Minus Three Gully IV,5 into Platform Rib IV,4, Ben Nevis

Today I (Hannah) had the pleasure of heading out to climb on the Ben with Steve Holmes. We’d been debating for a few days about what to climb particularly as the first half of the week had a high avalanche risk. We settled on Minus Three Gully IV,5*** which compared to some othe
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CMD Arete and Ben Nevis – the Dutch invasion!

Today I (Hannah) was working with Kirkhope mountaineering and a strong team of 9 who arrived from Holland yesterday afternoon with a particular aim in mind – to summit Ben Nevis via a challenging route as part of a fund raising weekend for ‘Kika’ a dutch cancer resea
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Winter skills and a cosy snow hole in the Cairngorms

For the past 3 days I (Hannah) have been in the Cairngorms working for Peak Mounatineering with a group of adventurous folk from London who were keen to learn some winter skills and also experience snow holing! On Friday after a casual start we went to Coire na Ciste where there were
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2 New Routes + Summit & Neptune Gullies

Just a quick catch up from winter climbing over the past couple of day.  Firstly, two new routes that I’ve climbed recently have been confirmed as first ascents.  The first was Highway Robbery III on the north face of Aonach Beag, with Scott & Hannah.  We actually mistook it
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Mega Route X & The Chute, Ben Nevis

Does a day of winter climbing really get any better? I suggested to Ali last night that we should have a look at the very rarely formed and therefore even more rarely climbed ‘The Chute’, thinking that if it was ever going to be in, then now was the time.  It was in, and h
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