Category Archives: Rock Climbing

Best combination of easier rock climbs.

What is your best combination of rock climbs in the easier grade! The book Classic Rock gives so many routes you can add together to make great days and memories. I feel that the 4 ridges on the Ben are … Continue reading

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The Maidens Whiten Head Sea stacks !

Access to the Stacs is by boat the East Stack and has a tricky landing. The photo is of a good pal Smudge Smith on the Maidens se stack. Smudge was the man who loves the Sea cliffs. Photo the … Continue reading

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Wreckers Slab – from the words of babes ?

My mate Pete Greening wrote this “While on holiday in Cornwall in Aug 2013 David Whalley (Heavy) enters into the spirit of things by doing his best impression of climber/surfer/visionary/Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, during an ascent of Wrecker’s Slab” I … Continue reading

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Garbh Bhein – Ardgour a sad tale.

As a Mountain Rescue Team Leader the worst thing that could happen is a Team member being badly injured or killed. I will admit it worried me a lot during my years as Team Leader and as a Party Leader. … Continue reading

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More on Big Boots on climbs some of the comments received.

These are just a few comments of Climbing in Big Boots some classics : Mark Hartree – Had some fun days in big boots. Slabs in Wales, ridges in Scotland, sea cliffs on Anglesey. (Dream of White Horses in plastics) … Continue reading

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Climbing in Big Boots and Wet rock!

It used to be a thing in RAF Mountain Rescue to be able to climb in Big Boots and then on wet rock. The quote is mainly in big boots and a hill bag they said it was “character building”! … Continue reading

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Why not have an adventure on the Munro’s via some cracking ridges ! Seana Bhraigh, Angels Ridge, Forcan Ridge on the Saddle and An Teallach.

The photo above is of the impressive ridge seen enclosing the opposite side of the Luchd Choire leading up to Creag an Duine makes a fine and challenging scramble, approached from the walkers car park (outside stalking season only) at … Continue reading

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End of a few days in Arran Cir Mhor via the Saddle and a “dook “ in Glen Rosa.

This was our last full day on Arran we were away early to Glen Rosa for a wander up Cir Mhor a grand hill from the Saddle. It was very warm and Glen Rosa means so much to both of … Continue reading

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The Fox of Glencoe the adventures of Hamish MacInnes a book by the Scottish Mountain Press.

It’s great to see that this long awaited book is coming out. I have my copy is ordered ! From Scottish Mountaineering Press “The Fox of Glencoe chronicles the adventures of the legendary Hamish MacInnes and his achievements in the … Continue reading

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Great days in the Cairngorms / Talisman Clean Sweep and Savage Slit. Plus a sandwich !

It’s a clear as yesterday! We were at the disco in Aviemore with the team it was a great night as they were (early 80’s ) Al Macleod wanted a big day on the rock and I was trying to … Continue reading

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