- Hamish MacInnes
- 34 min
Three men set out to tackle the north face of Britain's highest mountain - Ben Nevis. Its Orion Face is 1,000 feet of almost sheer rock, heavily covered with ice and freezing snow. Ahead of them is two days of exhausting climbing up a route christened 'astronomy' with Hamish Maclnnes filming as he climbs. For them, the night is going to be just as tiring as the day - and even more bitterly cold. The most they can hope for is a tiny ledge halfway up, where they can sit till morning, huddled in a bivouac sack tied to the rock, with their feet dangling in space. It's a daunting challenge even for men who've been everywhere from the Eiger to Everest.
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