/ No4 Gully post ... where is it?
Deliberately removed and due to be replaced by a cairn: http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2012/06/01/new-cairns-will-mark-nevis-routes-as-abseil-posts-remove... .
> Deliberately removed and due to be replaced by a cairn: http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2012/06/01/new-cairns-will-mark-nevis-routes-as-abseil-posts-remove... .
Wrong posts, these are on CMD arete. The No 4 gully post was chucked down the gully earlier in the year, then reinstalled. I'd be very interested to know if it has been removed again.
The post was there on 18 March 2012. It was put into a cairn and slightly wobbly when pushed away from the gully but solid if pulled towards it.
'The marker 'flag' and pole at the top of No.4 Gully, a popular grade I descent route in winter, has been removed and is also going to be replaced with a two metre high navigation cairn. This work is also expected to be completed by the end of July'.
> Wrong posts, these are on CMD arete. The No 4 gully post was chucked down the gully earlier in the year, then reinstalled. I'd be very interested to know if it has been removed again.
Read to the end of the article: "The MCofS said the marker flag and pole at the top of Number 4 Gully, a popular grade 1 descent route in winter, has also been removed and will be replaced with a two-metre-high navigation cairn."
The pole was a really good navigational aid cum abseil anchor along with the corrugated steel bomb shelter next to it!
Sorry, weekend 9th March we were up there..no sign of the post! February was Glencoe my mistake! :-)
Two metres! Bloody hell - that's enormous. Why - its bigger then me....
Is the assumption that well over half of it will be permanently buried?
Are there plans for a sign saying 'I am the Number 4 Gully cairn' to be placed on it for the avoidance of confusion?
I don't know where the post is but a poster on another thread claims it to be at the base of No. 5 Gully. http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=508078
I actually saw it at the weekend.....
More from JMT: http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2012/06/05/trust-explains-reasons-for-removal-of-nevis-summit-posts .
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