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Plenty of action! Glencoe, Ben Nevis & Beinn Dorain - There's no denying that this winter, we've been lucky to enjoy plenty of cold, clear days and yesterday was no exception.  However, the SE winds were due to be quite bracing at times, so seeking shelter seemed to be part of most teams' plans. For Ni...

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Daim Buttress & Turf Walk, Aonach Mor - Mark and I were both back on Aonach Mor today, and whilst we were able to catch the gondola up in the morning, wind stopped play at some point this afternoon. I was out with Keith and Nick, two regulars that can't get enough of the wild conditions th...

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More chimney action: The Guardian, Aonach Mor - Nick wanted  a slightly shorter day than yesterday, as had to get down to Glasgow this afternoon in order to catch an evening flight, so we settled for climbing on the East Face of Aonach Mor. [caption id="attachment_3272" align="aligncenter" wid...

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3* Climbing to Ourselves: Shelf Route - It's been another stunning winters day in the Scottish Highlands, with clear skies and cold temperatures. When it's like this, there's no where else I would rather be. I was out with one of my favourite regulars, Nick. Favourite because he has alway...

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Another fine day: Morwind, Aonach Mor - For Jess and Rich's final day, they wanted to climb something challenging, and with the need to get away fairly swiftly for their drive back to Yorkshire, we made use of the gondola at Nevis Range, and made our way up to the East Face of Aonach Mor. ...

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Great day on Curved Ridge, Glencoe -   Plan A for today had been Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis, but on seeing the avalanche forecast, which indicated that there would be a high avalanche hazard on NW-NE slopes above 900m, we decided to change plan, and headed to Glencoe instead, wher...

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Day of leading: Dorsal Arete, Glencoe - Jess and Rich are both great students to be out with. They are super enthusiastic, keen to learn and realise that the best way to develop is to step out of their comfort zone and to rise up to new challenges, which is what this week has been about so...

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Sticking to the ridges - With all the fresh snow that has recently fallen and blown about, Jess, Rich and I decided to make life easier for ourselves and stick to climbing ridges over the past two days. Yesterday, with a deterioration in the forecast for early afternoon, ...

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Eagle soaring over Stob Ban - For Nick and Allan's final day, we decided to play it safe after the rapid build up of fresh wind-blown snow over the past 24 hours, and headed to Stob Ban to climb the brilliant East Ridge of the North Buttress.  I was hoping to follow a trail thro...

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Finally, snow! Castle Ridge, Ben Nevis - Firstly, it has been snowing fairly constantly last night and through much of today, turning the hills white above 400m.  It's the dump of snow that we've definitely been missing recently. [caption id="attachment_3204" align="aligncenter" width="...
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