Category Archives : Glencoe


Ben Nevis ice Climbing

West Highland Conditions

Stormy conditions encourage patience. Lighter northerly winds have reduced the rate of windslab forming on W through N to E facing slopes today. The high crags have been buried and hard to get to. Ben Nevis on Monday saw few parties venturing far above the Douglas Boulder. Huge depths of snow in the back corries […]


Adele Pennington ice climbing on Sgurr Finniskaig, Nevis Range, Fort William

West Highland Conditions

Was Steall as quiet yesterday?  Sgurr Finnisg-aig below Nevis Range. Easter Monday 2013.  Point Five finally empty after weeks of happy hooking. Gardyloo Buttress good for another month(?) with the fallen block chimney beyond the Tower’s Eastern Traverse completely buried. Maybe folks are tiring of such things? Why the early season hysteria if we’ve no […]