Ben Nevis via CMD Arete - A not so amazing trip report
by Stretch » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:42 pm
Route description: Ben Nevis by the Carn Mor Dearg Arete
Munros included on this walk: Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg
Date walked: 14/08/2010
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 17 km
Ascent: 1550mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
by magicdin » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:57 pm
Pity however that you did'nt get the weather predicted and the views,and did'nt enjoy it too much
A wee while since I was up The Ben
Sometimes on these popular hills you just have to switch off from whats going on around you.
I've felt a bit like that at times on Ben Lomond - A relief to set on down towards the Ptarmigan Ridge
I suppose it takes all types though.
Shame the weather was pants, some nice pictures of the mist though Get yourself up to Cluannie for the weekend and enjoy a pint or two with Danrun and me.
by HighlandSC » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:41 pm
by kevsbald » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:01 pm
by Stretch » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:20 pm
by Alastair S » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:39 pm
The clag does sometimes - hope you get better luck next walk
by kinley » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:55 pm
In much the same conditions
A wierdly over-optimistic forecast for saturday - at least I'd done the Ring of Steall a few times before
Scotland at its most contrary.
by mountain tortoise » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:06 pm
by Stretch » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:28 pm
mountain tortoise wrote:Just think of the crowds there would have been on a nice day At least you nearly had the place to your self.
I can only imagine! Only myself and 3 friendly walkers on the arete itself, but of course I couldn't see back behind me to tell if there were others lol.
by skuk007 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:38 pm
Wonder if there is an insurance policy where we could get compensation from the Met Office when they get it sooooo wrong.
by Barnety2000 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:02 pm
And I have never ever seen so many people on top of Ben Nevis as that- you could tell it was a saturday in August!
by MC-75 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:25 pm
I was lucky to get some great views from the Arete, and the drops on either side, certainly gave me the heebie jeebies at one point, when I had a slip on a loose rock.
Shame the crowd's at the top spoiled you day too, but I have to agree with you on the way some folk were dressed. I passed one guy in shorts and sandles. And another in a pink tutu. Considering they had to cross about 400m of slushy snow, about 6" deep before they reached the summit, (in June btw), I thought to myself, "you ain't gonna make it".
Otherwise, I had a great day out, and I was so glad I did the "climbers" route.
by HighlandSC » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:52 pm
When I did the tourist route we hit it early on a Tuesday morning - still plenty of people but nothing compared to what seems to be at weekends. And we were following a bunch of hot chicks in tight jeans
by Graeme D » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:11 pm