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Ben Nevis via C.M.D. arete incl.video - clear view in Summer

Ben Nevis via C.M.D. arete incl.video - clear view in Summer


Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:01 pm

Route description: Ben Nevis by the Carn Mor Dearg Arete

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

Date walked: 26/07/2014

Time taken: 6.53 hours

Distance: 18 km

Ascent: 1778m

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Started at Ben nevis Inn car park and used the turists path on begining
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After Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe turned left from the usual trail, then right on the North Face path...
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Hut of Mountaineering Club before the North Face of Ben Nevis...the C.M.D. arete in background
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The North Face of Ben Nevis
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posing before the North Face
:)
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...one more view there
There is not any path as the trail is ending in the Hut, so then you can look up ahead and decide for best climbing by your choice :roll: :lol: 8)
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Climbing the Carn Mor Deargh...really steepy
:crazy:
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Near of the top of C.M.D. - looking back on Ben Nevis opposite
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Photo from Carn Mor Dearg ( C.M.D.) summit, the C.M.D. arete behind me
8)
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Free view of Ben Nevis connected by the C.M.D. arete...Mamores in the background
:D
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Ben Nevis looks great from this side...still snow in Jully
:clap:
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view of Ben Nevis from the arete
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Walking and enjoying the ridge...
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looking from the ridge...Fort William in the background
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Ben Nevis connection
:)
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Looking back on the ridge, Carn Mor Dearg behind
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view from the end of C.M.D. arete: Mamores...The Ring of Steal & Stob Ban
8)
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Cairn on the end of the ridge, before climbing up to Ben Nevis
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...and on the top of Ben Nevis
8)
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The summit of Ben Nevis looks very busy
:shock: :shock: :shock: :lol:
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Three of the Cairns on my way back down - using the usual turists trail now
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Walking down quickly...
:)
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...really busy path in this time
:lol: :roll: :lol: :crazy: :wink:
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Time for a well deserved beer(s)
:lol: 8) :wink:
Enjoy short video from C.M:D. here:

Sorry for only Czech language in the video :wink:
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Petr Dakota
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Re: Ben Nevis via C.M.D. arete incl.video - clear view in Su

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:08 pm

Finished in the right time - the weather changed and Ben Nevis is in clouds...starting light rain...misty :crazy: :lol: :D 8)
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Re: Ben Nevis via C.M.D. arete incl.video - clear view in Su

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:32 pm

Nice one Petr, bit of a classic route, think I will tackle it starting from the North side, stay out the way of the crowds :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ben Nevis via C.M.D. arete incl.video - clear view in Su

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:30 am

The Rodmiester wrote:Nice one Petr, bit of a classic route, think I will tackle it starting from the North side, stay out the way of the crowds :lol: :lol:

Thank you Rod :) Really recommended especially in spring-autumn time when alot of turists are going visit the big Ben :lol: :lol: Also from the North is great opportunity to see the Ben Nevis all the time
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