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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If there is doubt, there is no doubt: No. 3 Gully Buttress, Ben Nevis

I can’t remember who once said that if there is doubt, then there is no doubt, it was either a wise man, or Chris Bryant, a friend of mine.  However, regardless of where I first heard it, I do like it, and it’s funny how phrases like this can sometimes be so relevant when
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Just brilliant: Ledge Route & CMD Arete, Ben Nevis

It’s been another brilliant day in the Outdoor Capital of the UK!  Today was day 1 of a winter mountaineering course with Nick, who has brought with him a fair bit of experience and plenty of enthusiasm for adventure.  Perfect!  Also perfect was the weather forecast for the day,
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Quiet in Coire na Ciste: Thompson’s Route, Ben Nevis

Over the past couple of days, Han and I have been working for Bigfoot Adventures on a graduate selection course for Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI).  The two days involved running various challenges during which the final 26 participants (of 800 initial applicants) we
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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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