Entries by Ken Applegate

Plenty of snow on Western Rib, Aonach Mor

Sarah and I enjoyed a brilliant day on Western Rib on Aonach Mor today! The approach was fairly tough going and a fair bit of spindrift was pouring both down and back up the route at various times and along with full white-out conditions on the summit plateau, made for an atmospheric day. We still […]

West Coast Ridges

It's been a busy old week, as we kicked off our winter courses this week. I was out with our Winter Mountaineering Course and on Wednesday, we made an ascent of the East Ridge of Beinn a'Chaorainn, which after the dump of snow on Monday night, was in good condition. On Thursday, the team led […]

Wintry up high on Ben Nevis

Steven and I were out on Ledge Route on Ben Nevis today and despite the warmer temperatures of yesterday, there was still a fair bit of water ice on the upper reaches of Ledge Route and once on the plateau, there was plenty of ice and rime ice above 1200m. Indicator Wall is icing up […]