Category Archives: winter climbing

Ice & winter climbing: Tower Ridge & Point 5 Gully

  This weekend, Paddy has been out on Ben Nevis leading a couple of days of guided ice climbing for returning clients Scott and Nick. Scott and Nick are already experienced winter climbers, but they wanted to push on and … Continue reading

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Winter mountaineering: School House Ridge

  What a difference a day makes! Today we could see stuff – wow! With a high avalanche forecast limiting options, we climbed School House Ridge on Sgorr Bhan, which is a great aesthetically pleasing ridge with some small sections … Continue reading

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Winter mountaineering: Beinn Bheag & Stob Mhic Mhartuin

  Our day winter mountaineering in Scotland mostly looked like this. 70mph gusts, near constant whiteout and waist deep snow. You know its epic when you’re counting your crawling, rather than your paces (no exaggeration!) Great weather for nav practice … Continue reading

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Ice & winter climbing: Window Gully, Great End

  Today we headed to Great End, planning on climbing the classic Cold Climbs grade IV Left Hand Groove. Unfortunately this, and most of the rest of the crag had suffered a fair at the hands of the thaw, so … Continue reading

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Ice & winter climbing: Helvellyn’s east face

  William joined us today for the first of 3 days of Lakes winter climbing. We headed onto Helvellyn’s NE face and climbed a great ice and gully line at around III. Despite the thaw, there is still plenty of … Continue reading

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