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Entries Tagged as 'Scottish Winter Training'

Turning around

February 9th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Objective: NC Gully **(II), Glen Coe Day 5 dawns and marks our final day on the winter mountaineering course.  Thoughts of blisters vanish with excitement as Clive arrives and announces that he thinks we are ready for something a bit tougher – we each trade in our walking ice axe for a pair of technical […]

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Ledge Route, Ben Nevis

February 8th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Objective: Ledge Route ***(II), Ben Nevis.  First ascent by an SMC party, Easter 1897. Day 4 and we head back to the CIC hut in high spirits as today we tackle the best route at its grade on The Ben.  On the path ahead we catch sight of a Ptarmigan – an odd little bird […]

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Aonach Mor

February 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Objective: Skills and practice day on Aonach Mor Today marks the half way point of our winter mountaineering course and promises to be an easier day than yesterday.  Today we focus on crossing ice, snow belaying and avalanche awareness. To make life easier we take the Gondola up the flanks of Aonach Mor.  Strapping on […]

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