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Photo Essay: On Winter Climbing In Scotland

Apr. 3rd 2014

Jon Walsh visited to the Scottish Highlands to sample their unique flavor of mixed climbing. In Scotland, the traditional approach to climbing is strongly maintained and the history of the climbs is well remembered. Modern ice climbing was developed here, and early prototypes by Yvon Chouinard and others were tested on the walls of Ben Nevis and surrounding area. These pictures embody Jon’s incredible trip and the masterful climbing that took place.

Jon Walsh climbs Craeg Meagaidh with accomplished climber Nick Bullock. (Photo: Nick Bullock)

Jon on Creag Meagaidh. It was the third ascent of Ekstacy VIII, 8, 250m. (Photo: Nick Bullock)

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Jon Walsh and Josh Wharton climb Robson’s Emperor Face in a weekend

Jun. 26th 2012

Jon Walsh and Josh Wharton, two of SCARPA’s athletes (rock and alpine), recently made a first one-day ascent of Mt. Robson via the Emperor Face and the route Infinite Patience. The project took them about 32 hours from Berg Lake to the parking lot and they used helicopter assistance to bypass the half-day approach to the north side. This was Walsh and Wharton’s first time climbing together. Jon Walsh reports on their trip:

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