2020 Summer

The following is a rolling list of climbs etc that I’ve done this season.

April to June 2020 has been spent on my 30′ ‘Half Ton’ Swedish racing yacht ‘Marin’. I sailed it from Ardfern to the Kyle of Lochalsh in Scotland where its mooring is. I then spent a period of time exploring the local area for anchorages and potential climbing venues. I will be spending the Spring of 2021 among Skye and the Hebridean islands so if you wish to go exploratory climbing or hill walking get in touch.


Midi – Plan Traverse AD

Allain – Leininger route (the North Face) on the Petit Dru TD (one of the 6 ‘Classic North Faces)

Nabot Leon, West Pillar of the Blaitiere 5C

Voie des Dalles, Aiguille du Pouce, TD


Col d’Entreves F

Aiguille Marbrees PD

Arete Laurent F

Traverse of the Monte Rosa tops PD, Pyramid Vincent 4215m, Ludwigshoe 4341m, Parrotspitze 4432m, Zumsteinspitze 4563m and Punta Gnifetti 4554m (Margherita Hut)

Via Ferrata training with the British mountain Guides at Nax and Saillon in the Rhone valley

Traverse of the Perrons, AD (BMG Alpine Training Course)

SW Ridge of L’Eveque, AD, Valais Alps (BMG Alpine Training Course)

Traverse of Mont Blanc de Cheilon AD (BMG Alpine Training Course)

South Ridge of Montagne des Agneaux AD- (Parc National des Ecrins)

Roche Faurio PD (Parc National des Ecrins)

Curaçao TD+ and Les Violons Tziganes TD- on the Tour des Crochues

2 days training on glacial and ridge terrain for the aspirants of the Alpine Club


Climbing and mountaineering on the Isle of Skye and Raasay including Suidhe Biorach (Elgol), Beinn na h-Iolaire and Sgurr nan Gall (Raasay) and Pinnacle Ridge on Sgurr nan Gillean (and Am Bhasteir) – a lot of mixed weather and an aborted attempt at 2 new lines on the Crowlin Islands.

Pillar CAP (6A) at the Pontese Refuge

Roadside climbing in Valle delle Orco

Attempt on the South face route of Monte Viso turning around above the Bivouac Andreotti due to the effects of suspect Minestrone soup!

Costa Granda 6A and Via Centrale 5C at the Quitino Sella Rifugio

Roadside climbing at Montestrutto, Aosta Valley

Ski tour in the Vallee Blanche – unusual for September

Tim Blakemore Mountain Guide abseiling from the Grand Dru, Chamonix

Tim Blakemore Mountain Guide abseiling from the Grand Dru, Chamonix

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