Ewan Gully


We revisited Ben Hiant after another snowy spell over the Easter break.

There was plenty of firm, deep snow in places. So, we  climbed a gully line west of the NW ridge which I descended  on New Year’s Eve 2000 after the ascent of NW ridge.

The gully had less snow on it, but the turf was bomb hard and well frozen making a really satisfying grade 1 winter climb and a fantastic way to the top of this mini-mountain. Where the gully opened out, we moved left onto rock and up to the trig point.

A stunning day with stunning views. Since it’s never had an ascent – as far as I know –  we decided to call the gully “Ewan Gully”


We were back for lunch and by the next day all the snow had gone.

Topo – Left-hand line shows NW ridge; right hand line shows approach and line of Ewan Gully.

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