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Ben Nevis - whiteout and deep snow on the top on february

Ben Nevis - whiteout and deep snow on the top on february


Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:33 pm

Route description: Ben Nevis by the Mountain Path

Munros included on this walk: Ben Nevis

Date walked: 17/02/2015

Time taken: 5.4 hours

Distance: 15.4 km

Ascent: 1414m

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Well, february is near to the end so I decided to complete another part of my collection-mission - to climb Ben Nevis in each month of a year. Meantime I had done Ben Nevis 14x before, once also via C.M.D. arete, but still missing a climb in february and april. Last time there in december 2014 in very similar weather conditions...Finally it was my Ben Nevis no.15 today - february done and I think the april will be more gentle 8) :lol: :wink:
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Glen Nevis in the morning...light shower-rain, but good visibitity
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looking back - bridge replaced, this one is safer and stronger
:clap: :)
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The path covered by snow from here
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Looking up...and guess that the 2nd half wil lbe a different world...like usually
:roll: :lol:
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Half way: The waterfall...without waterfall
:shock: :)
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a wee snowy trail over the avalanche
:wink:
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looking back...not campers around the watter in winter
:lol:
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Camp site in the valley and view over Glen Nevis
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Getting misty...snowy...windy
:roll:
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One more view down
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...and up...ahead, nobody before me...but still visibility
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Entrance into white kingdom
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1st Cairn...very helpfull in this time
:)
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Frozen detais of another one
8) :wink:
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Frozen, silent summit
:)
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Half is done...started thinking about the way back down and really looking forward to get safely atleast to the level when atleast little visibility will alowe me feel safer
:crazy: :)
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Not busy at all today
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Self timer
:wink:
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Almost in bottom...in the "normal" world...rain again
:D :lol:
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Really not busy today - back in the car park
:D
Short video here:
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:52 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Ben Nevis - whiteout and deep snow on the top on februar

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:24 pm

I guess the Ben wasn't busy then :lol: :lol: No sign of any tourists in your photographs, I guess this means another visit in April this year :wink:
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Re: Ben Nevis - whiteout and deep snow on the top on februar

Postby dogplodder » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:02 pm

Looks cold up there but at least you had it to yourself - unlike most of us! :wink:
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Re: Ben Nevis - whiteout and deep snow on the top on februar

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:38 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:I guess the Ben wasn't busy then :lol: :lol: No sign of any tourists in your photographs, I guess this means another visit in April this year :wink:

You guess right Rod :) :clap: I hope in April this year :wink:
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Re: Ben Nevis - whiteout and deep snow on the top on februar

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:42 pm

dogplodder wrote:Looks cold up there but at least you had it to yourself - unlike most of us! :wink:

thank you :) Between spring and autumn the place is a different story :lol: a lot of people on summit always and also the path is very busy both ways in warm days :lol:
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Re: Ben Nevis - whiteout and deep snow on the top on februar

Postby MilanBohac » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:05 pm

Hi Petr,
First, I have to tell you, you are the man :clap: . Climbing Ben in these conditions must be a challenge. Have you been there on your own? If so, I admire your bravery:) Anyway, great pictures, hope to come back to Scotland as soon as possible.

Be well and take care
Milan
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Re: Ben Nevis - whiteout and deep snow on the top on februar

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:04 pm

MilanBohac wrote:Hi Petr,
First, I have to tell you, you are the man :clap: . Climbing Ben in these conditions must be a challenge. Have you been there on your own? If so, I admire your bravery:) Anyway, great pictures, hope to come back to Scotland as soon as possible.

Be well and take care
Milan


Hi Milan, thanks for your words and yes, I was there on my own...It was challenging, but it's what I love - Challenges :wink: Worse condition on Ben Nevis was during my trip in december 2014 and january 2014 :crazy: , I have not done these reports yet as I am creating reports from my previous trips slowly now step by step, but I will put them here soon. Glad to hear you love Scotland too :clap: I wish you will come soon and you will conquer and enjoy more beautiful hills here. Have a great time always in mountains, keep safe and take care
Petr
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Re: Ben Nevis - whiteout and deep snow on the top on februar

Postby Giant Stoneater » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:20 pm

Your rucksac must have been well weighted down with sandwiches at the summit since it was left open with a loose raincover.Not the best of days but if you want a challenge........
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