/ Scotland winter guide book ??

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AndyE9 on 06 Nov 2012
Hi all

I am looking for a recommended guide book for winter climbing in scotland , we are going to be staying near ben nevis , so a good guide book for they area and close by..

Thanks
CMcBain - on 06 Nov 2012
In reply to AndyE9:

I quite like my 'Scottish Winter Climbs' guidebook, covers routes mostly in the low to mid-grades in a good selection of areas. Good descriptions, good topos and some inspiring pictures to get you psyched when flicking through it at home.

Unfortunately thats the only winter guidebook I own, so cant comment on any others
Michael Gordon - on 06 Nov 2012
In reply to AndyE9:

SMC Ben Nevis guide?
Mark Bull - on 06 Nov 2012
In reply to AndyE9:

Options are:
SMC Winter Climbs (selected routes for the whole of Scotland) http://www.smc.org.uk/Publications/Publications.php?ID=59
or
Cicerone Winter Climbs Ben Nevis and Glen Coe (comprehensive guide for the area) http://www.cicerone.co.uk/product/detail.cfm/book/620/title/winter-climbs-ben-nevis-and-glen-coe
or
SMC area guides (definitive guides including both summer and winter routes, but you would probably want both Ben Nevis and Glen Coe) http://www.smc.org.uk/Publications/Publications.php?ID=16 http://www.smc.org.uk/Publications/Publications.php?ID=19
AndyE9 on 07 Nov 2012
thanks guys
CurlyStevo - on 07 Nov 2012
In reply to AndyE9:
If you get the SMC winter climbs guide that should be enough to get you going and will tend to include a desent number of climbs in the honeypot areas that you are most likely to visit. Overtime you'll probably want to add to that with atleast the Ben Nevis and Cairngorm guides to give you more options.
Doug on 07 Nov 2012
In reply to AndyE9: If you buy Scottish Winter Climbs you have descriptions for wherever the conditions are best, if you buy, eg the Nevis guide, you'll have more routes but if conditions are terrible in the west but good in the east you'll probably end up buying another guide
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rockmonkey1 - on 07 Nov 2012
In reply to AndyE9: I would also recommend the SMC scottish winter climbs book its a great book and will get you away from the 'honeypot' areas if you want to avoid the masses!

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