Category Archives: winter climbing

Cascade ice climbing: Rjukan 2014

  Each winter, Lakeland Ascents head out to Norway, to the small town of Rjukan for a week or so of cascade ice climbing on the 150 odd frozen waterfalls that can be found within a short distance of the … Continue reading

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Winter climbing: Ben Nevis, Douglas Boulder & Meggie

  We’ve been waiting patiently for conditions to settle down in Scotland and allow us to get on with our winter season. Apart from a day out with our client Avi, last Wednesday, we’ve been hibernating and studying the forecasts … Continue reading

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Guided winter climbing: Aonach Mor (Morwind) with Avi

  Today we took Avi winter climbing high on the East face of Aonach Mor to get out of the wind and look for a route to push his grade. We climbed Morwind (a hard III) in four pitches – Morwind … Continue reading

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Lake District winter conditions update – 04/01/2014

  Since before Christmas we’ve been battered by Atlantic low after Atlantic low, bringing gale force winds and heavy rain to most of the country. Above about 800m this rain has often fallen as snow which has done a reasonable … Continue reading

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Lake District winter conditions update – 20/12/2013

  Just a quick update on where we are with conditions here in the Lakes in the run up to the Christmas break. Unfortunately it isn’t good news. December’s mild weather stripped away any sign of early season winter pretty … Continue reading

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