Posts for category: Glen Nevis

Traverse Of Meall Cumhann

  Today with Steve we headed off to do the Traverse of Meall Cumhann. Steve has now done several Grade I scrambles, and even Curved Ridge at II/III (or Moderate), so we decided to do this great Grade II scramble today. Yesterday we had torrential rain all day, and the scramble was a waterfall as […]...

Skills In Glen Nevis

  Steve and I have a few days out together over the next week or so, but today he had to take care of a swollen ankle, so we needed an easy, non committing day – but still fun and developing his scrambling/mountaineering skill set. We chose Scimitar Ridge in Glen Nevis and during the […]...

Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace 2016

Saturday was the date for the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace 2016. Check out www.SKYLINESCOTLAND.com. “A variation of the classic ‘Ring of Steall’ ridge-walking route this 25km / 2,500m mountain race has spectacular views of Ben Nevis from the Mamores and includes short sections of easy scrambling.” I was fortunate to be working safety on […]...

Glen Nevis Climbing

Glen Nevis can be good for rock climbing, and sometimes it can be great. There are annual problems with climbing in the Glen which do cause problems every year (midges, ticks, horse flies, rain, cold, wind), but sometimes there are no problems at all – and it’s just heaven. Such was Monday with Anna rock […]...

Great Climbing Conditions In Polldubh

                    On Tuesday I was out climbing with Thomas again. We wanted to take advantage of the full day of dry, calm weather, so we went to Polldubh for easy access classic Glen Nevis rock climbing. To be honest, the conditions were perfect – dry rock […]...

Secretaries’ Direct And Super Direct

                    Today Lena and I got out to have a couple of climbs this afternoon in Glen Nevis, and fortunately we managed to finish just before the rain shower, later afternoon. We did Secretaries’ Direct and Secretaries’ Super Direct. Lena is enjoying her new shoes from […]...

Midged in Glen Nevis

                    Hunter Mountaineering – Private Guiding David and I had been checking the weather for the last week now, hoping that today would be dry enough to go climbing in Glen Nevis, Polldubh. A few days ago, I suggested it would be too wet, but as […]...

Dry Polldubh, Glen Nevis

                    Jagged Globe Courses and Private Guiding On Tuesday last week, day 2 of Davy’s course, we took advantage of the great dry weather again and went to Glen Nevis, Polldubh. The intention was to have a great day of climbing, various routes, but also to […]...

Cold & Almost Dry – Glen Nevis

                    On Saturday I was out climbing again with Davy. The weather was slightly different to Friday – it was much colder, and with a few cold showers of rain and sleet/hail. Davy wanted to spend the two days looking at moving his climbing from indoors […]...

Leading And Rescues

                    Today I was working for the UHI West Highland College, and I was out with Callum, Blair and Jordan from ATM2. They are working towards their SPA and they have already led several outdoor trad climbs. Today in the wet weather, with wet rock, we […]...

Polldubh In October

                    On Tuesday, I was again out with Danny and Jordan, who are on their ATCS Climbing course, which included the Foundation course last week. They wanted a little more guided climbing as well as continuing the process of learning to lead. We started on The […]...

Dry Rock Climbing In Polldubh

                    This week I’m working for ATCS and supporting Jamie Bankhead on his RSF course. We took the Infantry Soldiers to Glen Nevis, Polldubh for a quick afternoon on dry rock in warm temperatures. It’s middle October and we’re climbing in t-shirts – fantastic. We did […]...

Students Climbing In The Glen

                    On Wednesday I was out with the WHC students, Angus, Louise, Erik and Mairead. Developing them from last week, we wanted to develop their trad leading skill set. We used the morning to build them up for ‘simu-leading’ 3 Pines (S) at Polldubh. Everybody got […]...

College Season – Developing Leading

                    Last week I kicked off my Autumn season of working with the College (WHC, West Highland College, UHI, University of the Highlands and Islands). I was with Louise, Emily, Angus and Alex, working on ‘developing their leading’. The weather was terrific (as usual on the […]...

Sunny In Glen Nevis

                    Last week we had pretty great weather in Fort William, so I found myself climbing in Glen Nevis for 4 days – brilliant. These photos are from the last of those days on Sunday, with Lena. We went to Sheep Fank Wall – where I’d […]...

Glen Nevis – First Time On Rock

                  Hunter Mountaineering Easter Monday was also a day of great weather, although it was a little windy. However, the rock was dry and there were no midges so all was good. Sandra and Mats had a long day of travel so it wasn’t until about 2pm […]...

I Saw Some Midges Tonight!

                    Rain in the morning wasn’t a good start to the day, but then I did admin in the afternoon, shopping in late afternoon (bought this new top – above), then managed to get out into the Glen for a couple of hours in the evening […]...

More Rock

                    Another day of high temperatures – freezing levels above the summits – what are you going to do? I guess the answer is – go climb on dry rock, and let a little more snow melt. Glen Nevis – Scimitar Buttress...