Ben Nevis Climber's Log

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rockmonkey1 - Mar 4, 2007 11:51 am Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2007

aonach mor - carn mor dearg - ben nevis  Sucess!

long day, not very nice conditions (complete white-out!)but a cracking day! and nice ascent. will definatly be goin back and trying a harder route

Nigel Lewis

Nigel Lewis - Feb 13, 2007 11:59 pm

twice so far  Sucess!

Once by Tower Ridge, once by Coire Leis. The first time we had the mountain to ourselves, the second time, the top was like Tesco car park.


Nyle Walton

Nyle Walton - Feb 6, 2007 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 1960

Ben Nevis in the rain.  Sucess!

In November 1960 as a final gesture before leaving the UK for good, I hitchhiked northward from Oxford. After a tramp in the English Lake District, I found myself at Fort William beyond Glasgow. While my memory of this uphill hike has faded, I remember following a trail in dense fog to Nevis's summit still enveloped in clouds. Lack of any view disappointed me but I felt some satisfaction of having reached the highest point in the British Isles.
I subsequently hitchhiked along Loch Ness to Inverness and on around Scotland to Edinburgh. There on a rainy Sunday morning before the castle, I met a madcap American heiress and had a smashing time riding in her rented Ford around Edinburgh looking for a bar to have a drink, then hurried south to England to find an open pub while carrying a lump of coal to Newcastle. At around midnight, we found the country hotel along Hadrian's Wall. Far more exciting than mountain climbing. Whoopie!


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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