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Framing The North Face Of Ben Nevis | Nevis Faces

"This is a guy who can reach the locations where many others simply can’t..."

In this week’s episode of Nevis Faces, The Nevis Landscape Partnership take us along with Dave ‘Cubby’ Cuthbertson as he reveals his love for Ben Nevis.

Cubby is an IFMGA mountain guide who has used climbing experience to become one of the most respected outdoor photographers and videographers in Scotland. This is a guy who can reach the locations where many others simply can’t.

His career has allowed him to travel around the world, shooting in some of its most breathtaking locations. However, it’s Ben Nevis that he has the biggest affinity with, as the video below demonstrates. It’s a unique mountain in Cubby’s Eyes, with that rare combination of proximity to a busy town (Fort William), yet a north face that’s far enough ‘out there’ to sometimes feel like the wilds of Alaska. And he really knows how to capture that uniqueness.

“Being a climber and photographer, you know details of the mountain you’d never imagine. You’re not just seeing a shape or a mood, you’re seeing part of you in the mountain as well.”

Most outdoor enthusiasts will have read or at least watched the gripping story of Touching the Void, where Joe Simpson takes possibly the most famous fall in climbing history, and it was Cubby who was on hand to film the documentary. He even doubled as Joe Simpson himself as he reenacted the horrific crevasse fall moment for cameras.

Mountain guide, photographer, videographer and stunt man, Cubby always finds time for the Nevis ranges, take a watch…

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