Finlay Wild

Finlay Wild
Hill runner, mountaineer, skier
Supported by Norman Walsh Footwear and Mountain Equipment

Monday, 22 August 2016

Nevis Five Ridges Record

15th August 2016

A classic mountaineering link-up I have wanted to do for years, but never gotten around to (I've done each ridge several times, but never linked them together).

Really very enjoyable - such a lot of climbing!
Enjoyed on a lovely afternoon in August

From North Face Car Park
- up North East Buttress (standard route traversing in from the left to above First Platform)
- down Tower Ridge
- up Observatory Ridge
- down Ledge Route
- up Castle Ridge
- return to North Face Car Park

c. 2091m ascent
V. Diff climbing standard

Tower Ridge and Ledge Route seen from North East Buttress

On Castle Ridge

Tromso Skyrace

6th August 2016

4700m ascent
6hrs 55min

Third place (to Tom Owens and Jonathan Albon)

Amazing race, it had everything - technical terrain, fast runable stuff, and everything in between. An adventurous journey in awe inspiring terrain!
Great exploring in Tromso region afterwards - especially the ridge off the back of Store Blamen

See here for a flickr album of the trip:

Lightweight Alpinism

Trip with Tim Gomersall July 2016

13th July
Grand Paradiso (4061m) - West Flank (PD-)

5hrs 33m return from Pont

15th July
Rimpfischhorn (4199m) North Ridge 

11.5hrs including walking back to Saas Fe

16th July
To Dent Blanche Hut from Ferpecle


17th July
Dent Blanche (4357m) South Ridge (AD)

19th July
Midi to Kuffner Arete to Mt Maudit to Mt Blanc down Gouter route to Les Houches church

7hrs 57mins
Kuffner Route (D) (about 2hrs 20m from glacier to Mt Maudit summit)