Entries by Ken Applegate

Skye season is underway

Some years, the transition from winter to summer seems to take a while, whereas others, it seems to happen almost overnight and this year is definitely one of the latter. The weather in the Highlands recently has been incredible, with wall-to-wall sunshine almost everyday. When it's like this, there really is no better place in […]

Great Winter Climbing Forecast

❄️The forecast for 30 March – 8 April must be one of the best looking periods for winter climbing this season❄️ We still have availability over the next couple of weeks, so if you’re not quite ready to hang up your crampons and ice axes this winter, get in touch!

Up Tower Ridge, Down Ledge Route

I was back on Ben Nevis today, this time with Stephen and Jardine. Fortunately, things have cooled down quite a bit since I was last up there, on Thursday and with a fresh dusting of snow, things were looking much more wintry. The old snow, which was saturated, has firmed up well, particularly above 900m. […]

Making the most of it on Ben Nevis

Yesterday, Phil took Diggy and Devon up Tower Ridge, whilst I was on Castle Ridge with Linnea and Andrew. Castle Ridge was covered in deep snow, and the first crux groove was only a couple of metres rather than its usual eight. We descended the northern flanks of Carn Dearg, which was very easy going, […]