Mountaineering classics: Ledge Route & Golden Oldie

Over the past couple of days, I’ve been working for Hebridean Pursuits, and out with Shane and Tom, two Kiwis living in London.  They wanted to get stuck into some winter mountaineering routes that would challenge them, so plan a for Friday was No.2 Gully on Ben Nevis. However,
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Proper Scottish: Western Rib, Aonach Mor

Since my last blog, Fransisca and I have spent Thursday in Glen Nevis, looking at ropework, ascending fixed lines and abseiling in and around the Pinnacle Ridge area.  For someone who hasn’t rock climbed before, she picked the skills up quickly, which will prove beneficial for h
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A stunning weekend – winter skills and Ben Nevis

It’s been a stunning weekend up here in Lochaber everyone including myself (Hannah) have been walking around with a spring in our steps, enjoying the weather. I spent the weekend working for Maximum Adventure with Rick, Paul and Kevin. Day one was spent introducing the 3 chaps t
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Alpine on Daim Buttress, West Face Aonach Mor

Ryan and I enjoyed an alpine ascent of Daim Buttress on the West Face of Aonach Mor today.  Alpine in many ways: we moved together, throwing in the odd pitch for the steeper sections, and enjoyed several moments of clear skies and sunshine and even resorted to wearing sunglasses for m
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6 Star Day: Boomer’s Requiem & The Curtain, Ben Nevis

Both Han and I were on Ben Nevis today. I was with Jason, and we walked in with no definite plan, thinking we could just see which routes were free, and on seeing only one party making their way round the foot of Carn Dearg (they may have climbed The Shroud), we made a beeline for Boo
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