NC4750 : Approaching the 'Bad Step', north ridge of Ben Hope

taken 6 years ago, near to Ben Hope [hill or Mountain], Highland, Great Britain

Approaching the 'Bad Step', north ridge of Ben Hope
Approaching the 'Bad Step', north ridge of Ben Hope
The cloud has lifted allowing a view of this obstacle high on the north ridge of the mountain. The actual 'step' is the final steep rock wall directly above Ali. When I reached the foot of it, it looked alarmingly bold and difficult to me (speaking as a rock climber). It seemed more like a true rock climb than a scramble and harder than any of those I've done in the past. Any mistake on this 10m wall would probably be your last and the huge drop below would allow quite a few seconds to contemplate your predicament. I put my tail between my legs and slunk off after Ali into the gully below and left.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 30 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Uplands  Air, Sky, Weather  Moorland  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NC 4766 5055 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:25.0007N 4:36.5794W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NC 4769 5059
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Mountain Ridge  Rock Step  Scramble  Munro  Walker  Misty 

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