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Winter Climbs Ben Nevis and Glen Coe
Cicerone | Alpinismo | Mike Pescod | U.K. | 12/2010 | pages 384 | 11,6 x 17,2

Winter Climbs Ben Nevis and Glen Coe

Over 900 buttress, gully and ridge routes

Guidebook to the best winter climbing routes around Ben Nevis and Glen Coe, with nearly 1000 buttresses, ridges and gullies described, all illustrated with photo topos. The best routes and access points and a wide choice of options for all grades and types of climb. Scottish winter climbing on Ben Nevis, the peaks of Glen Coe and other mountains.
Seasons
from October to May with February and March offering the most reliable climbing and April the unique ice climbing that Ben Nevis is famed for
Centres
Fort William and Glen Coe on the west coast of Scotland
Difficulty
everything from first steps in grade I snow gullies to the hardest traditional winter climb in the world with information on how to judge the climbing conditions and choose the best route
Must See
from the classic climbs of Point Five Gully, the Aonach Eagach and Crowberry Gully to the modern masterpieces of The Secret and Anubis, on Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor and Beag, The Grey Coires and Mamores, Bidean nam Bian and Buachaille Etive Mor

List of diagrams           
Preface            
Introduction           
Climbing conditions            
Weather and avalanches            
Access rights            
Equipment and safety            
Using this guide            
Rescue facilities            
Amenities           

BEN NEVIS           
CENTRAL AREA           
Approaches for Ben Nevis            
Descents from Ben Nevis            
Ben Nevis – general topography

Climbs from Coire Leis            
Little Brenva Face           

Climbs from Observatory Gully            
The Minus Face            
The Orion Face            
Observatory Ridge            
Observatory Buttress            
Indicator Wall            
Gardyloo Buttress            
Tower Ridge – East Side            
Douglas Boulder           

Climbs from Coire na Ciste            
Tower Ridge – West Side            
The Upper Cascades            
The Comb            
Number Three Gully Buttress            
Creag Coire na Ciste            
The Trident Buttresses            
Carn Dearg Buttress            
Carn Dearg Summit Gullies           

Climbs from Castle Coire            
The Castle            
North Face of Castle Ridge           

‘A big ride’ by Dave Macleod            
OUTLYING AREAS            
Stob Ban            
Mullach nan Coirean           

Glen Nevis            
Five Finger Gully Area           

Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag             
Aonach Mor East Face – Coire an Lochain            
Aonach Mor West Face            
Sgurr Finnisg-aig – Allt na h-Aire cascade            
Aonach Beag North Face            
Aonach Beag West Face           

Stob Coire an Laoigh           

‘A long way down’ by Mike Pescod            
GLEN COE           
CENTRAL AREA           
Climbs from Coire nam Beith            
An-t-Sron            
Stob Coire nam Beith            
West Top of Bidean nam Bian           

Bidean nam Bian            
Diamond Buttress            
Collie’s Pinnacle            
Church Door Buttress           

Aonach Dubh            
West Face of Aonach Dubh            
North Face of Aonach Dubh            
East Face of Aonach Dubh           

Stob Coire nan Lochan            
West and North Faces of Gearr Aonach           

Climbs from Coire Gabhail            
East Face of Gearr Aonach            
Lost Valley Minor Buttress             
Lost Valley Buttress            
Beinn Fhada and Stob Coire Sgreamhach            
Lost Valley Ice Slabs            
North Face of Beinn Fhada           

Buachaille Etive Mor – Stob Dearg            
Stob Dearg from Glen Etive – South East Face            
Stob Dearg – North East Face – Lagangarbh approach             
Coire na Tulaich             
Stob Coire Altruim           

The Aonach Eagach            
Aonach Eagach – South Flank           

‘Haunt of the raven’ by Hamish MacInnes            
OUTLYING AREAS            
Beinn Fhionnlaidh           

Beinn a’Bheithir            
Sgorr Dhonuill           

Sgor na h-Ulaidh           

A’Chaillach South East Face           

Sron na Lairig           

Glen Etive            
Glen Ceitlein Slabs            
Beinn Trilleachan – Etive Slabs            
Ben Starav – Stob Choire Dheirg           

Stob a’Ghlais Choire           

Beinn Udlaidh           

Appendix A: Accommodation for climbers           
Appendix B: Index of routes

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