/ NEWS AND ARTICLE: Flurry of winter desperates from Robertson
Read all the route details and commentary from Norrie Muir:
ARTICLE & PHOTO'S: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=827
Two IXs and three VIIIs or (one IX and four VIIIs according to Guy) in basically a single month is utterly outstanding, especially as guy has a full time job and a family. And the reason behind this manic activity? Guy's got another kiddie due in March, so he's getting in the routes before full time creche duty. :-)
I thought that Slochd Wall was on the side of Mitre Ridge on Beinn a Bhord? Unless there is another one of course.
A mighty impressive set of routes none-the-less.
Norrie hits the nail on the head with regard to the character of these routes and ascents - long, hard and very committing (both from a climbing and location point of view).
Bob: I'm not sure about that? - I am sure that some-one will tell us soon! I can update it if needed.
Erik: Thanks Erik, it's great that we can document this sort of thing. These routes will be going in the Winter Round-Up in a few months.
It's the only route of that name that I know, plus my Skye guide doesn't have any route listed by that name...
Don't mean to be picky, but why on Rocktalk forum?
Nice piece. I like how this has been put together. It is a nice understated article. This is real news for Scottish winter.
Anybody who has done anything in Scotland in Winter will be aware of how impressive these ascents are and how good the style of ascent was.
Climbing that hard in the Garbh Coire of Beinn a' Bhuird (shortest approach c.15km) is phenomenal.
Good article, I enjoyed this. Really inspirational and shows the rest of us how the REAL winter climbers spend their time in the hills!
> Don't mean to be picky, but why on Rocktalk forum?
All news reports have a associated thread on the RockTalk forum as it is the most popular forum.
Saying that, the News page is now getting 5,000 views a day.
We like to hit all bases and expose news reports, articles etc to as many people as we can.
Nice work; good to see these ascents getting the coverage they deserve, even although I'm sure that's not what motivated them.
Were you aware that you are attaining a certain sex symbol status with a lot of climbing ladies? It seems that the tops off climbing brigade are being trounced by some rather old fashioned british humour in dire circ's. Erm, you being in the latter category, tho am sure you look totally fab with your top off (jeez - did I really say that?!).
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