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 :)
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!!
Climbed with Chris Calltwright during a BMC winter mountannering meeting. The day was perfect, no blizzards, perfect visibility from the summit.
We started with nice weather but on the summit it was very cloudy. Easy climb but fun.
Lots of different weather on the way up, rain, mist, fog, sun..... No snow though.
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.
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!
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!
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.
A nice hike up a great mountain. Lot of people on the trail. no view from the top, just mist.
very cold and icy at the top no view just mist any one want to talk to me aboutben nevis add me msn firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Climbed via a very greasy Douglas Boulder. A fun day out.
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.
really bad weather, blind walkin'
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!
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.
In the clouds most of the way up. Rained near the top. A lot of people on the same route. Nothing spectacular
A good days hike and some great views.
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.