On 12 January the Neil Gresham made the first ascent of The Tempest, M9 at Stob coire nan Lochan, near Glencoe, Scotland. The 30m route involves sustained, technical mixed climbing with marginal tool placements and, according to Gresham, a „spectacular finish up a thin ice smear“. Pre-equipped and practised for 3 days prior to a clean ascent. The Tempest is now the second hardest sport-style mixed route in Britain after Mark Garthwaite´s Logical Progression, M10. News courtesy of Planet Mountain