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Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

Postby EACHANN AN DOIRE » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:10 pm

Munros included on this walk: Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg

Date walked: 26/06/2009

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Here is my diary entry for this day.....

Well that's it done - an utterly fabulous day out. The weather couldn't have been better. We set off under a clear blue sky on near enough the longest day of the year. We took route "A" in the McNeish book - i.e. up to the so called half way Lochain, clockwise round the route. Then across Coire Leis and up the other side to the top of Carn Mor Dearg. From there we followed the ridge all the way to the top of Ben Nevis which, of course, was fairly busy. Got the stove out and made us a roll and square sausage and a hot drink. Took the tourist route down and we were both very glad we hadn't come up that way - it would have been soul destroying. No boring paragraphs about what a fabulous mountain this is and besides I don't have the words to describe it or do it justice - it has to be experienced to appreciate it.

No 1 son, Neil Maclean, approaching the CMD arret
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Re: Ben Nevis

Postby kjudge6 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:21 pm

Your picture did it justice mate. Looks like a good clear day in the pic!

We climbed it last September, starting from Fort William golf course (pints and hospitality excellent there!!!) and only managed brief spells of clear skies, althought the camera caught some great Scottish views and scenery!

A great walk taking in 2 major Munros, fantastic day!
Carn Mor Dearg
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Re: Ben Nevis

Postby kevsbald » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:40 pm

I dinnae hae those pics. Have I failed?
I'll try harder tho. 8)
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Re: Ben Nevis

Postby skuk007 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:31 pm

Can't wait to do the Ben via this route - been up three times now all via the Pony Trail.
The CMD route looks so much more interesting.
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