Fun climb via Tower Ridge
Beautiful day, nice hike, gorgeous waterfall, snow covered peak... What more could you ask for!
With the wife, nice hike.
Ascended twice in two days in winter conditions. Two cracking routes..did full traverse descending to the half way Lochan. Good nav skills required for both decents.
I was the only one on the summit at sunset (10pm-ish) with an amazing cloud inversion. Was hallucinating on descent (long story!) and the weather began to turn rather nasty where my eye lashes began to freeze. One to remember!
during the trip of Scotland, West Higland Way and Grampian:))))nice
Took the Mountaineer's Route and climbed Nevis in prefect weather. A little wind, cloudless skies. One of my all time favorites.
On the first day of a week long expedition backpacking around the highlands carrying all the kit and food for a week. Not sure it was the right choice for the first day! Incredible weather for Scotland, didn't see a cloud all day, indeed, all week! The sunburn sticks in my memory.
Went up to the summit of the Ben last Friday temperatures were very high .My arms were sunburnt and I lost my two front false teeth around the 1 mile stage. I informed the hordes on the mountain of my plight and a mass search ensued. On the descent I was informed about thirty times that the teeth belonging to the guy in the red t-shirt with the wee black cocker were in the Nevis centre. A big thank you to the unknown guy who found them and the staff at the Nevis centre who said that the chances of finding them were millions to one
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.
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).
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).
Fun historic route. Up and back by lunch time.
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.
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!
Route via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete. I loved it! The weather was exceptionally good.
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.
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.
Absolutely loved this hike even in near zero visibility. The day started as a partially sunny one to a complete deluge at the summit.
2 x Carn Mor Dearg arete; 1 x Tower Ridge