SW Ridge of Douglas Boulder, Ben Nevis, with Lochaber MRT

Today, I was working for Alpha Mountaineering, with Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team today, well, one of the team, Jonathan Hart who is also Chairman of the Mountain Rescue Commitee of Scotland.   The main purpose of today and the weekend is to take out a few members of the team who feel
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Skills and hills in Glencoe and the Mamores

For the past 2 days myself (Hannah) and Richard have been out and about in the Munros of Glencoe and the Mamores. Richard first sampled Scottish winter over 2 days last year and was keen to check he’d remembered everything he’d learnt as well as increase his skills base. T
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Mountaineering on School House Ridge, Glencoe

I was out today with Jackie and Mike, and we climbed the rather aesthetic School House Ridge, just above Ballachulish in Glencoe.  Today was my first time to climb the route, but it’s always struck me as a very striking ridge of uniform angle, which can be clearly seen from the
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6 Days, 6 Munros & a Snowhole: Mamores & NW Highlands

It’s been another busy spell, this time with a greater emphasis on mountaineering than climbing.  Last Saturday, I was working for my good friend, Scott (Kirkhope Mountaineering), and out with Jim & Kieran.  With the avalanche conditions showing there to be considerable hazard 360
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6 Days, 6 Routes, 12 Stars: NW Highlands & Glencoe

Sunday: Right End Buttress III,4*, Fuar ThollMonday: East Buttress IV,5***, Beinn Eighe Tuesday: Sinister Prong IV,5***, Liathach Wednesday: Cobolt Buttress IV,5***, Meall Gorm Thursday: Skills day Friday: 999 IV,5** & Zig-Zags Direct III, Gearr Aonach Above is a brief outline of
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