Author Archives: Nick Bullock

Jam Crack Climbing Podcast.

In the style of Niall ‘Grimer’ Grimes podcasts, I thought I would just rush this blog post out without any credence to professionalism or accuracy. I suppose ever since first meeting Niall (and yes it was at Hen Cloud and … Continue reading

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Dorys Dancing. Bam Bam & Requiem for a Vampire.

In the past, I’ve written a lot about climbing on Craig Dorys. I love the place. It’s a relationship with complication though, because the climbing, at almost any level, is terrifying. UKC description of the rock type is ‘crumbly rubbish’, … Continue reading

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Dawn to Dusk to Dawn…

While Greg McInnes, (AKA Boswell) and I were at the Banff Centre November 2017 we were asked if we could give an interview about the bear attack, that would be edited and made into a short film including animated sequences. … Continue reading

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Modern Scottish Climbing Fables #4: Four, 4 star classics spell the end & an Alpinist Magazine podcast to boot.

My van is parked in a lay-by fifty metres before a bridge crossing the Kishorn River. To continue along the road, the Bealach na Bà, (Pass of the cattle), takes you to the wild, and almost deserted, Applecross Peninsular. I’m … Continue reading

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With arms like a doner kebab.

We both laughed because, well, because it was funny. “Can you imagine being a fly on the wall of everyone who has seen us climbing over the last two weeks?” Rich Kirby said. I leaned back, ignoring the slightly sour … Continue reading

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Tides: The first review from Dennis Gray on Footless Crow.

I wont be posting all reviews, but to get the ball rolling this is the first published on Footless Crow and written by Dennis Gray. As the book is not yet published its quite important to get the word out … Continue reading

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Modern Scottish climbing fables #3: Just because you share the same birthday as Jesus, doesn’t mean you can walk on water.

  I have walked the long and gently, uphill path to Beinn Eighe’s Triple Buttresses many times. I have plodded past the smooth rocks scattered randomly amongst the heather, and carefully hopped the stepping stones that lead to that wonderfully … Continue reading

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Modern Scottish winter climbing fables #2: Apples and pears. (Well, just pears really)

When I trained to be a PE Instructor, there were two phrases hammered home. The first was, Strength is admirable, but strength without skill is naught and the second was; An expert in one field is a beginner when trying … Continue reading

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Modern Scottish winter climbing fables #1: Bright red trousers.

I had once spent a weekend in the company of those shocking red trousers when alongside the owner and Guy Robertson we had climbed in the far Northwest. But today, it was early, and I didn’t make the connection, it … Continue reading

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Never forget the first time.

At the moment I’m winter climbing in Scotland, and after a couple of routes I thought it fitting in the run up to the publication of Tides (and being in Scotland), to include some writing that was first published in … Continue reading

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