Club Members in the News
Some proper mountaineering to report. Deeds of daring do were done last winter, and have now been duly recognised. There are 2 new winter routes in the Cairngorms by club members in the latest SMC Journal. I hope this doesn't infringe anyone's copyright, but Rab was so chuffed, we have to let everyone know ! (See below for legible versions of the text)
From Page 357
GLEN FESHIE, Creag an t-Sluic (NN 834 907):
Start at a long obvious gully at the right-hand side of the cliff at the lowest rocks.
1. 45m. Climb easily up the gully to a short
steepening. Climb this to a large sloping ledge below the steep icefall.
From Page 391
There were many fine additions throughout the
season, but in my view, the most interesting have a strong exploration focts.
John Lyall discovered a 100m. crag directly beneath the summit of Cam Dearg in
the Monadhliath. The cliff has five pillars separated by faults and John climbed
the major lines with the best being Soul Survivor (IV,4), the turfy fault
between the first and second pillars from the left, and Arctic Monkey (V,5), a
line up the fourth pillar. Across in the Cairngorms R. McMurray and C. McGregor
had a good find with the excellent Fifer's Fall (IV,4), a steep 70m. icefall on
the previously unclimbed Creag an't Sluic in Glen Feshie. McGregor also climbed
the ice line of Ramblerís Ruin (lII) at the right end of the crag. Farther
west, Donald King, Andy Turner, Mike Pescod and Mike Brownlow developed the
easterly corrie of Mullach nan Corean in the Mamores by adding a series of 80m.
routes with pride of place going to the excellent Kindergarten Corner (VII,8).