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Three peaks 3: Snowdon.

14°C, N wind, expected strong at the top. Clear and sunny. Down to 3 of us. Chris dropped out with blisters caused by poor fitting boots. Again, I powered ahead on the up climb and lagged on the descents. Carl … Continue reading

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Three peaks 1: Ben Nevis.

14°C, moderate NNW breeze. Sunny. Straightforward climb to the top in perfect conditions. The top was busy, but not excessively crowded in my opinion. Some snow fields remain and the cornices were still large. An air rescue helicopter maneuvered below … Continue reading

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Sgurr Dearg and the In-Pinn.

15°C, light NNW breeze and clear, dry conditions. Chose a fairly short route up from Glen Brittle. Ian knew we’d find other groups up on the ridge waiting to climb the Pinn. He suggested that I climb in my approach … Continue reading

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Mountaineering, Skye

12°C, NE light breeze, lifting cloud. Today, we felt like proper mountaineers, not just hill walkers. Ian, the mountain guide we hired was brilliant. To made two munros, after ascending through An Dorus, a straightforward, if steep ascent. First, the … Continue reading

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Crafllyn site: Rhyd Ddu

16°C, clouding over. Rain in the west. Heading for Snowden. Left work early and aiming for a camp in the village. The plan is to meet Chris and Em in the early morning to climb Snowdon. We’re taking a route … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge.

4°C, sunny start and snow on summits. Hail and snow later. Diamond Challenge training hike. Climb the three peaks in Yorkshire under 12 hours. Started at Horton-in-Ribblesdale. It’s a very popular event this, the crowds were building when I got … Continue reading

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