That’s a wrap! The Gutter, Ben Nevis

It seems almost ironic that despite being plunged back into mid-winter overnight, today was my last day of work this winter season.  Still, all good things… Having been out quite a bit over the past few days, and having seen things close up yesterday, I made last minute plans wi
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One week late: Good Friday Climb, Ben Nevis

After climbing one of the closest routes to the car park on Ben Nevis yesterday, Paul and I thought we would go for the polar opposite today and head high into Observatory Gully and climb Good Friday Climb, one of the highest winter climbs on the mountain.  With the clear skies overni
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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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Not a bad first winter route: Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis

Yesterday, I was out with Jenny, Catherine, Tina, John & Margret, who have their sights set on the Classic Haute Route (Chamonix to Zermatt) later this year, and were after a day of skills in preparation.  We visited Aonach Mor and spent time focusing on movement skills both on an
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