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Meggy Magic

Posted by Rob on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Scotland Conditions 2011 

Creag Meagaidh today, Tuesday March 1st.

 

A team on the Pumpkin, but they backed off after first pitch as debris was falling on them from above and the ice wasn’t in that good conditon. There was a team on Diadem, hollow ice and selective axe placement.


Zac and his team did Diadem, myself and the team did Glass Slipper.  Great condition, ice was ok although a bit hollow in places, cornice was ok. Further right looked a bit more interesting though. Staghorn gully first ...


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Cairngorms and Glencoe - 28th February

Posted by Rob on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Scotland Conditions 2011 

Greetings jokers, smokers and midnight tokers – I’ve been out and about the last few days and here’s what I’ve seen and done.

Saturday was in Lochain in the Northern Corries, a few teams in there too on the following: Ventilater, Milky Way, Andromeda, Astroturfer, Central Crack Route, Ewen Buttress, and Savage Slit, all in good condition, but again with this mild patch we are about to have that could change. What was interesting was the gaping crack forming at the top of the great...


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Glencoe and the Ben - February 18th

Posted by Rob on Friday, February 18, 2011, In : Scotland Conditions 2011 

Greetings one and all, I’m back in Scotland again for a few weeks, here’s what we’ve been up to over the past few days .The weather and avo conditions have sort of played havoc with us this week, but Tim and Chris had the patience to put up with it, thanks guys.

Wednesday 16th Feb Aonach Eagach Ridge  Deep snow on most of it, approach was ok, no probs; the route itself went without hitch ,much frivolity amongst the 2 teams that were on it along with us. The viz was…..well not the...


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Cairngorms Routes Update 7th January 2011

Posted by Rob on Friday, January 7, 2011, In : Scotland Conditions 2011 

Cairngorms 7th Jan 2011.

Greetings one and all, just when you thought it was safe to go back into the mountains, I’m back......

Had a stroll into the Northen Corries today, quite busy up there, had to park in lower of the car parks, then get bus up to Coire Cas car park, mainly skiers I thought. The walk in wasn’t too bad, bit of a head wind slowed things down and had moved quite a bit of snow around, so the path wasn’t that obvious, the wind was about 15/20 mph which made it feel COO...


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