Entries by Ken Applegate

West Coast by name but not restricted to.

On the 14th of March Mehmet guided a team of 4 up Ben Macdui. Below are some words from Mehmet Karatay. Chris, Christopher, Stuart and Tony are friends from Leeds. Chris wanted to introduce his friends to the delights of Scottish winter walking and to test his own boots and crampons out for an ascent […]

Minus 3 Gully & Gutless, Ben Nevis

We're back up at the CIC Hut for the week, running our second and final hut based climbing course of the season. With a deteriorating forecast, we made an early start and climbed Minus 3 Gully, which after the milder temperatures of yesterday, had refrozen well through the night. As we were abseiling down Slingsby's […]

Round up no 4

It’s been a little while since my last round up write up, I have been away on a course and life has been busy, the West Coast Team has also been busy and I have received a lot of pics to share with you. It would be a shame not to at least share the […]

Minus 2 Gully and North East Buttress

We're running our CIC Hut Climbing Week on Ben Nevis this week and have had three brilliant days so far. Due to the distribution of snow and associated avalanche hazards, we've been exploring the First Platform and Minus Face and racked up a far bit of mileage on the routes around there. The routes on […]

Our second team round up.

As many of you will know we have had challenging conditions over the past week or so, and many teams out and about. This winter season is proving now to be an excellent one with large amounts of snow and ice in many locations, and just goes to show “Ne’er cast a cloot till May […]