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ben nevis via cmd

ben nevis via cmd


Postby joekell » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:41 pm

Route description: Ben Nevis by the Carn Mor Dearg Arete

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

Date walked: 11/08/2012

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I have read many reports on cmd so I will let the pics do the talking
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looking up the arete
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bumped into herd
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view along arete
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first steps only after a few mins to compose
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the ben and fort william
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sauchiehall st
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the ben looking good
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Re: ben nevis via cmd

Postby skuk007 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:08 pm

Some great pictures there Joe.
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Re: ben nevis via cmd

Postby LeithySuburbs » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:11 pm

skuk007 wrote:Some great pictures there Joe.


Yeah, really like the last one in particular :) .
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Re: ben nevis via cmd

Postby meangarry » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:30 am

Looked like a great day mate. :thumbup:
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Re: ben nevis via cmd

Postby Jabber » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:33 am

Must do this! Looks fantastic and I want the Navy helicopter to rescue me off the arête, just like I seen on Channel Five's Highland Emergency! :wink:
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Re: ben nevis via cmd

Postby simon-b » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:48 am

That's the way to do the Ben, Joe! Funny how all the old cliches and stereotypes come true when you reach the summit from this direction.
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Re: ben nevis via cmd

Postby gammy leg walker » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:38 pm

Jabber wrote:Must do this! Looks fantastic and I want the Navy helicopter to rescue me off the arête, just like I seen on Channel Five's Highland Emergency! :wink:



:wink: Or no :wink: you should not wish,it may come true,and then.
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Re: ben nevis via cmd

Postby joekell » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:34 pm

skuk007 wrote:Some great pictures there Joe.
cheers mate
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Re: ben nevis via cmd

Postby joekell » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:39 pm

Jabber wrote:Must do this! Looks fantastic and I want the Navy helicopter to rescue me off the arête, just like I seen on Channel Five's Highland Emergency! :wink:
you should give it a go m8 and yes mountain rescue was out in force
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Re: ben nevis via cmd

Postby joekell » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:43 pm

meangarry wrote:Looked like a great day mate. :thumbup:

was garry bit weird coming down mountain track
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Re: ben nevis via cmd

Postby joekell » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:45 pm

LeithySuburbs wrote:
skuk007 wrote:Some great pictures there Joe.


Yeah, really like the last one in particular :) .
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Re: ben nevis via cmd

Postby joekell » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:51 pm

simon-b wrote:That's the way to do the Ben, Joe! Funny how all the old cliches and stereotypes come true when you reach the summit from this direction.
to true simon was surreal reaching the summit to be met with the crowds scary on the way down to see so many people ill equiped and with kids etc I am far from a mountain snob but good boots and warm clothes are a must as well as food and water .
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