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Mick Ryan

Trad climber
The Peaks
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 26, 2012 - 02:47am PT
Credit: Michael Meisl

I thought some of you may appreciate this: we follow two visiting Austrians' adventures in Scotland, as they learn about our ethics, weather and haggis.

There's a video too, as well as lots of eye-candy.


http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=4997

All the best,

Mick
Borut

climber
french, spider, cheater
Nov 26, 2012 - 03:44am PT
All the best, good men!
Thanks for sharing this. Einzigartiges klettern!

Great Scotland
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 26, 2012 - 07:21am PT
AWESOME!!

Thanks Mick!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 26, 2012 - 09:02am PT
Wow!!! What a cool report.....never have I had such cold looking images make my palms so sweaty.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
SLO, Ca
Nov 26, 2012 - 10:58am PT
Great video. Thanks!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 26, 2012 - 11:16am PT
never have I had such cold looking images make my palms so sweaty.


Heh heh, that's perfect.

Breasts for Mick! ( * )( * )

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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 26, 2012 - 11:20am PT
How can you have Scotland Badassery without Tom Patey?

Borut

climber
french, spider, cheater
Nov 27, 2012 - 03:25am PT
Bump!
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Nov 28, 2012 - 05:58am PT
Thanks for posting that cool video, Mick.

My only visits to Scotland have been through the writings of Patey, MacInnes, and the like. So, the video was an education in what “full on” conditions really look like. Quite impressive for those continental lads to pluck a new route, when I imagine it usually takes a while to get comfortable climbing on rime.

Quite an accomplishment just to film it in tough conditions.
Borut

climber
french, spider, cheater
Nov 28, 2012 - 06:27am PT
Quite impressive for those continental lads to pluck a new route, when I imagine it usually takes a while to get comfortable climbing on rime.
There's rime around, but you climb with tools, and mostly follow cracks, and ice and snow, same as on the continent.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Nov 28, 2012 - 06:32am PT
Let's hear for Scotland The Brave!


Here is a modern version by the Dropkick Murphy's
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:36am PT
Mick, now you have really pissed me off. Those pix/video are unfair.

For the past two years plus I have been wanting to get to Ben Nevis and Glen Coe for some ice, but Jennie's medical condition has prevented it.

I have the gear and even lined up a couple of partners a couple of times. And Dublin to Fort William (either Aer Lingus or bmi, and hire a car) or the car and ferry would suffice. But alas...

Now you torment me with eye candy and stories. You are a cruel boll*cks. ;-)

EDIT

And anyway, right now I do not even have the money to get to Holyhead on the ferry. Sigh...
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Nov 28, 2012 - 09:28am PT
excellent. great to learn a little, being that i am an ignorant american, about what winter climbing is like in scot.
Mick Ryan

Trad climber
The Peaks
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 30, 2012 - 04:42am PT
Conditions are starting to get good.....

The current spell of cold and snowy weather has resulted in some excellent ascents in Coire na Ciste on Ben Nevis. This corrie is ideally suited to early season mixed with routes mainly dependent on hooks and torques rather than frozen turf.......

.......The finest ascent of the week so far took place in Monday November 26 when Guy Robertson and Greg Boswell made the third ascent of The Knuckleduster (VIII,9) on Number Three Gully Buttress.

Keep your eye on.... http://www.scottishwinter.com/

and: http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Dec 6, 2012 - 03:50am PT
Hey Mick, if you are ever in Dublin, look me up. Dalkey Quarry is a five-minute walk from my front door.

Cheers

Patrick
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 12, 2013 - 03:25am PT
Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail: http://www.maltwhiskytrail.com/pages/view/the-trail

Speyside


Pictures from Scotland
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
May 12, 2013 - 07:06am PT
Great! Scotland is Free-zing!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 17, 2014 - 11:51am PT

Tommy: Doesn't it make you proud to be Scottish?
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: It's SH#TE being Scottish! We're the lowest of the low. The scum of the f*#king Earth! The most wretched miserable servile pathetic trash that was ever shat on civilization. Some people hate the English. I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are colonized by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to get colonized by. We're ruled by effete as#@&%es. It's a shite state of affairs to be in, Tommy, and all the fresh air in the world won't make any f*#king difference!

--Trainspotting

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 20, 2014 - 03:37pm PT

Avalanche forecasters Mark Diggins and Catherine Grindrod gather avala...
Avalanche forecasters Mark Diggins and Catherine Grindrod gather avalanche data and observations, Coire na Ciste, Cairngorm mountains of Scotland
Credit: Murdo Macleod
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 20, 2014 - 03:59pm PT
Thanks Mick. I went over in 1972....had just climbed the Salathe Wall but didn't have a lot of ice experience. My army buddy (who didn't climb much at all) and I did the first American ascent of Point 5 Gully which still had a big rep at the time.
We opened the door to the masses. When word got out that two inexperienced Yanks did it, the floodgates opened.
Loved everything about Scotland...the people, the greasy fish and chips, the scotch and, after awhile, even tolerated the vile weather. I could not, however, get behind haggis.
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