Ice & Mixed Climbing Video: Petzl Ice Trip to Ben Nevis - Scotland

If there's one place on earth where climbers celebrate the arrival of the next snowstorm, it has to be Scotland. Each winter, pounded by the North Atlantic winds, the Scottish Highlands are plastered by a layer of snow and frost. A Petzl team made up of Martial Dumas, Ueli Steck, Yann Mimet, Mathieu Maynadier, Aljaz Anderle and Erwan Lelann and guided by local Andy Turner, made the obligatory pilgrimage to this temple of frozen ice and cold stone. This video has it all, including a rare sighting of the Loch Ness monster and a Ueli Steck flash (second ascent) of The Secret (X, 10) - the hardest route at the Ben.
 

Video The film

"IceTrip Scotland - Looking for Nessie" (25 min.)

 

Video The Team

Martial Dumas, Ueli Steck, Yann Mimet, Mathieu Maynadier, Aljaz Anderle, Erwan Lelann, Andy Turner and John Croxford.
Filmed by Bertrand Delapierre, Guillaume Broust, Erwan Lelann, Mathieu Maynadier, Yann Mimet and Loic Tonnot.
Photography by Tony Lamiche.

 

Solutions Petzl Petzl ice climbing gear

Petzl Charlet has a complete line of of gear for mountaineering and ice climbing. Below are some of the equipment used by the team:

Technical Advices Technical advice for mountaineering and ice climbing

Technical advices Ice climbing
Ice climbing
tech tips [.pdf]
Mountaineering technical advices
Mountaineering
tech tips [.pdf]
Technical advices multi pitch climbing
Multi-pitch climbing
tech tips [.pdf]

 
 

VideoTrip report and photos

To see a selection of photos from the trip to the Ben Nevis, read the trip report.

Ueli Steck The Secret
 

 
 

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