Last route for 2011: Fatboy Slim, Ben Nevis

Today, Rich and I headed up to Ben Nevis with a reasonably open plan, as the past couple of days of fluctuating freezing levels, high winds and fresh snows would have again changed conditions on the mountain.  Despite a casual start (7:30am), we were the first on the mountain, which t
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2xIV,6: Honeypot and The Message, Cairngorms

Just back from another great day climbing, this time with my better half, Han.  Today, we opted for the longer drive, shorter walk-in of the Northern Corries.  Driving over from Fort William, we eventually shook the west coast rain off, and were greeted by a beautiful day over east, w
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First time on Carn Dearg: Route I with Direct Start, Ben Nevis

Today was my first time climbing on Carn Dearg Buttress on Ben Nevis.  I have ascended and descended Ledge Route, which sits above the main crag numerous times, but that’s not really true Carn Dearg. With the road closures on the A82, it was all very quiet as Scott and I made ou
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Windy over east: Pot of Gold, Cairngorms

I sometimes wonder whether Scott and I should just simply have a joint blog, as we’re forever climbing together and blogging about it! Anyway, back to today. After a tough walk-in to the Ben yesterday, today we decided to spend more time in the car and less walking in, so headed
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The Met Office were right! Jacknife, Ben Nevis

The Met Office predicted snow, particularly for the West Coast of Scotland, and they were absolutely right! Since last week, we’ve had snow down to sea level, and there’s more forecasted for this evening. Mountain Forecast – Ben Nevis 500m Scott and I decided that to
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