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By kind permission of Joyce Clode

The Joyce Clode Collection (1)

Refuelling near   the Styhead  stretcher box.

Expedition to climb the Napes Needle

  About to set off,   with Peter Leigh   ready to strike the paparazzi with       that pole !

 A power nap for     Richard just below the Needle

 A brief moment   to take in the      view down       Wasdale

The start of the Gable Traverse.

Setting up the   first  belay

    Placing a running belay

 Testing it

 Moving up and out.  The long extender to reduce rope drag

Out on the ridge

David joining us

Peter starting off

 David on the ridge

David joins us  on the ledge

 Adjusting the ‘lassoo’ belay

David climbing  the top block

Safe !

The descent

Celebrating the   event with a decent bottle of    champagne

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On 17th  October 2003 three Tricounis, Richard  Stockwell, David Clode and Peter Leigh repeated, in their 60th year, an ascent of the Napes Needle, Great Gable, that they  first climbed at the age of 17.  A decent  bottle of champagne was consumed, by  way of celebration, shortly afterwards! This unique climb is not difficult, but it’s great fun! More photos of this event can be seen in Peter Leigh’s collection.