Late Summer

I’ve had busy August and September (so far!) working on Mountaineering Scotland Ready to Rock courses and also getting out climbing with various folk. I’ve been providing technical advice to various organisations I work for, and also working with South East Edinburgh Scouts as their mountain activities adviser, trainer and assessor. Some photos below!   […]

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New Year Scramble

Andrew and I headed up though a very, very wet Southern Highlands to a surprisingly dry but blustery Glencoe to climb Lagangarbh Butress on Buchaille Etive Mor. Freezing level was hovering around the summits with a dusting of fresh snow. We had one flurry of snow low down. Higher up the easy gully lines are complete […]

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Rannoch Wall

Lee, Andrew and I had a superb day’s cragging on the the Rannoch wall on Buchaille Etive Mor on Saturday. We climbed Grooved Arête, abseiled back down – an entertaining, 100+ metre abseil passing Agag’s Groove – then climbed Red Slab. A misty start gave way to a lovely, warm spring day.  

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Curved Ridge

Spent the day with the Scottish Widows’ Hillwalking Club bagging the Munros of Buchaille Etive Mor via Curved Ridge – nice and sunny on ascent but a few sharp showers on the ridge between the two Munros. Stephen, Alison, Stephen and I had the ridge to ourselves and we were surprised that we didn’t see […]

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With Glenn in the Glen

? A dry Glencoe let Glenn and I bag some quality mountain Very Severes – the Mappie on Gearr Aonach gave a steep, exposed route – but we were chased off by midgies. A classic Buchaille Etive Mor experience the next day – Rock Climb and Hangover gave two quality routes on the secluded central […]

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