The Great Chimney

Classic route

Vertical Fever

Great conditions on Ben Nevis today. Surprisingly we seen just three other teams out on the hill, some aiming high in the Ciste, others choosing to climb lovely pitches of ice in Garadh Gully and even lower down in the gully beneath Fat Boy Slim. We have lost some of the low lying ice on the CIC Cascades and routes such as The Curtain however, ice routes high up are forming really well, some of which might be worth a punt in the near future.

Great conditions on The Ben Great conditions on The Ben today

Graeme and I had a plan to escape strong westerly winds by heading round into Observatory Gully, we choose right. The wind wasn’t howling as forecast which meant it was quite benign being sheltered by Tower Ridge, with nobody else around it felt so quiet for a Saturday on The Ben. We opted for The Great Chimney which as…

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After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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