Saturday, 8 May 2010

BEN NEVIS, AGAIN

Another glorious day with wall to wall sunshine, light winds and superb visability, despite a pesamistic mountain forecast. Fourth time up Ben nevis this week for me. Today Susan, Christal and Jorgan all from various parts of Europe had a cracker of a day on The Ben. It was another busy day with loads of 3 peak challenge events going on but with a latish morning start we managed to be behind the main 'rush hour' parties. To find a bit of peace and quiet we went over to the lip of the north face for some great views into the 'other' Ben Nevis. It was lovely and warm on the summit, basking in the sun and snow. I noticed one of the leaders on a challenge event was picking up all the plastic bottles, banana skins and other disgraceful litter left behind, good on him. Looks set to be sunny and cool for next few days, or maybe these snow showers forecast over the last couple of days may drift in, we shall see.

2 comments:

Sam said...

Really pleased to see conditions on the Ben are good for 3 Peaks attempts. Mine is next weekend, starting 5pm sp may get the descending crowds in the way but a clear run at base on return!

Looks like a brilliant day out had by all

Gary said...

Good luck Sam, you may even have some form of summer conditions by next weekend, then again it could be snowing again!