Posts for category: Ice Climbing

Harrison’s And Spindrift

                    Today I was out with Lena on Ben Nevis. We got to the CIC, and the temperature was higher than we wanted. We thought about our list of possibilities for the day, and looked around seeing queues forming at the bottom of most of them […]...

Castle, Ledge, Curtain

                    Working for West Coast Mountain Guides with James and Nicola. We parked for Ben Nevis, and I don’t think I have ever seen so many cars in the North Face car park, or along both sides of the road leading to it – and this […]...

Twisting Gully

                    Yesterday I was out with Mark Hendry, joining him as he looked at some routes in Coire nan Lochan. Here are some photos from Twisting Gully. The conditions still seem to be good, but the rock was black without any riming on the main buttresses. […]...

Curtain, Waterfall

                  Today I teamed up with Mark Hendry to climb some fun ice on the Ben. Neither of us had managed to climb the Curtain this season, so today it was our turn. The climb is still in good condition, however it is unbelievably stepped and hooked, […]...

Twisting Gully

                  Today I met up with Paul and Guy at the Clachaig. They were looking for a revision for their winter climbing, and also a taste of what grade IV climbing might be like. We headed up into a busy Stob Coire nan Lochan. There were a […]...

Ice Factor For Sara And Gustav

              Sara and Gustav have been looking forward to visiting the Ice Factor since they planned their trip to Scotland. Sara bought her crampons a while ago, eagerly anticipating trying some steep ice climbing, so today was the day for a trip to the Ice Factor. We spent pretty […]...

Back To Ice Climbing

                    Hunter Mountaineering I was scheduled to do Ledge Route with Mike this weekend, but at the last minute we decided to go indoors and learn all about belaying and then go ice climbing – at the Ice Factor. We had the whole place to ourselves. […]...