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The first pitch climbs 80º stepped ice, ending in an ice cave large enough to shelter four people.
The second pitch erupts out of the cave and onto a 40-metre pillar. If the left hand side is climbed, the grade is WI3+ on 85º stepped ice. If the right side is clung to then vertical grade 5 climbing can be expected. On the first ascent the left-hand side was climbed.
This stunning flow is easily reached using a helicopter and then skiing out down the Leaping Burn. It is at the head of the East Branch of the Polnoon Burn on the south-eastern slopes of Fog Peak. The name is in recognition of the Heli ski guides who passed on the location of this classic line.
WI3 , WI5
Dave Vass, Allan Uren, Rachel Brown, 1996