Ben Nevis Climber's Log

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Alan Arnette

Alan Arnette - Jul 8, 2012 10:55 am Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2012

Tower Ridge  Sucess!

Fun climb via Tower Ridge


Outdooraholic - Jun 11, 2012 6:16 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2012

Awesome hike!  Sucess!

Beautiful day, nice hike, gorgeous waterfall, snow covered peak... What more could you ask for!


salodanger - May 2, 2012 3:29 pm

Via Tourist Track  Sucess!

With the wife, nice hike.


Simnel - Jan 30, 2012 5:13 pm

CMD arete and Ledge R  Sucess!

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.


AdamTurner - Jan 14, 2012 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2011

As part of the 6 Peaks Challenge  Sucess!

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!


PUCHMAN - Nov 19, 2011 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006

after work in strawberry farm :)  Sucess!

during the trip of Scotland, West Higland Way and Grampian:))))nice

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Oct 28, 2011 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

Perfect Day on Nevis  Sucess!

Took the Mountaineer's Route and climbed Nevis in prefect weather. A little wind, cloudless skies. One of my all time favorites.


Andy_Hornung - Sep 5, 2011 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1982

long long ago  Sucess!

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.

bertesq - Jul 4, 2011 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2011

false teeth  Sucess!

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


DrJonnie - May 27, 2011 3:04 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2011

100th Anniversary Day  Sucess!

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.

John Climber

John Climber - May 19, 2011 7:45 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2011

Guiding to the top  Sucess!

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).


Frankie - May 1, 2011 8:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010

Holidays in Fort William

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).


mp5of8 - Apr 15, 2011 11:17 am

Tower Ridge  Sucess!

Fun historic route. Up and back by lunch time.


PSchubert - Mar 2, 2011 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009

CMD Aeret, then traffic  Sucess!

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.


markhallam - Dec 30, 2010 11:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009

6th ascent  Sucess!

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!


Jake - Nov 18, 2010 12:13 pm

October 2010  Sucess!

Route via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete. I loved it! The weather was exceptionally good.


rgg - Oct 17, 2010 2:54 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2010

Tourist track  Sucess!

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.


Gatesy - Sep 6, 2010 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010

Tourist Path for 1st Ascent  Sucess!

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.


jasano2 - Aug 9, 2010 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2008

Beinn Nibheis  Sucess!

Absolutely loved this hike even in near zero visibility. The day started as a partially sunny one to a complete deluge at the summit.


AndyWhaley - Jul 21, 2010 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2008

3 times so far  Sucess!

2 x Carn Mor Dearg arete; 1 x Tower Ridge

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