Crampons not required: Castle Ridge, Ben Nevis

When the weather is as good as it has been here in Lochaber over the past few days, I think that it’s one of the best places to be.  The variety of activities that can be done is almost endless, mountain biking, river kayaking, sea kayaking, backcountry skiing, winter climbing,
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Not a bad first winter route: Ledge Route, Ben Nevis

I was out again, introducing another climber to the wacky and rather addictive world of winter climbing, however, today, it was a 12 year old by the name of Matt.  Stewy, who has bags of experience had brought Matt, his son, along to hopefully share his passions for the Scottish mount
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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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Island Peak preparation weekend

This weekend, I was out with father and son team of Michael and Mark, who have their sights on Island Peak (6189m) in the Everest Region of Nepal later this year.  They were after two days of tuition in the mountaineering skills required, and whilst Island Peak is classified as a trek
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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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