Entries by Ken Applegate

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 […]

Very snowy on Castle Ridge, Ben Nevis

Day 4 with Nick and Chris and we headed back up Ben Nevis with our sights set on Castle Ridge, which Nick has done before, but as a bare rock route. Today, conditions were at the opposite end of the spectrum with so much snow on the ridge, far more than I've ever encountered up […]