Ben Nevis Climber's Log

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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.

dansearle - Jun 21, 2005 9:27 am

Route Climbed: Tourist route Date Climbed: Easter 2005  Sucess!

Almost perfect weather considering it was late March. Lots of snow at the top. Cloud only closed in a little bit at the top, but otherwise warm and sunny.

arczi

arczi - Mar 17, 2005 5:05 pm

Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: 22 october 2002  Sucess!

really bad weather, blind walkin'

vertx

vertx - Oct 3, 2004 5:56 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: September 28, 2004  Sucess!

In a word ... RAIN. Okay, a few more. Fog, drizzle, mist. Well that about sums it up. Nice view ... of 5 feet in front of me and my feet. Had a good time anyway. I loved Scotland and the people!

Attila the Hun

Attila the Hun - Aug 10, 2004 10:42 am

Route Climbed: CMD Arete Route Date Climbed: 10th July 2004  Sucess!

A nice climb, pity about the weather. The whole thing was shrouded in mist and fog from about 7-800m up. Nice bit of scrambling to be had on the arete coming up to the Ben. I wouldn't recommend the standard tourist route. Seems a wee bit boring.

ejgriffin

ejgriffin - Jul 10, 2004 4:59 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Tourist Route Date Climbed: June 27, 2004  Sucess!

In the clouds most of the way up. Rained near the top. A lot of people on the same route. Nothing spectacular

Alan Sharp

Alan Sharp - Apr 23, 2004 9:36 am

Route Climbed: Standard Tourist Route Date Climbed: Early 1980's  Sucess!

A good days hike and some great views.

markradford

markradford - Mar 5, 2004 1:58 pm

Route Climbed: No4 Gulley (ascent ) and CMD Arete (decsent) Date Climbed: 1st March 2004  Sucess!

A monster alpine day out on the best hill in the land. Perfect alpine weather, mint gulley conditions in no 4 and the CMD arete was awesome. Climbing team of Peter 'the lion' Jackson; Alastiar 'two axes' Williamson and Mark 'Lord Champagne' Radford.



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