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Nigel Lewistwice so far  Sucess!

Nigel Lewis

Once by Tower Ridge, once by Coire Leis. The first time we had the mountain to ourselves, the second time, the top was like Tesco car park.

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Posted Feb 13, 2007 11:59 pm

Nyle WaltonBen Nevis in the rain.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 1960

Nyle Walton

In November 1960 as a final gesture before leaving the UK for good, I hitchhiked northward from Oxford. After a tramp in the English Lake District, I found myself at Fort William beyond Glasgow. While my memory of this uphill hike has faded, I remember following a trail in dense fog to Nevis's summit still enveloped in clouds. Lack of any view disappointed me but I felt some satisfaction of having reached the highest point in the British Isles.
I subsequently hitchhiked along Loch Ness to Inverness and on around Scotland to Edinburgh. There on a rainy Sunday morning before the castle, I met a madcap American heiress and had a smashing time riding in her rented Ford around Edinburgh looking for a bar to have a drink, then hurried south to England to find an open pub while carrying a lump of coal to Newcastle. At around midnight, we found the country hotel along Hadrian's Wall. Far more exciting than mountain climbing. Whoopie!
Posted Feb 6, 2007 4:43 pm

tphubbardMany times

tphubbard

over the years, mainly on winter climbing routes. This hill still scares me though. It has some of the worst weather you will encounter anywhere! I've only ever seen cloud from the top.
Posted Jan 28, 2007 11:04 pm

newenglandhikerSummit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1994

newenglandhiker

Day hike up the tourist track.
Posted Dec 18, 2006 3:51 am

boojemtourist route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2006
Very beautiful day...8 year old daughter summited as well.
Posted Jun 30, 2006 12:34 am

baezTower Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2005

baez

Great ridge scrambles to the summit amusement park. Perfect weather and great views of Fort William and beautiful Scotland.
Posted Jun 25, 2006 10:37 pm

BaarbRoute: CMD Arrete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2005

Baarb

Couldn't see a thing, occasional glimpses of the north face were stunning. Summit deserted. Amazing experience. No end of fun on this peak.
Posted Jun 13, 2006 10:24 pm

BoydieRoute climbed: Tourist route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2005

Boydie

Done this with my workmates for charity. Set off at 3:30 in the morning when it was fairly quiet. Well worth it, even though i'm still cursing those zigzags. Great day.
Posted Apr 29, 2006 4:45 pm

roadmountainRoute Climbed: Glover's Chimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2006

roadmountain

Bart Verstegen and I climbed this route with another second grade route. The weather was good and we enjoyed it much!
Posted Mar 7, 2006 5:17 pm

James OrrTourist Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2005

James Orr

Rubbish weather- long, wet slog to the summit with no views to make it all seem worthwhile. Still, its the largest peak in the UK so i guess that was the trophy :)
Posted Feb 25, 2006 8:05 pm

Phillip StasiwLedge Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2006

Phillip Stasiw

Climbed up Ledge Route,condition of the ice was poor but a fine mountain route all the same.No technical difficulties,and was rewarded with very fine views of Loch Lhinne and Aonach Mhor.A 10 half hour day took its toll,but the party up a mountain the night after made up for the pain!!
Posted Feb 13, 2006 10:33 pm

kabernicolaRoute Climbed: Zero Gully (V/4) 500 mts Date Climbed: March 1999  Sucess!

kabernicola

Climbed with Chris Calltwright during a BMC winter mountannering meeting. The day was perfect, no blizzards, perfect visibility from the summit.
Posted Feb 3, 2006 2:29 pm

OlafRoute Climbed: Date Climbed: October 1996  Sucess!

Olaf

We started with nice weather but on the summit it was very cloudy. Easy climb but fun.
Posted Dec 8, 2005 2:38 pm

kpiljayRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!

kpiljay

Lots of different weather on the way up, rain, mist, fog, sun..... No snow though.
Posted Oct 27, 2005 11:17 am

igneouscarlDate Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

igneouscarl

Less than thrilling path that we chose and more of a slog upwards, look forward to doing this peak on a route worthy of its reputation.
Posted Sep 18, 2005 7:19 am

danjones1981Route Climbed: "Tourist" Path Date Climbed: 13/05/05  Sucess!

danjones1981

What a day! Hot weather made it quite a toughie, but it was well worth it,as you can see from the pic. I think we were extremely lucky to get a day as clear as this, especially with it being our 1st time. I know people who have been up 5+ times and never had a clear day!
Posted Sep 1, 2005 4:46 pm

petestewartRoute Climbed: Tourist Route Date Climbed: 27th august 2005  Sucess!
This was my first moutain larger than anything in the Mournes and I loved it. Started out in light rain, continued in more rain! Virtually no visibiltiy from half way up. Had the best cup of tea in my life on the summit!
Posted Aug 30, 2005 8:06 am

BermoRoute Climbed: Allt Choire Giubhsachan, Cairn Mor Dearg Date Climbed: 20th August 2005  Sucess!

Bermo

Started out in mist at 9am from Water of Nevis car park. Mist soon burnt off, and sun shone brightly for the rest of the day. Spectacular weather, one of those rare clear warm days on Ben Nevis. We were happy to find there is a faint track up along the river of Allt Choire Giubhsachan. It fades out on the marshy flats, but re-emerges on the steep sections. Made it to the Col between Carn Mor Dearg and Aonachs at 12:30pm, took our time with lots of long rests in the warm sunshine. there is also a faint track up the Watershead to Cairn Mor Dearg. Took us two hours, and then two hours to Ben Nevis! Totally clear views from summit. It is a great route with spectacular views all the way, and even though it was August we were completely on our own until Cairn Mor Dearg.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 7:44 pm

granddeityRoute Climbed: Tourist Route Date Climbed: August 1, 2005  Sucess!
A nice hike up a great mountain. Lot of people on the trail. no view from the top, just mist.
Posted Aug 12, 2005 4:41 am

jlp17Route Climbed: tourist route Date Climbed: jaugust 6  Sucess!
very cold and icy at the top no view just mist any one want to talk to me aboutben nevis add me msn phillips473@hotmail.com
Posted Aug 10, 2005 12:19 pm

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