We revisited Ben Hiant after another snowy spell over the Easter break. There was plenty of firm, deep snow in places. So, we climbed a gully line west of the NW ridge which I descended on New Year’s Eve 2000 after the ascent of NW ridge. The gully had less snow on it, but […]Read more "Ewan Gully"
You don’t often get enough snow in Ardnamurchan for Winter climbing, but we had a few cold, snowy days with snow right down to sea level. This allowed me to get back onto Ben Hiant with my ice axe for the first time in over 18 years – the last time being New Year 2000-2001 […]Read more "Once in 18 year climb…"
Andrew and I were going to drive up to climb on Creagan cha-no in the Northern Cairngorm but couldn’t face another hour’s drive when we got to Drumochter so we decided to visit Coire Creagach. We had a great day on some short but fun turfy icy lines. We managed to find the chock […]Read more "Coire Creagach"
Barry wanted to get some climbs in for his Winter Mountain Leader award, so on reading the forecast for South westerly winds and overnight snow we headed to Cam Chreags on Meall Tarmachan hoping this venue wouldn’t be loaded with fresh snow and dangerous to climb. There was plenty of fresh snow, but the […]Read more "Cam Chreags"
Staff training last night at EICA – Stuart and I climbed Shoskred – We broke it down into four short pitches looking at making anchors and belaying and multi pitch climbing. Lovely mild evening – we topped out just as the sun was setting. Topo from http://www.scottishclimbs.com/wiki/Ratho_QuarryRead more "Ratho Quarry"