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Cruachan’s Century Repeated

Southern Highlands aficionado Stuart MacFarlane, together with Amy Goodill made the second ascent of Century (V,5) on Ben Cruachan on February 4. This three-pitch route is situated high up on the east face of Drochaid Ghlas. Being east facing it … Continue reading

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New Winter Season Underway

Winter has arrived on the Scottish mountains. Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry were first off the mark on Friday November 4 with an ascent of the classic Fingers Ridge in Coire an t-Sneachda. They were fortunate that it started to … Continue reading

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Busy in the Southern Highlands

It was busy on Thursday January 24 in the Southern Highlands. Davie Crawford, Jamie Bankhead and Graham Boistelle went up Beinn Ime and headed up to the buttress North of Fan Gully Buttress where they climbed Naebody’s Fault (IV,5), a … Continue reading

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Right-Angled Link Up

On January 13, Stuart McFarlane and Ian Dempster made a rare repeat (possible second ascent) of Right-Angled Groove on The Cobbler. (This difficult V,7 was first climbed in winter by the highly effective team of Rab Anderson and Rob Milne … Continue reading

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Echo Crack – First Winter Ascent

Conditions on Friday December 7 were challenging across the Scottish Highlands with deep snow making approaches to many cliffs difficult and potentially dangerous. Stuart McFarlane and John Williams seized the opportunity of the snowy conditions however, to make a brilliantly … Continue reading

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Going Gangnam Style on Beinn Ime

On Sunday December 2, Stuart McFarlane and Stuart Burns added a good five-pitch new route to Fan Gully Buttress on Beinn Ime. Gangnam Style (V,7) climbs the obvious hanging right-facing corner system to the left of Ben’s Fault. “I tried … Continue reading

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Braeriach Again

After last week’s thaw, most folk were fairly pessimistic about winter climbing this weekend, but with temperatures dropping during Saturday, there was clearly good winter climbing to be had. There were mixed views as to whether to east or west, … Continue reading

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Consolation Corner

Erick Baillot and Stuart McFarlane visited Beinn and Dothaidh on Sunday January 15. “Turf conditions were amazing and the cliff was icy,” Stuart told me. “Now all the main crag needs is a dump of snow!” But instead of climbing … Continue reading

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Hogwart’s Express – Second Ascent

On Sunday December 19, Stuart Burns, Erick Baillot and Stuart McFarlane, repeated Hogwart’s Express (VI,7) on The Brack. This fine looking route was first climbed by Andy Clarke and Frank Yeoman in January 2001, and is a very steep line … Continue reading

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Southern Highlands Update

On December 19, Andy Nisbet and Sonya McCallum visited the North Face of Stob Garbh on Beinn Laoigh (or Ben Lui as its often spelled), and climbed the crest of the buttress to the right of Garbh Couloir (a Grade … Continue reading

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