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The Resurrection

Back in February 2015 we stood at the bottom of the towering northeast face of Sgurr Mor. Conditions were excellent and the weather good. 'The Resurrection' is a route of alpine proportions and character. It's aesthetically appealing line takes you up through over 300m of snow and ice in an almost direct line finishing on the very summit of the mountain, the highest in the area. I first heard of the route some years ago at a talk by Martin Moran and it has had a growing appeal to me as a seeker of the esoteric in mountaineering. The proposition it offers, that of height, remoteness, seriousness as well as the character alighted to above, is relatively unique in Scotland in such abundant proportions. It is absolutely the kind of route that I covet.

That day the steep initial ice pitch repelled both my own and subsequently Russell's efforts and we were sent away to contemplate our failure. For what I could tell, on this occasion the mountain gods had not conspired agains…

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