'The Scottish 'Alps'

‘The Scottish ‘Alps’

It was another amazing day to be mountaineering in the Scottish Highlands. Steve and Nick climbed Golden Oldy on the West Face of Aonach Mor. This classic grade II was to be Nick’s first proper winter mountaineering route. Conditions were perfect with lots of frozen turf, clear spikes for belays and even some ice to climb.

Dave took Gregor and Richard for an adventure on the Aonach Eagach and reported sun , firm snow, ice and no wind. This made for a perfect day along the ridge. The guys lead the first section themselves using mountaineering rope work before Dave lead them along the rest of the route.

Ken was out with Alex, Greg, Tobias and Jimmy. They climbed the lesser-travelled Ruth, a grade I+ gully on the West Face of Aonach Mor. This brilliant gully gave the team a chance to practice various snow belays in a quiet, yet stunning setting. Plenty of teams on the summit ribs, as well as one team who climbed Left Twin.

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