VIDEO & PHOTOS: Tower Ridge – Ben Nevis

Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis is perhaps the most famous of all the UK's winter routes and is a 'must do' for every winter climber.Here we celebrate the remarkable route with an excellent video guide from Alan Kimber and a selection of the hundreds of superb photos from the UKC User Galleries.From the UKC Logbook page for Tower Ridge:800m. Almost certainly the finest winter climb in the UK available to weekend warriors, and certainly the longest. Tower Ridge continues to fascinate and compel, with a magnificent mix of wall, ridge, and traverse lines taking the boldest classic alpine route almost to the very summit of Britain's highest mountain. The two crux pitches, the Eastern Traverse and the Tower Gap are formidable obstacles in any conditions, and many a party has been benighted attempting to solve their mysteries. On a ridge like this, route finding should be obvious, but in poor weather it can be a nightmare.FA. J.N.Collie, G.A.Sollie, J.Collier 30/Mar/1894VIDEO: Tower RidgeThis video was made by Alan Kimber of westcoast-mountainguidesUKC User Photo Gallery – Tower Ridge IV,3:

Eastern Traverse Tower Ridge© bryn
Two climbers finishing the top pitch of Tower Ridge© sgl0jd
Tower Ridge© Mike Pescod, Feb 2004
Climber on the Great Tower before tackling Tower gap© hwackerhage, Jan 2007
moving fast on Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis© Sean Kelly
Tower ridge finish in late season© hwackerhage, Mar 2007

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