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Winter climbing and ice climbing courses across Scotland, Ben nevis, Glencoe and the Skye Cuillin ridge


Ben Nevis Winter climbing conditions

I will be running a separate page for winter conditions on Ben Nevis once the 2015 - 2016 season gets underway. It is under the Winter section of the website. The link is here BEN NEVIS CONDITIONS.

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This is where you can find some pictures and blogs of what I have been up to. I'm not the most avid blogger in the world!, but when the Winter comes there will be regular conditions updates for Ben nevis as well as a dedicated Ben Nevis conditions page this coming winter.



Category: Winter

Blair and myself walked up to the Hut to meet Robin this morning. Nice, as then we did not have to carry too much kit in. Now Robin is a good climber, but is a self confessed ice climbing maestro and well known for it, but we took him up some mixed today. Social in the hut and difficult to leave with Iain Small, Tony Stone, Simon and Helen et all sitting around having a cuppa. Eventually we wondered up towards No3 Gully and decided on Archangel on the Ciste. Iain and Tony set off up Arthur, a super impressive line (and probably the third ascent). Blair ran the first couple of pitches together. I swore up the next pitch to the large ledge and then
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Category: Winter

Headed East to a little known crag on the East side of the Cairngorms overlooking Strath Nethy. The theory was a super short walk in and a couple of shortish routes. Well, the walk in ain't that short (No shorter than the main fleshpots of the Norries!) but the routes are nice and short with good climbing. Armed with a tatty copy of Climber mag as a topo, (which got even tattier when Kenny dropped it down the route!) The West coast posse that headed in with Kenny Grant, Ken Applegate and Scott Kirkhope and myself. Was quite social in there with Mr Ettle and Lyall turning up as well as Di Gilbert and Derek.... Anyone else left! We headed for the classic, Anvil corner
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Category: Winter

The first winter route of the season was done in typical style on Saturday. i.e with good friends and some good craic. Nothing too hard but challenging enough for an opener. Di Gilbert, Robin Clothier and I went into Lochain in the Northern corries to climb
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