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Conor74
2011-10-17 08:50:17
Big Gun and Howling Ridge...
First of all, I should say what an excellent pic by Jackill. So many pics I have seen of the Big Gun Ridge do not really take it in.

As for Big Gun v Howling, I should say Big Gun is not that hard. I think ridges like Faha Ridge up to Brandon are harder, as there are bands of rock to negotiate. It's very "airy", which of itself is no challenge except perhaps a psychologicical one. Was up Howling Ridge with Nathan Kingerlee earlier this year and the rock seem fairly solid, but the "airiness" is pretty incredible for a novice like me. Unlike Big Gun Ridge where you can clamber down to safety if you get knock kneed at any time, on Howling Ridge there is nowhere to go but keep pressing on, with drops on each side that were scary to me. And I guess there is always that huge sense of air behind you, you can't step back, there is a vast sky behind you, you can't move off it. Went up it with the idea that once I did it once, I could do it again on my own without ropes. I have heard of others doing it...but I wouldn't.
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