This week's Friday Night Video is a stunning short from Dave MacLeod. For some time, Dave has wanted to solo the Orion Face Direct (V,5) on Ben Nevis, which he describes as 'the closest thing we have in Scotland to a big alpine north face.' Watch Dave's memorable morning on the Ben in perfect conditions:
Lovely video. It brought back some memories. I soloed it more than 40 years ago in rather thinner conditions- the traverse out of the basin was coated in verglas and quite entertaining. Watching Dave's ascent reminded me how perfect Scottish climbing can be on the right day.
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