Mountain cragging: Centurion & The Magic Crack

I don’t think that Max and I could have started the rock climbing season with much more of a bang!  With the weather predicted to be as warm as the best of summer here in the Highlands, there seemed to be one logical place to go, and that was high up onto the mountain crags, fir
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Mountaineering skills in Glen Nevis

Today was the final of a two days skills course, working for West Coast Mountain Guides, with a team from Airbus, based in Chester.  There was the option of either heading up to Stob Coire Nan Lochan in Glencoe, with the possibility of an ascent of Broad Gully, or heading into Glen Ne
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Quiet in Coire Na Ciste: No. 4 Gully, Ben Nevis

Today I was working for West Coast Mountain Guides, with Adam, Alan, Nicole, Steve and Mark, all of whom work for Airbus down in Chester.  The catalyst for this trip is their line manager, Tom, who is a keen climber and mountaineer, and who seems to be very supportive towards members
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Alpine Ben Nevis: Tower Ridge

Today’s forecast was undoubtedly for the best weather of this year so far, so with limited choices for winter climbing on Ben Nevis,  Phil (my brother), John and I headed up to climb Tower Ridge.  Whilst gearing up at the base of East Gully of Douglas Gap we were joined by two o
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Double Scoop: Tower Scoop, Ben Nevis

I was out today with my brother and John, both of whom were keen to get onto something a little steeper than No. 2 Gully that they climbed on Monday.  With a steady thaw on-going, it made sense to head up Observatory Gully to see what was still left intact.   Two teams from Glenmore L
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