Ashworth and Blakemore Early Season Mixed

by Mick Ryan Sioux Wall Lakeland mixed-master Steve Ashworth and mountain guide Tim Blakemore made an ascent of Sioux Wall (VIII,8, 5 pitches), Ben Nevis, on November 23rd. Likely the third ascent of this route established by Andy Turner and Duncan Hodgson. They took advantage of a high pressure forecast and went to Ben Nevis looking for early season mixed conditions without disappointment. More reports and photos at Steve Ashworth´s www.mixedmaster.blogspot.com and this thread at UKClimbing.com started by Steve Ashworth.