Ben Nevis (on the Mountain Track)
by Stretch » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:13 pm
From your Picasa site pics I saw a shot of the trail with large white bags on it, is that trash? If so the scrambling on the CMD is looking better and better.
by HighlandSC » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:28 pm
by HighlandSC » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:29 pm
Stretch wrote:Ah much better, nice view of the European girls . . . I mean tower ridge
The best pics remain unpublished
by sloosh » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:15 am
HighlandSC wrote: The rubbish bins were a kind of large waste paper bin, they varied in shape and size! Just where do all the plastic bottles they were brimming with come from????
Those would probably be from the annual Ben Nevis Race held on 5th Sept.
by HighlandSC » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:27 am
by sloosh » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:49 am
HighlandSC wrote:Stretch wrote:Ah much better, nice view of the European girls . . . I mean tower ridge
The best pics remain unpublished
I can send you my email...
by happyhiker » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:08 pm
I'm looking forward to going for it next year
by yokehead » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:49 pm
by HighlandSC » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:54 pm
Most remember Nevis as a day of watching the jeans and trainers brigade - but for me it'll be where I got my first spectre! Not to mention first cloud inversion....I was spoiled a bit really....
by AndrewP » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:13 pm
by HighlandSC » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:44 pm
AndrewP wrote:Great pics. I hear that 6/7 days will have cloud on the summit.
That would agree with everything I've heard about Nevis!
by Tenbob » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:29 am
Was up that neck of the woods last tuesday when I climbed Stob Dearg & Stob na Broige. I'd definitely advise you to try that next - if you get a clear day as I did the views are stunning. Just be prepared for the slog in the black boggy swamps alongside the River Coupall on the way back to the park - you'll defo need your gaiters!
One of these days I'll get my arse in gear and get my reports online. Getting to the point now that I'll need a spare week to get them all on!
Anyway, enough rambling! Great report with some cracking shots. What's next for you?
by Mrs T » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:03 pm
Tenbob, there is nothing difficult about the CMD route, it's just a long day and of course you'll want a decent weather. So just go for it and don't even think about the tourist path! You've got a decent number of Munros already. Be warned, though, reaching the top will be a shock! We'd seen 3 people (+ 1 dog) the whole day, and then suddenly there were at least a hundred... Can't promise there'll be any eastern Europeans, but you'll definitely get shorts (even skirts), skinny tops and flip flops. As a bonus, you'll also get massive down jackets and funny woollen hats.
by HighlandSC » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:46 pm
I'll definitely be taking the CMD Arete next time for sure. We took the tourist track as it was a beautiful day, and more importantly it was mid-week. It was busy but nothing of concern - certainly not as bad as some people experience at weekends. There were times it felt like we had the summit to ourselves (as we were hiding in the stone ruins), and moments where the cairn had nobody around it at all. It was fairly relaxed and certainly not mobbed. Also did the route as I wanted to see Nevis in the flesh and to build on fitness, ready for bigger and better things!
Bigger and better things followed soon after, albeit in a lot of cloud!
Mullach nan Coirean & Stob Ban....in the cloud!
Tenbob - it doesn't take too long to do reports. Well not for me anyway as I tend to minimise the story telling (that's what takes most time and effort) and concentrate more on pics with a one liner with each one. Some of the drivel people drone on about sometimes just doesn't need to be there! Equally, there are some very skilled and creative writers that produce great reads that I'm grateful for. I like the mixed approaches we all take to reports
No major plans lined up for this year - I'd love to get out in the ice and snow but that would be over doing it for my limited experience/skills. I’ve got a few plans for the Cairngorms in a couple of weeks. Anything after that will be decided depending on the weather. Thinking of doing a few winter skills courses this year – hit the hills hard in non-winter weather next year – then really get into winter adventures next time around. Watch this space….