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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>Book Review: Skye Scrambles by Noel Williams

>I’ve just finished writing a book review for Mountaineering Council of Scotland’s quarterly publication, The Scottish Mountaineer. The Isle of Skye unquestionably boasts some of the finest scrambling and climbing opportunities in the UK, and for many mountaineers, the tra
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>Four days on Skye, including a Cuillin Ridge Traverse

> The northern Munros of the Black Cuillin It’s certainly been a busy few weeks, hence the lack of postings here, but my feet have finally touched the ground, so to speak, for a short while at least!  Friday the 17th June saw an early start with a drive to the ‘Misty
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