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06.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Early climbing in slow Scottish winter

The winter mountaineering season in Scotland has begun in earnest with three notable ascents on Ben Nevis, Hell’s Lum Crag in the Cairngorms and at Beinn Heasgairnich in the Southern Highlands.

29.08.2017 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

Canada's Monarch Mountain SW Pillar first ascent by Simon Richardson and Michael Rinn

The trip report by Simon Richardson who from 4 - 6 August together with Michael Rinn made the first ascent of Game of Thrones (ED2, 1250m), the first route up the South-West Face of Monarch Mountain (3572m) in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia in Canada.

14.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Winter mountaineering in Scotland / Greg Boswell adds difficult new mixed climb to Cairngorms

On 08/02/2017 Greg Boswell and Scott Grosdanof made the first ascent of Intravenous Fly Trap, a difficult new mixed climb at Coire an Lochain in the Cairngorms, Scotland.

24.10.2016 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

British first ascents in South Georgia

On the remote island of South Georgia (Southern Atlantic Ocean) Stephen Venables, Skip Novak, Crag Jones, Henry Chaplin, David Lund and Simon Richardson climbed 8 mountains, including the first ascent of the spectacular Starbuck peak and the remote and difficult Mount Baume, one of the highest unclimbed peaks on the island.

03.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Diamond Ridge, new route up Grandes Jorasses SSE Face. Interview with Simon Richardson

Interview with Simon Richardson who, together with Michael Rinn, made the first ascent of Diamond Ridge (1600m, 5c, AO) from 28 - 30 July 2016. This new alpine climb breaches the SSE Face of Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc massif).

24.11.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Kishtwar and Chomochior, new climbs in the Himalaya by Kennedy, Novak, Pellissier and Prezelj

In October 2015 alpinists Hayden Kennedy (USA), Urban Novak (SLO), Manu Pellissier (FRA) and Marko Prezelj (SLO) made the first ascent of the East Face of Cerro Kishtwar (6173m), as well as climbing a new route up the South Ridge of Chomochior (6278m) in Indian Kashmir Himalayas.

16.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The Messiah climbed in winter by Boswell, Robertson and Hawthorn

On 02/02/2015 Greg Boswell, Uisdean Hawthorn and Guy Robertson made the first winter ascent of The Messiah on Beinn Bhan in Scotland. This is the third onsight ascent of a Scottish grade X route in a fortnight.

28.01.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson raise the bar with Range War in Scotland

At Creag an Dubh Loch in Scotland Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson made the first ascent, onsight, of Range War  X/10. This is only the second route of this difficulty to be ascended in this style, after their The Greatest Show on Earth at Cul Mor.

23.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Scottish winter climbing begins

The winter climbing season in Scotland has begun with three noteworthy ascent: the first winter ascent of Boggle of Beinn Eighe by Martin Moran and Robin Thomas and the first repeats of Tomahawk Crack on Ben Nevis (Will Sim and Andy Inglis) and Culloden on Creag an Dubh Loch (Guy Robertson and Greg Boswell).

10.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Difficult winter climb in Scotland by Isaksson and Zgraggen

On February 28 Olov Isaksson from Sweden and Karin Zgraggen from Switzerland made the first ascent of Eggäschpili (IX,9) on Stob Coire nan Lochan in Glen Coe, Scotland.

13.02.2014 by Tito Arosio in Alpinism

BMC International Winter Meet 2014, the report by Tito Arosio

Tito Arosio from Italy reports about the BMC International Winter Climbing Meet that took place in Scotland from 26 January to 2 February 2014.

22.01.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New winter climbs in Scotland

On 11 January four new routes were added to Creag an Dubh Loch in Scotland by Nick Bullock, Greg Boswell, Callum Johnson, Uisdean Hawthorn, Simon Richardson, Guy Robertson, Will Sim and Iain Small.

18.12.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Greg Boswell makes first winter ascent of The Demon in Scotland

On 7 December Greg Boswell made the first winter ascent of The Demon (IX, 9) at Coire an Lochain in the Northern Corries, Scotland.

18.03.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Important new winter additions to Ben Nevis

Two new winter climbs have been added to Ben Nevis in Scotland: Deadly Presence (VIII,7, Iain Small, Doug Hawthorn) and Shooting Star (VI,6, Robin Clothier, Richard Bentley).

12.02.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Superb new winter climbs in Scotland

A report of the recent new winter routes climbed in Scotland which include Shooting the Breeze (IX,8 Guy Robertson, Greg Boswell) and Immortal Memory (IX,9 Guy Robertson, Jason Currie) on Beinn Eighe, Vapourizer (VIII,8 Guy Robertson, Greg Boswell) on Creag an Dubh Loch, No Success Like Failure (IX,8 Simon Richardson, Iain Small) on Ben Nevis and Suspended Animation (VIII,9 Martin Moran, Pete Maccpherson) on Beinn Bhan.

06.12.2012 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Ben Nevis testpiece by Greg Boswell

On 29/11/2012 Greg Boswell and Adam Russell made the first ascent of Tomahawk Crack (VIII,9) on Ben Nevis in Scotland.

21.11.2011 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ben Nevis and the future of Number Four Gully marker

The aluminium marker at the top of Number Four Gully on Ben Nevis is being reviewed by the land owners, the John Muir Trust.

31.03.2011 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

Goodbye Doug Lang

Scottish climber Doug Lang died in avalanche in Corrie Fee on 18/03/2011 aged 69. Simon Richardson remembers the man who played a leading role in the Scottish mountainering for over 50 years.

10.02.2011 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Scottish winter climbing, hard repeats and first ascents

A series of hard repeats and first ascents on Ben Nevis, Coire an t-Sneachda and Lochnagar, including the second ascent of The Hurting (XI,11 Dave MacLeod, 2005) by Andy Turner.

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