With its inspiring photography, the new guidebook Scottish Winter Climbs West paints the popular venues of the area in a flattering light. But there's far more to winter climbing in the west and southwest highlands than hotspots like The Ben and Glen Coe. Author Neil Adams introduces some less-travelled areas well worth seeking out.
A fantastic, colourful book. Compiling this Guide, Neil has done a remarkable job, enthusiastically gathering information, text, topos and pictures, over a large geographic area! It will broaden horizons, of seasoned activists for sure.....
Looking at those pictures make me want to see what I'd need to do to be able to teach in the Scottish system! Not sure exactly my family will make of the relocation plan though...
I can confirm that there is a new definitive Ben Nevis winter climbing guidebook in production, and that it will leave nothing to be desired
It'll hopefully be ready for next winter.
> I can confirm that there is a new definitive Ben Nevis winter climbing guidebook in production, and that it will leave nothing to be desired
> It'll hopefully be ready for next winter.
Is there any indication when the Winter climbs North will be available?
> Is there any indication when the Winter climbs North will be available?
Just to add a bit to what Rob said...
I took on writing SWCN part way through winter 20/21. That winter was covid disrupted and last winter was pretty mild. Through a combination of running around like a daft thing when there was snow and other people sending me photos I've got about 60% of the photos needed for topos. I'm hoping this winter will be a good one and that I can get a good chunk of the remaining photos but that's obviously uncertain. So at this point the publication date is largely in the lap of the weather gods.
If anyone is sitting on good crag shots or has a decent camera and a lot of time do please get in touch!