Scottish Climbing Conditions Blog

Welcome to the West Coast Mountain Guides diary and conditions page, which is updated regularly throughout the year.  During the winter, there will be plenty of up-to-date information and reports regarding the latest mixed and ice climbing and mountaineering conditions in the Scottish Highlands, and in particular, on Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor and in Glencoe.  We’ll also be posting accounts of our latest trips, both work and play.

If you have any up-to-date conditions reports and photos that we can include in our blog, please drop us an email:
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Buachaille Etive Mor Adventures

Dave: Yesterday Jack and I met Greg, Ben, Eddie and Paul…
June 26, 2022/by Ken Applegate

Aonach Eagach never disappoints

Dave: Yesterday Jack and I were guiding returning guests…
June 25, 2022/by Ken Applegate

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Day 3 of Nick Cuillin Adventures

Dave: Today we completed…
June 21, 2022/by Ken Applegate

Nick has completed a Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Dave: Day 2 with Nick and he has successfully completed a…
June 20, 2022/by Ken Applegate

Day 1 Nick Gardner’s Greater Cuillin Traverse.

Dave: Success for day 1 now relaxing at the bivi on the…
June 19, 2022/by Ken Applegate

Great start to the season

Dave: May and June are often the busiest months on the Cuillin,…
June 18, 2022/by Ken Applegate

Too wet and too fast for pictures.

Dave: I was supposed to be traversing the Cuillin with James…
June 17, 2022/by Ken Applegate

Fairhead climbing meet

Dave: Ken, Myself and friends have just been way for a week…
June 12, 2022/by Ken Applegate

I’m more of a stalker than a poster these days, but today was one of the best da

I’m more of a stalker than a poster these days, but today…
June 7, 2022/by Ken Applegate

First Cuillin Traverse of the year

Dave: Last year was 100% success on all traverses and this…
May 18, 2022/by Ken Applegate

Beating the rain

Dave: Today was my first day with Nick Gardner and it was…
May 12, 2022/by Ken Applegate

The ever-changing Cuillin.

Dave: It’s been great to be back in the Cuillin sharing…
May 10, 2022/by Ken Applegate
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