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Ben Hope & north ridge scramble

Splitboard & winter scramble

Ski Touring Easy

16 km
990 m
990 m
6-7 hrs
Low Point
15 m
High Point
925 m
Ben Hope & north ridge scramble Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be easy. It's remote, it features low exposure (e1) and is typically done between November and March. From a low point of 15 m to the maximum altitude of 925 m, the route covers 16 km, 990 vertical metres of ascent and 990 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 1.3 and Labande grade 2. You'll need skins, ice axe and crampons to complete it safely.


Easy day touring up Ben Hope. Better than the hiking path start as you can gain the ridge via a good track put in for hyrdo - and hopefully ride almost back to this point. This GPX continues along the north ridge to above the bad step - on foot with crampons, ice axe.



Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between November and March


  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons

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