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DrJonnie100th Anniversary Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2011


Ken and I took the Tourist track on a wet day in the middle of a wet week. The previous day we'd met a Forester who told us that he would be there helping to carry a Model T Ford to the summit. It would be a 100 years since Henry Alexander had driven one up there in 1911.
Nearing the summit in the area of the big cairns in whiteout conditions we heard shouting. We descended off the path a ways and found a lone walker who had summitted but had gotten disoriented on the descent. We re-directed him and paired him with two Scots guys who were also descending.
We ate our sandwiches in the observatory ruins sheltering from horizontal snow and hailstones.
No views until halfway down the zig-zags where we could see our tent on the Glen Nevis campsite.
Posted May 27, 2011 3:04 am

John ClimberGuiding to the top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2011

John Climber

Climbed with a group of 12 persons from Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. Misty weather from about 1.000 meters, and some showers. Snow on the ground (fresh)from 1.200 meters, but only a patch of old snow on the way to the summit. On the gullies to the north plenty of snow too. Bad weather on descent. Started at 6:10 am and arrived some minutes before 13:00 back down (top on 10:00 am).
Posted May 19, 2011 7:45 am

FrankieHolidays in Fort William
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010


Scottish weather. 15 degrees in Fort William, windy but beautiful climb. At the top of strong wind, rain, temperatures slightly above 0 degrees. But we were on the highest mountain in the British Isles! We had a very nice apartment in Torlundy at Moira Mee (tip).
Posted May 1, 2011 8:27 am

mp5of8Tower Ridge  Sucess!


Fun historic route. Up and back by lunch time.
Posted Apr 15, 2011 11:17 am

PSchubertCMD Aeret, then traffic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009


I spent 6 hours hiking up CMD aeret and didn't see but 3 other climbers. With as much rain as we had that day, I was surprised to find 30-40 people on the summit. I ran into traffic and past at least 300 people as I came back down the tourist route. If you like solitude, stick to the more adventurous routes.
Posted Mar 2, 2011 9:39 pm

markhallam6th ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009


Walked up the tourist track on this occasion, but have also climbed Castle Ridge & Carn Dearg arete - and in 1989 I reckon I would have been the first person to fly from the summit on a paraglider!
Posted Dec 30, 2010 11:32 am

JakeOctober 2010  Sucess!


Route via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete. I loved it! The weather was exceptionally good.
Posted Nov 18, 2010 12:13 pm

rggTourist track  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2010


Lots of people on the mountain that day.
The summit plateau was in the clouds, which made for poor visibility, but the cairns clearly marked the last stretch.
Posted Oct 17, 2010 2:54 pm

GatesyTourist Path for 1st Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010


Was hoping for a Carn Mor Dearg ridge ascent, but due to poor visibility and unfamiliar route we ascended via the tourist path. Poor conditions (low visibility, rain, predicted high winds) however meant that the path was not as busy as an August Bank Holiday weekend could have been! Carn Mor Dearg next time.
Posted Sep 6, 2010 4:09 pm

jasano2Beinn Nibheis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2008


Absolutely loved this hike even in near zero visibility. The day started as a partially sunny one to a complete deluge at the summit.
Posted Aug 9, 2010 7:06 pm

AndyWhaley3 times so far  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2008


2 x Carn Mor Dearg arete; 1 x Tower Ridge
Posted Jul 21, 2010 5:57 pm

Tomek LodowyFrom Glen Nevis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2010

Tomek Lodowy

Nice hike with great views in sunny scenery. Wide snowfields on summit pleateu. The most popular path to the summit requires quite a lot of patience from hiker I must say...
Posted Jun 15, 2010 7:21 am

badylnice, quick hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010


in not so nice weather
Posted May 16, 2010 5:21 pm

BigLeeNE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2010


Summited via NE Buttress
Posted Feb 20, 2010 11:27 am

nattfoddTower Ridge in winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2010


Gorgeous route up the north face, ok conditions (though lots of snow) but we were alone on the ridge for almost the entire day. Summit just before 3pm and descent via the zigzag because of avalanching risks.
Posted Feb 9, 2010 11:32 am

msmullinsPinnacle Smokers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2009


Up and down in about six hours. We had gorgeous weather all the way up, though the summit was fairly well shrouded in fog. Spectacular views all the way up. Had a scotch egg and tea while watching a team come over the top of Tower Ridge. maybe someday I'll have the skills for that ascent. The funniest part of the trip was seeing a group of tourist smoking at the summit. (Fortunately they stayed downwind.) The youth hostel is a great place to stay and the Ben Nevis Inn makes a fine boar burger.
Posted Dec 29, 2009 12:13 pm

project360Ben Nevis Solo Winter Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2009


Zero visibility with icy route, but great climb...
Posted Oct 11, 2009 3:19 pm

Joseph ClaghornBusiest Mountain I've ever done  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009

Joseph Claghorn

Did this with the last 400 m of ascent shrouded in clouds. Was some sleet at the top even in early august. The views were good while I had them, but the trail is FULL of tourists. I counted people going up on my way down and I passed over 260 people! The sign at the base said 160,000+ people use the mountain every year, and I believe it. Busier even than Arthur's seat in Edinburgh.
Posted Sep 9, 2009 4:54 pm

SzaniUherkovichRe: Busiest Mountain I've ever done


Hi Joseph! 10 years ago going to Rysy (Poland) on the north route I counted 4000 people!
Posted Sep 12, 2009 11:03 am

edwardmwRe: Busiest Mountain I've ever done


Let me gig-wise bring down the count again. 3 weeks ago on Grauspitz (Liechtenstein), 4-6 people to the summit for the whole day. So think about this summit if you are keen on solidarity.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 6:00 am

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