>Great ice on Comb Gully Buttress, Ben Nevis

> The initial icefall Given that the forecast for today was light rain, I thought it would be worth heading up high, to find some late season ice on Ben Nevis. My better half, Han, and I have not really had much opportunity to climb together this winter, as she has been very focused o
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>Potentially a new route: Mint Sauce E1 5c*, Glen Nevis

>Having enjoyed yesterdays session on Sheep Fank Wall in Glen Nevis, Alex and I decided to head back and climb some of the other routes up there.  The rock is clean and dries quickly, and although the routes are short, they’re quite technical, and on the whole, quite well p
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>Is that it for winter? Rock climbing in Glen Nevis

>I’m not writing winter off just yet, and with freezing levels below the summit of Ben Nevis tomorrow, it does look like the ice may hold out a little longer, but with a low pressure system tracking it’s way across the British Isle on Tuesday night, I thought that I would
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>Just hanging on in there: No. 3 Gully Buttress, Ben Nevis

>Day four out with the three from Sheffield.  With a good forecast, and not many other options, heading up high on Ben Nevis seemed to be the sensible choice, and ‘No. 3 Gully Buttress III’ high in Coire Na Ciste the most appropriate route.  The great thing about
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>On the sharp end: The Runnel, Cairngorms

>As Ben was moaning about blisters (they are pretty bad really, and he didn’t moan too much), and with a better forecast for the east, I decided that a trip to The Cairngorms would be more beneficial today.  The walk into Coire an t’Sneachda was quite easy going, and
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