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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East Ridge of North Buttress, Stob Ban

From one East Ridge to another, this time we stayed local, and ventured up the Allt Coire a’Mhusgain to climb the East Ridge of the North Buttress of Stob Ban (there’s a mouthful!). The thaw had continued through the night, so sticking to something east facing meant that t
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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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Winter Skills & Mountaineering in Lochaber

Bit of a backlog of blogs, so I’ll group them all together.  On Tuesday, I was co-instructing on a Winter Skills day, with Nick Cannon-Jones, for his company, More Than Mountains.  We were out with a small group from Vale Mountaineering Club, based down in Dorset, and with the g
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The definition of ‘adventure’: Aid climbing on Meall Cumhann

So far, I’ve enjoyed climbing in most of it’s forms, from alpine to bouldering, but until yesterday had never really experienced any aid climbing (asides from a weekend at Plas Y Brenin), so when Dave, a very good friend of mine, and with whom I had climbed Steeple and The
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