In August 2005 a friend, Jim Williams, and I went climbing on Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis. We were experienced, well-equipped climbers. There was cloud above us but we thought it might clear. We must have been very close to the area where the young climber [22-year-old Ben St Joseph from Essex] tragically lost his life last weekend.
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