/ Why doesn't Ben Nevis have a No. 1 Gully?

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Hardonicus - on 12 Apr 2017
Well?

Unless good reason can be found otherwise I propose Point 5 is renamed No. 1 Gully to better harmonise the naming system to what would be a more aesthetically pleasing sequence of integers.
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Grahame N - on 12 Apr 2017
In reply to Hardonicus:

Tower Gully was originally named No. 1 Gully, but for some unknown reason (to me) a long time ago its name was changed.
I would be interested to know why.
m dunn - on 12 Apr 2017
In reply to Hardonicus:

Observatory Gully is Number 1 Gully.
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planetmarshall on 12 Apr 2017
In reply to Hardonicus:

There is, but the entrance is hidden. Rumour has it that if you find it, it leads directly into Andy Nisbet's head.
Mark Bannan - on 12 Apr 2017
In reply to Grahame N:

I thought Gardyloo Gully was the original No. 1 Gully.
hpil - on 12 Apr 2017
In reply to planetmarshall:

you have to run at it, shouting, and believing that it will open for you. It doesn't work for muggles.
pebbles - on 12 Apr 2017
In reply to Mark Bannan:
sounds more like a number two gully to me
Kevin Woods - on 12 Apr 2017
In reply to pebbles:

Ba dum tsch ;-)
Nath93 - on 12 Apr 2017
In reply to Mark Bannan:

I think Gardyloo was originally called Tin Can Shoot or something like that, because it was used to drop rubbish down from the old Observatory. At least that's what my little book I had about the Observatory told me, but I can't find it to back that up so I may be talking total rubbish!

Observatory Gully into Tower would make most sense in my mind as no.1 Gully on the Ben.
Michael Gordon - on 12 Apr 2017
In reply to Grahame N:

I imagine because Tower Gully is a better name
JimR - on 12 Apr 2017
In reply to Nath93:
> I think Gardyloo was originally called Tin Can Shoot or something like that, because it was used to drop rubbish down from the old Observatory. At least that's what my little book I had about the Observatory told me, but I can't find it to back that up so I may be talking total rubbish!Observatory Gully into Tower would make most sense in my mind as no.1 Gully on the Ben.

Gardyloo was the old cry in Edinburg when the contents of the chamber pot were chucked out the window, from the french gardez l'eau. Gardyloo gully was so called cos all the rubbish from the Observatory was chucked down there.
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Stuart the postie - on 12 Apr 2017
In reply to Hardonicus:
Everyone would naturaly assume No 1 Gully, would indeed be the best one to climb, that's the number 1 gully on The Ben!!

Therefor, Minus 2 should be No 1 Gully,
Vanishing - No 2
Zero - No 3

You would then have to continue up Tower Ridge anti clockwise, back down the Minus Face, round the back of CIC and back up....
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Tricadam on 12 Apr 2017
In reply to Stuart the postie:

> Everyone would naturaly assume No 1 Gully, would indeed be the best one to climb, that's the number 1 gully on The Ben!!Therefor, Minus 2 should be No 1 Gully, Vanishing - No 2, Zero - No 3

Minus 2 - agreed. Zero ahead of Point 5 though? Controversial!
Michael Gordon - on 13 Apr 2017
In reply to Tricadam:

and Vanishing ahead of Point Five? It's good, but a bit short in comparison.
Bwox - on 13 Apr 2017
In reply to planetmarshall:

> it leads directly into Andy Nisbet's head.

I think that got the most 'likes' I've ever seen in a UKC thread. Well done.
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planetmarshall on 13 Apr 2017
In reply to Bwox:

> I think that got the most 'likes' I've ever seen in a UKC thread. Well done.

Thanks, but not even close.
Mark Bannan - on 14 Apr 2017
In reply to JimR:

> Gardyloo was the old cry in Edinburg when the contents of the chamber pot were chucked out the window, from the french gardez l'eau.

If you were lucky! I believe a favourite trick was to empty the pot on someone and then shout "Gardyloo"!

M


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