Climbing on Liathach, Hell’s Lum & An Teallach in 3 days

On Tuesday, Victor, John and I ventured up to a new venue for me, the high corrie of Coire na Caime on Liathach.  The quickest approach involved a sea to summit ascent of Mullach nan Rathain before descending into Coire na Caime, which felt distinctly continental given the current wea
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The best route of it’s grade in the UK? Penguin Gully III,4, Beinn Dearg

For day two of  the Technical Climbing Course, for Moran Mountain, we stuck with the theme of going high, in search of ice in the deepest of gullies in the NW, we found ourselves walking into Beinn Dearg (just south of Ullapool) with an open mind.  On passing the lower crag of Diollai
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Pioneer Gully, Creag Coire an t-Slugain, Glen Shiel

Today was the first day of a Technical Winter Climbing Course for Martin Moran, and with the recent thaw, and continuing high freezing levels, I decided that a high north facing, snow holding corrie would yield the best climbing, so the less-frequented crag of Creag Coire an T-Slugain
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Mixed conditions in the NW Highlands: Intro Climbing Course

It’s been another great week in the NW Highlands working for Moran Mountain.  I was running an Introduction to Winter Climbing Course, with Ryan, Hannah and Alex.  Between the three of them, there was a good breadth of mountaineering experience, including sea-cliff climbing at G
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Twisting Grooves IV,5 Stob Coire nan Lochan

Written by Hannah Having seen the avalanche risk shoot up over 24 hours in Lochaber, today Dave and I decided we were due a climb in Stob Coire nan Lochan. Starting early with an aim to beat the crowds paid off and soon enough we found ourselves below SCNL in a corrie empty of people.
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