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by johnrich » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:00 am
Route description: Ben Nevis by the Carn Mor Dearg Arete
Munros included on this walk: Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg
Date walked: 14/01/2012
Time taken: 8.5 hours
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 1481mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
We set off from the youth hostel with the weather report saying if was a 90% chance of a clear summit, no change in temperature with height and no wind chill silly of us to think this was true
The climb up from the hut is a slog but it was just heads down and go for it. We got into the cloud about 2/3 of the way up.
Just in front of us on the CMD were a couple of mountain rescue chaps with a couple of other people and as they started on the arete they stopped and roped up, thinking they knew something we didn't know we did likewise
There was very little wind on the arete so the going was very straight forward and the mist removed the feeling of exposure so it wasn't as bad as I had thought. The climb onto the Ben was steep and the wind was picking up causing significant wind chill.
It was a white out on the top so a compass bearing was used to get past the gully, we bumped into a couple that were going back down #4 gully but as it was 3pm and the light would go in a hour we decided to carry on down the zig-zags and head for home
by L-Hiking » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:55 am
That rope stuff is too scary for me tho
by yokehead » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:19 pm
by quoman » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:40 pm
by luckyguy68 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:46 pm
by Collaciotach » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:53 pm
Seriously good report an intro to a rope would be a Summer thang for me
by johnrich » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:22 am
luckyguy68 wrote:Looked like a good day for it going by the photies. Thats some amount of kit for someone with only 22 munros under their belt
Thanks, It was a great day out and I must admit I was just tagging along so Craig was the man responsible for all that kit
by johnrich » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:08 am
quoman wrote:Am no brave enough for that excellent report and photo's pitty about the clag and it looks slippy.
haha you don't need to be brave just stupid
It's not so bad