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Incredible Winter

On 10th January 2010 By

Truly incredible winter conditions started early in Wester Ross and hardly changed through to mid-January. This picture looks directly south into the sun just after the shortest day of 2009 just after Christmas. In the middle is An Teallach’s Sgurr Fiona with the pinnacled ridge running to the left and the Western ridge on […]

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Fresh Snow For Easter

On 9th April 2009 By

Whilst the crags on the coast were bathed in sunshine giving pleasant, dry rock climbing, challenging walking conditions were to be had yesterday 1000 meters up on An Teallach. Gair, David and Jonathon carefully negotiating the goat path below the famous Corrag Bhuidhe buttress on their way to Sgurr Fiona which is one of An […]

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Winter An Teallach

On 17th December 2008 By

As the cold snap continues, these pictures were taken on the same day from the summit ridge of An Teallach in early december on a mountain rescue training exercise. The lower picture was taken at about 10am when we were near the summit of Sail Liath (945m) looking south East. The Top picture is from […]

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Congratulations to Tim and Helen (pictured below) who were on their honeymoon last month when we went ventured onto one of Torridon’s most remote peaks – Beinn an Eoin. This picture was taken in the middle of November from the summit of in the heart of Torridon looking south. Beinn Alligin is on the […]

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Perfect Conditions

On 23rd April 2008 By

April has brought some of the best mountaineering and climbing conditions we’ve seen for a few years. The month started cold and dry with a few frosts down to sea level. As the days turned increasingly sunny, a sharp easterly breeze with very low humidity meant the North West Highlands had the best weather in […]

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Late Winter

On 14th April 2008 By

A very early Easter. Two weeks of bitterly cold northerly weather which has left the hills of Wester Ross plastered in snow. Forecast is for it to stay cold for a few more days. Views of Loch Toll an Lochain from the SE ridge of Bidean a’ Ghlas Thuill, the highest summit of An […]

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Shades of Grey

On 2nd January 2008 By

Although forecast for broken sunshine, December 29th brought a long spell of miserable horizontal hail and sleet. Winter days like this present their own challenges such as difficult navigation while staying out of the worst winds. For example, on Thursday Helen, Simon and Tom were undaunted by the early conditions and wanted to stick to […]

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Winter Solstice

On 23rd December 2007 By

Winter Solstice in the North West Hightlands was spectacular this year. Not a breath of wind, wall to wall sunshine and bitterly cold in the shade. It was a stunning end to a long, dry, cold and sunny spell of fantastic rock climbing weather. In the picture (which was taken at about 1pm on […]

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Wild conditions

On 2nd December 2007 By

This weekend saw some stormy cold weather sweep over the North West bringing some wild winter conditions to the higher tops. This picture, taken yesterday, is from the summit of Sgurr Fiona on An Teallach looking south to Gleann Na Muice.The strong south westerly brought significant snow showers that settled above 800 meters.

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