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Watch Bold Free-Solo Up Famous Icy Scottish North Face

A new video of a spring climb up one of the most famous big ice lines in the U.K.

Last March, Dave MacLeod had a great morning out on Ben Nevis soloing Orion Face Direct in perfect conditions. Brodie Hood went to film and MacLeod has now released this amazing short video of his climb.

Orion Face Direct is the classic mega line on the Ben, as it weaves its way up an imposing north face. While it’s not the most difficult, it is considered the must-climb. It was 1st climbed in 1960 and follows sometimes thin ice for 300 metres, and is often best in spring conditions.

Orion Face Free-Solo