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Nevis Failed Gully 5 just glad we turned back alive

Nevis Failed Gully 5 just glad we turned back alive


Postby Peter913 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:00 pm

Date walked: 16/09/2013

Time taken: 7 hours

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Hi

As the thread says we had a close encounter with death on nevis trying to climb ledge Route so was picked up by JIm Ramsay at 710 on a glorious morning that was looking good

we parked the car at the north face car park then headed up through the forest up to the CIC hut we then reevaluated and established gully 5 was the one in front so we headed up and by the time we started to enter the gully it started raining and the temperature started dropping there was one section Jim couldn't manage so he then found out this was the wrong route as we seen the real route and was slippy and was gleaming due to the wet we found it hard getting back down from the false route and rochs flying everywhere made us think TURN BACK TIME so we just headed back after a coffee reevaluating the circumstances we where in so turned the walk into admiring the north face of nevis rather than risking our lifes continuing on further to the unknown

images bellow

Sorry images are back to front in order

thanks for viewing and comments welcome

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Peter
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And best image of the day Moody nevis
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The CIC Hut
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My composed shot of Nevis North Face
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Jim after a coffee and a major comedown enjoying the scenery
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The proper route Glowing and slippy as F@@@ we said No Way check that drop 1 slip
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The death wrong route wee took
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1st Sighting of Gulay 5
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Ben Doraine Looking Nice
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Re: Nevis Failed Gully 5 just glad we turned back alive

Postby mrssanta » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:28 pm

Great pics, the gully will be there another day!
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Re: Nevis Failed Gully 5 just glad we turned back alive

Postby Peter913 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:45 pm

mrssanta wrote:Great pics, the gully will be there another day!



Many thanks yes it will hopefully in better weather

Peter
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Re: Nevis Failed Gully 5 just glad we turned back alive

Postby Stevoc1985 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:25 pm

Brilliant pics m8 fancy doing tht route myself sometime

after a bit more experience :D
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Re: Nevis Failed Gully 5 just glad we turned back alive

Postby Tomsie » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:49 pm

As they say the hills will always be there
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Re: Nevis Failed Gully 5 just glad we turned back alive

Postby Peter913 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:35 pm

Stevoc1985 wrote:Brilliant pics m8 fancy doing tht route myself sometime

after a bit more experience :D



many thanks for the reply Jim ramsay is thinking on giving this a 2nd bash next year now it will be

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Re: Nevis Failed Gully 5 just glad we turned back alive

Postby joekell » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:20 pm

great pics and great common sense we all take the wrong routes sometimes I have even took the wrong hill lol ,the mountain will be there tomorrow .
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