I was just wondering if you or anyone you know, might of happened to find a red north face mountain guide jacket when you were up at the north face today ? It was dropped below Smiths Route along with a screw gate and dmm wire both not to be found . Any help would be much appreciated and a bottle of something for any one who returns it !
Thanks a lot ,
Alaister Smith. Mob: 07525 169 386
I was speaking to a friend who suggested i should contact you regarding my lost axe. It is a DMM Rebel. Lost in Raeburn’s Gully on the Ben. Is it possible to put a post on your blog to this effect. I would be very grateful for any assistance you could give me.
For those of us (the majority) who were not throwing kit away on Ben Nevis today, it was a good day out! I was out training with members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors The plan was to find some locations which were suitable for training, whilst not necessarily climbing to the top of the mountain. The east flank of Tower Ridge just south of the Douglas Gap is good in this respect, as is the west flank. Some short mixed pitches lead to the ridge crest, followed by a short section of alpine style ‘moving together’ towards Douglas Gap. A short abseil into the gap and descent of the simple (grade I) East Gully eventually lead back to the foot of the Douglas Boulder. This area offers a feeling of exposure and commitment, whilst being fairly easy to descend from with care. The grade of the ground is never more than III. Today the snow and ice was in pretty good shape, although most of the day the cloud was down to around 900 metres.
The RAF were out training and had to pick up one unfortunate injured climber. Let’s all wish him well and thanks to the RAF Sea King and its crew. Where would we all be without them?