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Scottish Winter Gallery

Summit of Ben Nevis

Visiting Japanese Climbers Hiroyoshi Manome and Katsutaka Yokoyama with Brits Pete Rollins and Rob Jarvis on the summit of Ben Nevis after an ascent of 'Albatross' on the BMC International Winter Climbing Meet

Grey Corries

Jenny & Sam enjoying fantastic winter conditions during a two day traverse of the Grey Corries, Aonachs, Carn Mor Dearg & Ben Nevis. Lochaber, Scottish Highlands.


Hiroyoshi Manome leading the Ben Nevis thin ice special, 'Albatross'. International Winter Meet in the Scottish Highlands.

Nevis Plateau

Late winter high on the Nevis Plateau with the hills of the Mamores and Glen Coe beyond. Scottish Highlands

Smith's Route

An atmospheric belay on the Ben Nevis Ice Classic, Smith's Route.

White Line

Jenny Pugh on the superb, long and mid-grade Ice Climb, 'The White Line' (III), Ben Nevis

Darth Vader

Martin Moran on the pumpy initial wall of 'Darth Vader' (VII,8), Ben Nevis

Winter 'Top-out'

Topping out on the Carn Mor Dearg Arete, Lochaber

Winter Mountaineering

Alice topping out on the fine winter scramble of the East Ridge of Carn Dear Mheadonach, Lochaber.

Cairngorm Plateau

Spin Drift over the Cairngorm Plateau sunset from the snow-hole door

Highland Moonscape

Moonshine over Stobe Coire Nan Lochain, Glencoe

Nevis Ice

Superb quality ice on 'Winter Cascade' (IV), Ben Nevis


The classic monster cornice which forms above Observatory Gully, Ben Nevis

White Magic

Nick Carter getting stuck in to 'White Magic' (VII,7) in Coire an-t-Sneachda, Northern Cairngoms

Curved Ridge

Curved Ridge, Glencoe in fine winter conditions.

Ski Mountaineering

Callum topping out on the Climbers Col on the East Face of Aonach Mor after another fine, steep ski descent.


Visiting Swedish climber on 'The Cascade', Ben Nevis during the International Winter Meet, 2007.

The Cascade

Mat Helliker Soloing on the superb Stag Rocks Ice-Fall, 'The Cascade', Northern Cairngorms

The Pumpkin

The fine grade V ice route 'Pumpkin', Inner Corrie, Creag Meagaidh

South Pipe Direct

Rob Jarvis setting off on the fine ice pitch out of the cave on South Pipe Direct, Creag Meagaidh

Creag Meagaidh Cave

Jenny enjoying the atmosopheric belay on 'South PIpe Direct, Creag Meagaidh

Cascade Right Hand

Rob leading the right hand side of the Cascade, 13/2/10

Cascade Right Hand

Jenny enjoying the butch first pitch of The Cascade Right Hand, Northern Cairngorms (13/2/10)

Ice Climbing School

James enjoying the fine cascade pitches in the Coire na Ciste 'gulches' on Ben Nevis 15/2/10

CIC Hut Crag

Tom & James's first ice climb, on the excellent short cascades above the CIC Hut, Ben Nevis

Tom Ice Climbing at Beinn Udlaidh


Catrin on Captain Hook, Beinn Udlaidh


Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe

Mid February tuesday afternoon heading in to Glencoe

Aonach Mor Ice

A fine slabby icy granite corner high on the East Face of Aonach Mor 17/2/10

Aonach Mor East Face

Deep snow and Cornices on the East Face of Aonach Mor

Central Buttress

Blair starting up Central Grooves, Glencoe 16/2/10

North Buttress, Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe, 18/2/10


James & Tom, North Buttress, Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe 18/2/10


CIC Hut Crag

Tom & James's first winter lead, CIC hut crag 19/2/10

CIC Hut Cascade, Ben Nevis

Donwan guiding the CIC Hut Crag cascade, 19/2/10

CIC Hut Cascade, Ben Nevis

Tom and James enjoy the steep and funky CIC Cascade pitch (V), 19/2/10

Carn Dearg North Wall Area of Ben Nevis

The impressive mixed ground taken by Blair and Iain's new route 'The Past is Close Behind'.... is just left of 'The Shroud', Ben Nevis, 19/2/10

(More details to follow....)

The Past is Close Behind, Topo


'The Past' Pitch 2

Iain starting the technical cracked walls of pitch 2. Photo: Blair Fyffe

'The Past' Pitch 2

Photo: Blair Fyffe

The Past is Close Behind, Pitch 3

Blair foraging for a hook, a hold, some turf, neve....something...moving right on the tough 3rd pitch. Photo: Blair Fyffe

Minus Face, Ben Nevis 23/2/2010


Point Five Gully, Ben Nevis 23/2/2010


Tower Scoop, Ben Nevis

Maxine enjoying the crux of Tower Scoop 23/2/2010

Tower Gully, Ben Nevis 23/2/2010


Ben Cruachan from Beinn Udlaidh


Stob Ban, North East Face 24/2/2010


Avalanche activity 24/2/2010, Stob Ban, Mamores


Avalanche activity, Stob Ban, Mamores

NW facing slope, 700m Lochaber

Rob Jarvis climbing 'Croc', Beinn Udlaidh 22/2/2010

Photo: Thanks to Joris

Ronan & Toby Winter Walking in the Mamores 27/2/2010


Grivel G12 Crampons on ice in Glen Nevis


Stu Ice Climbing in Glen Nevis 2/3/2010


Thin Ice Climbing in Glen Nevis 2/3/2010


Sam Bouldering with Axes on Beinn an Dothaidh


Beinn an Dothaidh Corrie, 3/3/2010


Stu and Sam on the North East Buttress of Ben Nevis 4/3/2010


Stu grapples with 'The Mantrap', Ben Nevis


Minus & Orion Faces from CIC Hut 4/3/2010


The Smirk, Beinn Udlaidh, 5/3/2010


The Smirk, Pitch 1, 5/3/2010


Beinn Udlaidh, Quartzvein Scoop Area 5/3/2010


New Route at Sgurr na Feartaig, NW Highlands 3/3/2010


Blair Fyffe on his new route at Sgurr na Feartaig, 3/3/2010


John getting to grips with Point Five Gully, Ben Nevis 8/3/2010


Point Five Gully, Ben Nevis. 'The Chimney Pitch' 8/3/2010


Orion Face, initial pitches 8/3/2010


Observatory Buttress, Ben Nevis, 8/3/2010


Organ Pipe Wall, Beinn Udlaidh 9/3/2010


John at the top of Vanishing Gully, Ben Nevis 10/3/10


Vanishing Gully, Ben Nevis 10/3/2010


Ledge Route, The Curtain & Carn Dearg Buttress, Ben Nevis 10/3/10


Crux Pitch of Vanishing Gully (V) Ben Nevis 10/3/10


John enjoying some good icy mixed climbing on the East Face of Aonach Mor 11/310


West Coast Top Out! Aonach Mor 11/3/10


Icy Mixed climbing on the East Face of Aonach Mor, 11/3/10

Photo: John Carney

John enjoying fine iced turf on Deep Cut Chimney, Glencoe 12/3/10


No. 6 Gully, W. Face of Aonach Dubh, 12/3/10


Church Door and Diamond Buttresses, Bidean Nam Bian, Glencoe 12/3/10


Jenny Pugh climbing 'The Cascade', Stag Rocks, Northern Cairngorms


Rob on the crux of -3 Gully (tricky for grade IV) 13/3/10


Minus & Orion Faces 13/3/10


-3 Gully, pitch 3, 13/3/10


Neil on the third belay of Minus Two Gully, Ben Nevis 14/3/10


The Devils Ridge

Sgurr a' Mhaim, Mamores, Lochaber 15/3/2010

Joe leading grade II ice on the CIC Hut Crag Cascades

Ben Nevis 17/3/10

Lost Valley Buttress, Glencoe 23/3/10


Glovers Chimney

Ben Nevis 25/3/2010

The Crux of Ledge Route (II)

Ben Nevis 25/3/2010

Aonach Mor, West Face 26/3/2010


Descending off Carn Mor Dearg

With the East Ridge of Carn Dearg Mheadonach on the right

From the North East Buttress to Hadrian's Wall, Ben Nevis 2/4/10


Hadrians Wall from Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis


Observatory Buttress, Ben Nevis 2/4/10


Kenny taking it all in on 'The Flight of the Condor', Indicator Wall, Ben Nevis 2/4/2010

Photo: Thanks to Blair Fyffe

Tower Gully, Ben Nevis 16/4/2010


Psychadelic Wall, Ben Nevis, 16/4/2010


Tower Scoop, Smiths Route, Ben Nevis, 16/4/2010


Observatory Ridge, Ben Nevis, 16/4/2010


Euan soloing Green Gully 18/4/2010


Sue and Gareth on the belay...

Green Gully, Ben Nevis 18/4/2010

Sue & Gareth on the Nevis Plateau 18/4/2010


Sue on the 3rd pitch, Green Gully, Ben Nevis 18/4/2010


Indicator Wall Right Hand, Ben Nevis, 19/4/2010


Gareth & Sue climbing the crux 3rd pitch of...

Indicator Wall Right Hand, Ben Nevis, 19/4/2010

Lochaber MRT, Rescue in Point Five Gully, Ben Nevis 19/4/2010


Point Five Gully, Ben Nevis

Lochaber MRT rescue, 19/4/2010

Gardyloo Buttress, Ben Nevis 21/4/10

Photo: Heike Puchan

Smith's Route Pitch 1, Ben Nevis 21/4/10

Photo: Heike Puchan

Michael enjoying the pristine snow...

East Ridge of Carn Mor Dearg, 24/4/2010

The North Face of Ben Nevis

Taken from the summit of Carn Mor Dearg 24/4/2010

Ice Cave Belay on....

South Pipe Direct, Creag Meagaidh, Scottish Highlands

Ice Climbing on the CIC Hut Crag Cascades, Ben Nevis

Scottish Grade II, 29/12/2010

Ordinary Route, Central Buttress, Stob Coire Nan Lochain, Glen Coe

Scottish Grade III mixed climbing in Glen Coe

Fluted Buttress Direct, Northern Cairngorms

Superb grade IV mixed climbing in Coire an-t-Sneachda, New Years Eve 2010