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J FoxStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2004

J Fox

My wife and I climbed this to get in shape for our trek on the Haute Route later in the year. We were hoping to do the CMD route but it was raining when we started so we did the tourist route instead. We had every from of precipitation known to man at various points of the route including a snow storm when we summited.
Posted Jun 26, 2007 2:10 pm

Outdoorgirl_caTourist Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2006


Really great hike up the hill. Didn't get any sunshine this day, even though the rest of my stay in Scotland was more like sunny California weather. Reached the top, and celebrated by eating wedding cake, left over from my friend's wedding 3 days earlier! Next time I'm taking the more difficult path.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 8:55 pm

joe_akeemRoute Climbed: standard Tourist route  Sucess!


Nice hike during our vacation in Scotland...
Posted May 23, 2007 9:46 am

Little_MoleFirst blood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1994


My very first mountain ever! I did it in a motorbike-trouser made of leather and felt a little bit as a stranger in this large queue of people. But it was a great day out (despite of the weather - hey, this is Scotland!) and obviously I was hooked ...
Posted May 15, 2007 1:14 pm

ProterraFirst time halfnaked.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2007


Was guiding a group of my classmates up the Ben on this beautiful day, some of which had never been in the hills before. Best weather i've ever encountered on Ben Nevis, and got back down to Achintee with a nice sunburn. My ex-girlfriend came back the same day from Malaga, and you should've see the look on her face when she saw the color of my skin :P
Posted May 13, 2007 10:23 am

atavistscottish highlands  Sucess!


Beautiful mountain in a beautiful country. I can't wait to get back to the highlands. I road the train up from Oxford and climbed Ben Nevis, everything was great except for the train being delayed on the return due to cows on the track.
Posted Mar 15, 2007 3:52 pm

rockmonkey1aonach mor - carn mor dearg - ben nevis  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2007


long day, not very nice conditions (complete white-out!)but a cracking day! and nice ascent. will definatly be goin back and trying a harder route
Posted Mar 4, 2007 11:51 am

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.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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!


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

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