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North Face-Ben Nevis


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Live coverage of an attempt on two of the hardest ice routes on the mountain.
Climbers Joe Brown , Betsey Brantley ,
Murray Hamilton and Captain David Nicholls of the Royal Marines.
It's not impossible for small boys and fit grannies to reach the top of Britain's highest mountain, provided they do it in summer and take the path from the south. To the north are the country's mostformidable cliffs: 2,000 foot-high slabs of granite where modern ice climbing was developed in the 1930s. Lying directly in the path of the North Atlantic hurri. canes, the mountain in winter is scoured by 120 mph blizzards, avalanches and temperatures of below -30 centigrade. An Everest veteran, who survived a fall on the mountain, said, ' If you can climb safely on Ben Nevis in winter, you can climb anywhere in the world.' Commentators
Associate producer HAMISH MACINNIS Producer MICHAEL BEGG


Unknown: Joe Brown
Unknown: Betsey Brantley
Unknown: Murray Hamilton
Unknown: Captain David Nicholls
Unknown: Ben Nevis
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Hamish MacInnis
Producer: Michael Begg

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