MIC = WMCI?

Eh? Wondering how to navigate the change in award names? Following on from the change of name of the “Single Pitch Award” to “Rock Climbing Instructor”, the Mountaineering Instructor qualifications have changed their names to   Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor and  Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor   https://www.mountain-training.org/latest-news/mountaineering-instructor-qualifications-renamed   Any changes? Nope – still providing instruction, […]

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Winter Corrie

Cold and icy conditions in Winter Corrie – although the gully lines are thin.     Easy Gully buttress gave a straight forward ice route from the base of the corrie to the top. Although grade II in the guide book, it was a grade III climb with a steeper section in the middle. The […]

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Ewan Gully

  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 […]

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Once in 18 year climb…

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  […]

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