Keith McGregor - 140348

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Winter Climbing Record


Date : 17/02/2018

Grade : V

Grade : 5

Style : Alternate Lead

Type : Snow & Ice Climbing

Weather : Heavy snow - poor visibility

Wind : Gale force wind

Camping Type : Valley camp

Nights Camping : 2

Crag : Ben Nevis

Climb : Vanishing Gully

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High wins from the east (beast from the East) this was the only sheltered route. Nice to actually get deep in the cave. very testing, climbed as a 3.Abandoned the next day s attempt on the north face, walked in but thought better go it. Spent the rest of the day in there climbing wall.

Area : Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dearg

Ben Nevis is certainly the biggest and most famous winter climbing ground in Scotland, with something for everyone from the debutante to the most experienced and skilled. The almost alpine grandeur of the north face can, in a good winter, transform into a world where climbable snow-ice forms at almost every angle. It provides climbs suitable for any stage of the winter, from early season snowed-up rock climbs to late season ice wall specials. Also included here are the small number of winter climbing opportunities on the neighbouring Carn Mor Dearg.