Nice day on Ordinary Route, SCNL, Glencoe

Just back in from a great day out with two very enthusiastic lads, Dave & Will.  They were keen to get a jump start to their week of winter climbing (looks like they’ve picked a good week), and so having climbed a bit in the past, wanted to push their grade, and pick up a fe
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Christmas Comes Early: Winter Cuillin Traverse, Skye.

A good friend of mine once said that he regarded every winter climb as a privilege, something not to be taken for granted, and certainly not guaranteed until safely off the hill, and to me these wise words make absolute sense.  ‘Lining up your ducks’ i.e. having the right
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The other Applegate was up on Skye, to mark Mammut’s 150th year anniversary

James Turnbull and Phil Applegate headed to Skye for a race along Britain’s most famous mountain ridge, and still manage to find time to climb at several crags. Click below to read Phil’s account of their action packed few days and find out who won the Mammut sponsored Rac
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My feet have barely touched the ground since moving to the Lakes!

Busy is an understatement.  This of course is no bad thing really, but it has meant that I’ve not really had the opportunity to sit down and update this blog over the past couple of weeks.  I’ve since moved to Penrith in the Lake District, with the intention of rock climbi
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>Two rounds of the Inn Pinn, Black Cuillin, Skye

>The Black Cuillin of Skye has to be one of the finest mountaineering playgrounds in the UK, if not the best, so I jumped at the opportunity to guide the most technical of all the Munros, The Inaccessible Pinnacle, or the Inn Pinn for short.  I was working for Martin Moran, and g
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