Ben Nevis Climber's Log

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norm79 - Jan 6, 2008 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Route: Tourist Route  Sucess!

Another traditional ascent of the Ben. Cloudy and rain all the way up. Zero visibility on top. Rain and cloud all the way back down... But we'd do it again (but a different route!)


eza - Nov 28, 2007 9:50 am

Re: Hike and Dash

Say, that's really an intense holiday planning!Congratulations! :)


lefty - Nov 28, 2007 12:39 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2004

Hike and Dash  Sucess!

I was on my way back from Kilimanjaro to the states with a planned weekend stop over in London so I decided to get another country highpoint while I was in the neighborhood. So after 12 hours of traveling from Africa to Heathrow, I rented a car and drove 10 hours straight to Scotland. Did the climb the next day and drove back to London the following day and flew home the day after that. There was more snow on Ben Nevis at 4,400 feet than on Kili at 19,100.


Charles - Sep 10, 2007 11:21 am Date Climbed: Jan 12, 1981

Tower ridge winter  Sucess!

At least it could have been then! Great winter route.


big_g - Aug 16, 2007 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007

Great finish to the WHW  Sucess!

I waited out a couple days of rain after finishing the WHW so I could pick this summit up.

J Fox

J Fox - Jun 26, 2007 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2004

Standard Route  Sucess!

My wife and I climbed this to get in shape for our trek on the Haute Route later in the year. We were hoping to do the CMD route but it was raining when we started so we did the tourist route instead. We had every from of precipitation known to man at various points of the route including a snow storm when we summited.


Outdoorgirl_ca - Jun 22, 2007 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2006

Tourist Route  Sucess!

Really great hike up the hill. Didn't get any sunshine this day, even though the rest of my stay in Scotland was more like sunny California weather. Reached the top, and celebrated by eating wedding cake, left over from my friend's wedding 3 days earlier! Next time I'm taking the more difficult path.


joe_akeem - May 23, 2007 9:46 am

Route Climbed: standard Tourist route  Sucess!

Nice hike during our vacation in Scotland...


Little_Mole - May 15, 2007 1:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1994

First blood  Sucess!

My very first mountain ever! I did it in a motorbike-trouser made of leather and felt a little bit as a stranger in this large queue of people. But it was a great day out (despite of the weather - hey, this is Scotland!) and obviously I was hooked ...


Proterra - May 13, 2007 10:23 am Date Climbed: May 3, 2007

First time halfnaked.  Sucess!

Was guiding a group of my classmates up the Ben on this beautiful day, some of which had never been in the hills before. Best weather i've ever encountered on Ben Nevis, and got back down to Achintee with a nice sunburn. My ex-girlfriend came back the same day from Malaga, and you should've see the look on her face when she saw the color of my skin :P


atavist - Mar 15, 2007 3:52 pm

scottish highlands  Sucess!

Beautiful mountain in a beautiful country. I can't wait to get back to the highlands. I road the train up from Oxford and climbed Ben Nevis, everything was great except for the train being delayed on the return due to cows on the track.


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.

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