Here is a short video I made of a ski descent of Tower Gully on Scotland's highest peak Ben Nevis last June...
Hey guys, thanks for all the great feedback!! - Makes the time sat behind the computer editing all the more worthwhile knowing folks enjoyed it!!
To answer a couple of queries:
jeff2010: Climbing in our ski boots meant we had next to nothing in our packs on the way up (or down) - big weight saving! - Personally on 40 degree ground like that it doesn't make that much different (yes hiking boots would be lighter on the feet, but the weight of carrying the ski boots on your back would cancel that out...
crgildart: Summit is at 1340m (give or take a few), and the gully comes out not far from this on the summit plateau. Depending where you start you are either at approx 100m asl or 300m asl, so 1250 or 1050m vert (4000 feet/ 3000feet...). Definitely a spring/summer ski as can be very high avvy risk in winter + monster cornice, but even earlier in the season you'll probably be walking the first 200m vert. The gully itself is probably 600m vert, starting high 30s, then lots of 40, the last 200m is exposed above a 50m cliff, and kicks up to steady 45 degrees, with the top 5m very dependant on the state of the cornice...
Lots more to do round there as well if you ever find yourself in the neighbourhood...!
Oct 29, 2010
Saw this video in another thread here on Epic. First, welcome to our Forum. Secondly, enjoyed this video second time around as much as the first time. You guys made it look easy and looked like you were having fun. Steep and narrow. Great job. Like someone else has already said: I feel like I'm part Scottish.