Ben Nevis Climber's Log

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tphubbard

tphubbard - Jan 28, 2007 11:04 pm

Many 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.

newenglandhiker

newenglandhiker - Dec 18, 2006 3:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1994

Summit  Sucess!

Day hike up the tourist track.

boojem - Jun 30, 2006 12:34 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2006

tourist route  Sucess!

Very beautiful day...8 year old daughter summited as well.

baez

baez - Jun 25, 2006 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2005

Tower Ridge  Sucess!

Great ridge scrambles to the summit amusement park. Perfect weather and great views of Fort William and beautiful Scotland.

Baarb

Baarb - Jun 13, 2006 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2005

Route: CMD Arrete  Sucess!

Couldn't see a thing, occasional glimpses of the north face were stunning. Summit deserted. Amazing experience. No end of fun on this peak.

Boydie

Boydie - Apr 29, 2006 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2005

Route climbed: Tourist route  Sucess!

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.

roadmountain

roadmountain - Mar 7, 2006 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2006

Route Climbed: Glover's Chimney  Sucess!

Bart Verstegen and I climbed this route with another second grade route. The weather was good and we enjoyed it much!

James Orr

James Orr - Feb 25, 2006 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2005

Tourist Route  Sucess!

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 :)

Phillip Stasiw

Phillip Stasiw - Feb 13, 2006 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2006

Ledge Route  Sucess!

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!!

kabernicola

kabernicola - Feb 3, 2006 2:29 pm

Route 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.

Olaf

Olaf - Dec 8, 2005 2:38 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: October 1996  Sucess!

We started with nice weather but on the summit it was very cloudy. Easy climb but fun.

kpiljay

kpiljay - Oct 27, 2005 11:17 am

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

Lots of different weather on the way up, rain, mist, fog, sun..... No snow though.

igneouscarl

igneouscarl - Sep 18, 2005 7:19 am

Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

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.

danjones1981

danjones1981 - Sep 1, 2005 4:46 pm

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

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!

petestewart - Aug 30, 2005 8:06 am

Route 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!

Bermo

Bermo - Aug 28, 2005 7:44 pm

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

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.

granddeity - Aug 12, 2005 4:41 am

Route 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.

jlp17 - Aug 10, 2005 12:19 pm

Route 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

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Jul 6, 2005 10:32 am

Route Climbed: Ascend: Normal Route / Descend: Carn Mor Dearg Arete Date Climbed: 29 June 2005  Sucess!

A wonderful, warm morning with blue sky at normal route (not to much people). Reach the summit after 3,5 hours and see the wall of clouds coming from the south-west. Fast descend over Carn Mor Dearg Arete to the summit of Carn Mor Dearg. During the hike down near the small river All a Mhullian it begins to rain.

Cautious

Cautious - Jun 24, 2005 10:00 am

Route Climbed: Various, most interesting being Tower Ridge Date Climbed: Various  Sucess!

Climbed via a very greasy Douglas Boulder. A fun day out.

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