Scottish Winter and Peak District Sun

Last week I managed a trip up north for some winter climbing fun. Despite conditions not being perfect (bit warm) we still managed some good routes high on Ben Nevis. Here are a few photos:

Main pitch of Thompsons Route IV
Top of main long pitch on Comb Gully IV

One day we had a rest from doing the Ben Nevis north face walk in and headed up to Stob Corie nan Lochan in Glencoe and did Dorsal Arete in almost summer conditions!

Spring like view from top of Dorsal ArĂȘte II

Bit of a change of scene! - Chris on the classic Not to Be Taken Away at Stanage - thanks Amy for the photo

After getting back from Scotland I stayed a couple of nights with some friends in Manchester. On Sunday the weather was gorgeous. We managed to fit in a days bouldering at Stanage. I had never bouldered here before, it was great to tick off some classics.