Spring and Early Summer Climbing

Things are starting to return to normal. April, May and this month has seen me climbing at local Edinburgh venues, and also run a scrambling course. I’ve also been catching up with my CPD and refreshing my first-aid.   Blackford Quarry Traprain Law Corbies Crag Great Gully Buttress on Buchaille Etive Mor  

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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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