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.
Part 2 - from July to December - of what happened in alpinism and climbing in 2012.
Part one of what happend, in alpinism and in climbing, in 2012. A summary, for obvious reason incomplete, of the climbs, the most beautiful achievements and also the most painful moments in 2012. In the hope that this résumé serves as a reminder and as a source on inspiration for the coming future.
On 29/11/2012 Greg Boswell and Adam Russell made the first ascent of Tomahawk Crack (VIII,9) on Ben Nevis in Scotland.
Video interview with emerging Scottish climber Greg Boswell.
The trailer of the first repeat of Don't Die of Ignorance, XI, 11 Ben Nevis carried out by Greg Boswell.
Greg Boswell and Charly Fritzer have repeated Illuminati, the difficult mixed route in Val Lunga, Dolomites, established by Albert Leichtfried.
Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold has repeated The Hurting XI 11 at Coire an t-Sneachda in Scotland.
On 29/01/2012 Greg Boswell and James Dunn made the coveted second ascent of Don't die of Ignorance, XI,11, Ben Nevis, Scotland.
During a week winter climbing in Scotland, Ines Papert and Charly Fritzer have established Triple X, VIII,8 on Ben Nevis and Bavarinthia IX, 9 at Coire an Lochain in the Cairngorms.
With the British Isles gripped by cold weather, the winter climbing season in Scotland is now in full swing.