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Dave Barker


Winter Mountaineering Course and Ben Nevis Ascent

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Once we got to the base of the Nid Ridge and the slope angle increased we introduced the ice axe and explored how to use it to enhance our security on the steeper slopes. We continued up the slope experimenting with using both our boots and the axe to create suitable steps according to the angle and hardness of the snow. We also tried ascending few rocky steps to make things a bit more exciting.

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Ben Nevis in Winter March ’15

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A Winter ascent of Ben Nevis 1344m was a challenging undertaking for Samer and Ali (aka Bahraini Boys on the Ben). This is not to be compared to a summer ascent This Course is designed to give the guys necessary winter skills training to allow a safe ascent of the UK’s highest mountain in winter conditions!

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