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The ACG/YAG winter meet was a great success with teams getting out on both days of the weekend. Mixed classics such as North Buttress on the Buachaille, Neanderthal in the Lost Valley, Chimney Route, Original Route, Scabbard Chimney, Crest Climb on Stob Coire, Flake Route and Crypt Route on Church Door Buttress and Cutlass on the Ben were climbed.

The format of the weekend was to climb with someone you had not climbed with before who was a similar standard. On Saturday evening over a communal meal of Bangers and Mash, Mike Peascod the Fort William Mountain Guide did a brilliant talk on the joys of Scottish Winter that was very well received.

Tim Millar tunneling through Crypt Route. (Photo by Tim Oliver)

Tim Millar on Neanderthal (VII)  in the Lost Valley. (Photo by Tim Oliver)