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Nail-biting images present dad precariously scaling slender ridge of Ben Nevis – with no ropes

NAIL-BITING images present a dad precariously scaling the slender ridge of the very best mountain in Britain – with no ropes.

Ben McKenna set off up Ben Nevis on Tuesday after assembly a father-son duo on a climb in Glen Coe the day earlier than, who had impressed him to tackle the problem.

The 30-year-old continues to be therapeutic from an ankle harm sustained in February however set off free-climbing the mountain, bringing nothing however a rucksack, a helmet, a drone and his daughter’s teddy bear.

The daredevil dad from Burnley, Lancashire powered up the mountain regardless of his harm and lack of security belt and harness, reaching the summit plateau of Nevis in just below three hours.

Unbelievable footage exhibits Ben, wearing climbing garments and an orange helmet, standing in a niche of the mountain as he controls a drone flying away from him.

The digicam zooms out to indicate the sheer scale of the mountain compared to Ben as he’s left dwarfed by the colossal crags and ridges.

The clip then cuts to Ben standing at an edge amidst fog because the air will get colder and wetter, earlier than a separate lower exhibits him reaching the summit of the mountain after a prolonged journey.

Separate nervy pictures present Ben standing on the slender rocky Tower Ridge with no ropes hooked up to him, simply inches away from a niche resulting in a sheer drop beneath.

In most of the images, Ben may be seen along with his daughter’s teddy bear, who got here alongside on the journey with him.

Pictured: Ben McKenna climbing the mountain. (C) Ben McKenna.

A closing picture following his conquering of the mountain exhibits Ben organising a framed picture of him and his daughter, Maya, on the summit alongside her teddy bear and a Scottish flag.

Ben took to social media on Tuesday, to share his unbelievable journey, writing: “Ben Nevis through Tower Ridge. 15.08.23.”

The publish acquired over 5,480 likes and greater than 530 feedback from customers left with vertigo at simply the sight of Ben’s journey.

David Dean wrote: “That’s a climb or a grade three scramble. I’m feeling wobbly simply this unbelievable image!”

Rena Iacobelli stated: “What an unbelievable picture. It does look a bit eerie although with all of the mist. A large nicely executed to you.”

Elaine Mcpherson commented: “I’d love to do this route – seems superb. Nicely executed, your pics and drone footage are unbelievable.”

Dave Black added: “Unbelievable mate. Good effort and a cracking video.”

The teddy and photograph of Ben and Maya.
Pictured: Ben’s picture and daughter Maya’s teddy bear on the summit. (C) Ben McKenna.

Chatting with Ben at the moment, he stated: “I used to be on Aonoch Eagach ridge after I met a man who climbed Tower Ridge the day earlier than along with his son.

“As soon as I bought again to my automotive, I made a decision that I used to be going to set off and do it the following day. I am going solo so much and benefit from the solitude it provides me.

“Through the climb, I needed to pause for 5 minutes in three or 4 locations to work out how I’m going to rise up.

“The largest problem I confronted was Tower Hole as I didn’t have ropes to make use of for security.

“I manoeuvred across the facet, holding on with each palms while decreasing my left foot to the rock above the sheer drop, so I knew I used to be safe.

Ben beat his own personal record
It took just below three hours for Ben to achieve the Tower Ridge. (C) Ben McKenna.

“After that, I might hear voices by means of mist and I knew I used to be shut.

“As soon as I climbed up the final part onto the highest on Ben Nevis, I felt such a way of feat and it actually is a day that I gained’t overlook.

“It made it a particular feeling because it was a really difficult route however I used to be 100% assured after I set off that day, I’d be standing on high of Ben Nevis with my little lady’s teddy in hand.

“I learn a quote: ‘Most individuals die at 25 however aren’t buried till 75’. It resonates with me since you ought to by no means cease loving life and going after issues that excite you.”