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Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Let the pictures tell the tale!!!


Postby ally63 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:33 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Nevis, Mullach nan Coirean, Stob Ban (Mamores)

Date walked: 10/12/2012

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Having written and re-written this report many times the words will never do it justice. Suffice to say, I spent Monday climbing 'The Ben' (my first ever time) and Tuesday climbing Mullach nan Coirean and Stob Ban. Given that the extra two days were tagged on to a Winter Skills Course at Glenmore nine weeks ago, how lucky was I with the weather?! 8)

I hope the photos capture something of the two exillarating days....enjoy!

Mon 10th Ben Nevis - 0830 start and 1600 finish

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As if the above conditions weren't good enough, Tuesday 11th proved to be every bit as good with absolutely no wind :D - 0900 start and 1630 finish

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Weary, exhausted but exhilarated, I returned to the youth hostel and those few of us present, shared our amazement at the good fortune we had over the previous two days. Alas, Wednesday saw a return home but plenty of memories, not least Ben Nevis :shock: How many get to see the summit on a day like that....or get to see anything on the summit at all :lol:
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Re: Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Postby Lenore » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:55 pm

Stunning!!!
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Re: Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Postby Tomsie » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:36 pm

Brilliant photo's and the tale they tell is a great day out, love that greek looking structure
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Re: Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Postby skuk007 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:31 pm

Great pictures Ally, you certainly were lucky to see all those views.
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Re: Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Postby BoyVertiginous » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:45 pm

Smug b*$4*?!. :twisted:

The pics say it all...looks magical.

Delighted for you. :wink:
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Re: Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Postby tomyboy73 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:48 pm

wow, the summit of the Ben looks amazing covered in snow, whats the snowy stonehenge ? the old hotel ?
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Re: Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Postby Graeme D » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:31 pm

Boootiful!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Postby morag1 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:35 pm

Dont suppose I'll ever be on top of the Ben in the snow so it's great to see what it looks like, thanks for sharing your photos :D
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Re: Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Postby ally63 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:04 pm

Thanks for your comments Morag, Graeme, Tomyboy, BoyVertiginous, Lenore, Skuk007 and Tomsie.

I tried not to be too smug, BoyV, but it wasn't easy 8)

As for the stoneage type structure, Tomyboy, I haven't a clue what it is. Do any of you locals have any idea? While we're at it, how do you get into the emergency shelter when it's in that condition?

Not one of my best poses Tomsie. I got a bit carried away, what with the ice axe being a new purchase :roll:

Believe it or not, after nearly 50 summits this year, Mon and Tue were the first that gave any decent views at all. Just when you think it will never happen, you get your reward for the days in the mist and clag :D
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Re: Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Postby Fudgie » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:51 pm

Phenomenal pictures Ally, a rare cloud free Ben Nevis summit :clap:
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Re: Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Postby Sarah86 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:46 pm

Wow, love your photos especially the ones at the summit of Ben Nevis.
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Re: Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Postby ally63 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:40 pm

Thanks Fudgie, thanks Sarah. Yes incredibly lucky that my very first ascent of the great mountain should enjoy such fantastic views and conditions. Still waiting on info as to what the 'stonehenge' type structure is :?
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Re: Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Postby Stuart Angus » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:54 pm

Very, very, very nice:)
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Re: Let the pictures tell the tale!!!

Postby Mountainlove » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:16 am

Oh wow the pictures are amazing and you have been so lucky!!!!
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