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Ice climbing on Point Five Gully - a day to remember

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Uploaded on Apr 24, 2008

Point Five Gully on Ben Nevis is probably one of the most famous ice climbs, if not the most famous ice gully climb in the world.
The Scottish ice route on the north face of Ben Nevis (the UK's highest peak) was first climbed in 1959 over six days by Alexander, Clough, Pipes, and Shaw using fixed ropes and using wooden shafted ice axes to cut steps into the ice. It's the orginal benchmark Grade V to which all other routes are compared.
Fortunately in GOOD CONDITIONS nowadays with modern ice axes, crampons and ice screws it is considerably easier and a lot lot quicker to climb...!
Good late season snow ice conditions on the 21st of April 2008 provided an enjoyable ice climb for Ron Walker and Fi Chappell and the opportunity to film and produce this short climbing video.
More details and photos at http://talisman-activities.blogspot.c...
For winter ice climbing courses, guiding and the latest winter climbing conditions check out our Talisman Mountaineering blog at http://talisman-activities.blogspot.com/

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