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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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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Crowberry Ridge

Fiona, Mike (or? is it Alistair??) and I had a great day on Crowberry Ridge (direct route) – the Rannoch Wall was a bit damp in places, so we opted for this three-star classic with fantastic positions – introducing Fiona and Mike to the delights of multi-pitch trad and descending curved ridge. The only thing […]

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