Robbed of my sandwich: Finnisg-aig Falls, Aonach Mor

Yesterday was a bad day, a very bad day and for one reason…  Having only managed two bites out of my sandwich, the wind greedily whipped it away from under my nose.  The rest of the day was by and large very enjoyable, with again, some interesting climbing in another new locatio
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Plenty of Spindrift: Castle Ridge, Ben Nevis

Justin and I were back on Ben Nevis today (day 3 of his West Coast Mountain Guides course), and climbed Castle Ridge.  Despite it being a glorious and calm day at sea level, things up high were a little different, with fresh winds, and spindrift aplenty!  The winds were much more sout
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All the way: No.6 Gully, Aonach Dubh

I had climbed the Cold Climb route No.6 Gully, on Aonach Dubh, on Saturday, but the ice then was a bit cruddy in places, and needed a good freeze…  Well, it’s now frozen solid, and even better to climb!  I was out with Justin again, for West Coast Mountain Guides, and we l
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Curtain Rail with Ledge Route finish, Ben Nevis

Or should that be Ledge Route with Curtain Rail start?  Either way, Justin and I climbed Curtain Rail (IV,4*) and Ledge Route (II****) on Ben Nevis today.  Justin had a fair bit of alpine and uk mountaineering experience under his belt, so the aim of the day was to build on his experi
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No. 6 Gully, Aonach Dubh and Italian Climbs, Ben Nevis

Over the weekend, I have been out with Andrew, for Abacus Mountain Guides.  Andrew had been on a number of courses with ‘Mountain Craft’ a number of years ago, and was keen to get back into winter climbing and be guided whilst picking up a tip or two along the way. With a low freezing
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