NN1571 : Five Finger Gully

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Achriabhach, Highland, Great Britain

Five Finger Gully
Five Finger Gully
Notorious death trap on Ben Nevis. A slight miscalculation in following a bearing from the summit, and/or changing direction in the wrong place can lead to an easy descent of the upper slopes of this very steep corrie. Soon it turns to corniced crags and icefalls. Sadly features in the news every year.
Everyone knows about the big scary North Face, and the understandable desire to avoid its cornices can push folk off their bearings and into this trap.
The zig-zag course of the tourist path can be seen, uncomfortably close.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 16 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Monday, 24 March, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 154 710 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:47.6795N 5:1.3766W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 122 666
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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