Winter Weekend Report

by UKC News Will W and Andy P established two possible new winter routes in Lochnagar on Saturday. There is a short report and photographs here. Pete MacPherson, Graeme Briffit and Mike Lates did the first winter ascent of Grand Dierdre Direct in Coire a Ghrunnda, Cuillin, Skye. This route is a VS summer route and the team thought VI,6 was a fair grade. Report with photographs at If you want to see some of this weekends action Jonathan Yates and David Hudson of have video of their ascents of Salamander (IV, 5) and Sneer III, in the Cairngormes. Sadly there was another fatality on Helvelyn this weekend. David Thomas Burke, 41, from Newcastle reportedly out walking with friends, fell down Number 2 Gully possibly knocked over by strong winds. There is much discussion about conditions and winter routes at´s Winter Climbing forum.