Tom Ripley leading the first pitch of Zero Gully.
Zero Gully - V 4 *** - Ben Nevis. With William Sim and Will Ripley
First of 5 days on the Ben and very excited. Up at 5:00. Tony was late so didn't start as early as hoped. walked up to the orion face. Climbed Zero Gully an excellent route with good belays, a rareity for zero I'm told. I lead the first pitch, which was excellent and had a nice steep section. We then alternated pitch until the top easy bit, which I lead all of to save time. Met Tony on the top and had walked back. The Ben was very busy and there was stunning clear weather. Got back to OB and went out for fish and Chips in Fort William. We then packed up all our food and cobble for the next few days in very heavy bags. set alarm for 4:30. Bed at 11:00.