ghost Road

On Christmas Eve, Barry Middleton made the first winter ascent of The Ghost Road (VII,5) on the West Buttress of Stac Pollaidh. Barry initially thought he was climbing the Grade III Polly Fume, but unable to find any protection he … Continue reading

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