If there is one put on earth where climbers commemorate the arrival of the next snowstorm, it needs to be Scotland. Each winter season, pounded by the North Atlantic winds, the Scottish Highlands are covered by a layer of snow and frost at the grace of climate condition. Here, winter climbing has existed for more than a century, and the smell of experience is as authentic as the whisky borne of the regional peat. Climbing up is done from the ground up, without bolts, and generally onsight. An introduction to the extremely modern ethics of Scottish combined climbing. It's in those condition that Ueli Steck flashed "the secret" (X, 10), the hardest climb in Ben Nevis.
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