Ben Nevis Climber's Log

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badyl

badyl - May 16, 2010 5:21 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

nice, quick hike  Sucess!

in not so nice weather

BigLee

BigLee - Feb 20, 2010 11:27 am Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2010

NE Buttress  Sucess!

Summited via NE Buttress

nattfodd

nattfodd - Feb 9, 2010 11:32 am Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2010

Tower Ridge in winter  Sucess!

Gorgeous route up the north face, ok conditions (though lots of snow) but we were alone on the ridge for almost the entire day. Summit just before 3pm and descent via the zigzag because of avalanching risks.

msmullins

msmullins - Dec 29, 2009 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2009

Pinnacle Smokers  Sucess!

Up and down in about six hours. We had gorgeous weather all the way up, though the summit was fairly well shrouded in fog. Spectacular views all the way up. Had a scotch egg and tea while watching a team come over the top of Tower Ridge. maybe someday I'll have the skills for that ascent. The funniest part of the trip was seeing a group of tourist smoking at the summit. (Fortunately they stayed downwind.) The youth hostel is a great place to stay and the Ben Nevis Inn makes a fine boar burger.

project360

project360 - Oct 11, 2009 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2009

Ben Nevis Solo Winter Summit  Sucess!

Zero visibility with icy route, but great climb...

Joseph Claghorn

Joseph Claghorn - Sep 9, 2009 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009

Busiest Mountain I've ever done  Sucess!

Did this with the last 400 m of ascent shrouded in clouds. Was some sleet at the top even in early august. The views were good while I had them, but the trail is FULL of tourists. I counted people going up on my way down and I passed over 260 people! The sign at the base said 160,000+ people use the mountain every year, and I believe it. Busier even than Arthur's seat in Edinburgh.

SzaniUherkovich

SzaniUherkovich - Sep 12, 2009 11:03 am

Re: Busiest Mountain I've ever done

Hi Joseph! 10 years ago going to Rysy (Poland) on the north route I counted 4000 people!

edwardmw

edwardmw - Sep 17, 2009 6:00 am

Re: Busiest Mountain I've ever done

Let me gig-wise bring down the count again. 3 weeks ago on Grauspitz (Liechtenstein), 4-6 people to the summit for the whole day. So think about this summit if you are keen on solidarity.

Katekat

Katekat - Aug 27, 2009 6:44 am Date Climbed: May 3, 2009

with friends  Sucess!

as two days before was really bad weather on today´s way up it was pretty busy with lots of people going up and down. It looked like everyone wants to be on the top. At the start of the walk we´got some showers, then all way up and down nice weather with great views and on the top snowing with ice. What could you wish more :-)

cheetah262

cheetah262 - Aug 2, 2009 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009

Foggy summit  Sucess!

...but great views going all the way up. CMD arete route next time! Scotland was fantastic....wonderful people everywhere I went! Thanks to the locals who shared their whisky on the summit!

SzaniUherkovich

SzaniUherkovich - Jul 30, 2009 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

Back in Inverlochy at 8:45 a.m.  Sucess!

Started from Inverlochy and ascended on the normal route. I did the ascent from the trailhead in 2 hours and the descent in 1:45 hours. I overtook everybody and was the first on the peak on this day. It was almost constantly raining - no visibility. Back for breakfast in Inverlochy at 8:45 a.m.

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Jul 24, 2009 3:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2001

Did during 3 month vacation to Europe  Sucess!

Great hike down low until clouds came in up at the top. Pictures at http://www.willhiteweb.com/europe_travel/ben_nevis/hiking_trail_171.htm

TheMunroist

TheMunroist - Jul 18, 2009 7:12 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2005

Just another top  Sucess!

It was rubbish weather all day, didn't see a thing. full of tourists as well, probably because we went up the tourist route, a big mistake. i would like to do the CMD arete though

waltraud

waltraud - Jul 11, 2009 5:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

Ben Nevis  Sucess!

Walked up via normal route (in Sandals) while on the way cycling through the highlands from Glasgow to Edinburgh between two business dates.
Summit itself was in clouds, but nice weather throughout the trip.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Jul 7, 2009 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

Climbed after completing the West Highland Way. An incredible week... An inch of snow at sea level made for an fun and interesting climb. Views on the way up/down, total whiteout on top- very cold. glad to have a compass, crampons, etc...

Jurgen

Jurgen - Mar 1, 2009 3:05 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2009

During the BMC International Meet 2009  Sucess!

We climbed to the summit on Indicator right hand (V,5) and than descended to do Smith's route (V,5). Although it was to warm (the ice was melting very fast!) we had a great day of climbing. Climbed with Dave Sykes during the BMC International Meet 2009.

AndrewSmyth

AndrewSmyth - Feb 23, 2009 10:20 pm

Winter Beauty  Sucess!

Lovely full winter conditions on Ledge Route.........

AConnell

AConnell - Jan 23, 2009 1:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2005

Charity hike  Sucess!

First Munro and shit it was tough.

ZachStone

ZachStone - Dec 14, 2008 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2007

via CMD arete  Sucess!

Good walk with good people

visentin

visentin - Sep 1, 2008 8:54 am Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2003

like everyone...  Sucess!


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