Brian Davison on the first ascent of Ossian Fall (III), a new 100m-long icefall situated on the north-facing hillside overlooking Loch Ghuilbinn in Strath Ossian. (Photo Andy Nisbet)

Brian Davison on the first ascent of Ossian Fall (III), a new 100m-long icefall situated on the north-facing hillside overlooking Loch Ghuilbinn in Strath Ossian. (Photo Andy Nisbet)

In the same way there are new easy gullies in Scotland, there are also new easy icefalls if you travel far enough. Eight miles from the road in fact, although with a little inside knowledge you don’t have to walk it all. In fact Andy Nisbet and Brian Davison finished by 10am and were home at noon.

With short steep steps and easy angled sections in between, it just made an easy Grade III. Where is it? Ossian Fall (100m III) is the stream which is marked as flowing through the crag Creag na Cosaig at NN 423 743 on the 1:50000 map and was climbed on December 15.