Eshaness Videos Summer vs Winter

Eshaness Videos Summer vs Winter 

Well I’ve finally got round to doing an edit of this summers Adventure Show filming of Al Whitworth and Desiree Wilson climbing at Eshaness Lighthouse. The video was part of the “Wild Weekend” feature for The Adventure Show. They had originally intended to film sea kayaking as well but the weather was against them for […]

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The Adventure Show (again)

The Adventure Show (again) 

Following on from the last episode, The Adventure Show feature Shetland again this week. This time the presenter, Desiree Wilson leads a climb back at Eshaness Lighthouse. This time conditions weren’t perfect and I’m pretty sure my battle with a stuck rope under a wet roof on second wasn’t filmed; somehow one half rope had […]

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Skaw Point – Crickies Chair

Skaw Point – Crickies Chair 

Article contributed by Ross It is a Friday evening in July and the weather forecast for Saturday isn’t looking that great.  A dry start, but a front forecast to come in from the north-west in the afternoon bringing rain and a stop to a great week of climbing. So we hatch a plan which requires […]

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The Adventure Show

The Adventure Show 

The BBC series The Adventure Show were up filming in Shetland this summer and the first episode to feature Shetland climbing is airing on Wednesday 8th October at 7pm on BBC2 Scotland. It will also hopefully be on iplayer. It’s an under-rated program that has actually been going for a while, in its 5th series. […]

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North Head Update

North Head Update 

Article contributed by Ross Looking down at the huge and overhung 45m corner in a large slot that cuts into the headland at North Head, I just knew that I’d have to come back and that it would have to be very soon to see if the line in the right hand corner would go. […]

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Bressay’s Immaculate Sandstone

Bressay’s Immaculate Sandstone 

Shetland is one of those places where you can openly tell people that you have found an awesome looking route and put the information out openly on the web and in the Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal and still go back and find the place unclimbed six years later. Sid and I made two visits to […]

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The Summer so far…

The Summer so far… 

It’s been a quiet period on SCi, and that usually means we’ve been out climbing loads! This summer has been the best for a while so far with calm seas and light winds meaning we’ve got out a lot. The sun has shone plenty too which always helps! There’s a bit too much going on […]

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Steep Sandstone and a piano

Steep Sandstone and a piano 

“I don’t suppose you fancy helping load a piano into a van at Sandwick early tomorrow before climbing?!” Al’s text lit up my phone at work on Friday—well, at least he was up for climbing! So Al, Ross and I found ourselves hefting a piano down a flight of stairs and into a van on […]

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Back to the South Gill

Back to the South Gill 

This week we’ve had some great weather but it’s usually been accompanied by strong easterly winds. These are the perfect conditions for the South Gill area where the crag is west facing and in 2 tiers. Climbing on the lower tier you can guarantee to be completely out of the wind, and if the sun […]

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Paddle & Climb

Paddle & Climb 

The sun is shining more and more at the moment so we took the bank holiday Sunday to head out. There was a bit of westerly swell running and a southerly breeze so finding a suitable crag was tricky as most crags we have face south or west! We eventually decided on Ronas Voe, a […]

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