Tuesday, 18 May 2010


It was a beautiful, very warm and sunny day in The Highlands today. I took a trip round into the wilder areas of Ben Nevis, starting up the superb waterslide ino Coire Eoghainn, this corrie is seldom visited, except by the rare mountain ringlet butterfly in summer. This South aspect of the Ben is also famed for having the longest continous steep slopes in Britain, over 1000m. I headed up to the abseil posts and onto the Carn Mor Dearg arete. Virtually all the snow along the ridge has now gone, bar a couple of very short sections. From Carn Mor Dearg summit I headed down into Coire Giubhsach, another corrie with a wonderfully wild feel to it, only me and the ptarmigan in the corrie. Back into Glen Nevis via Bealach Cumhann with a last view looking into upper Glen Nevis and Steall. Rounded off the day with a great bike run down the glen and home. A great way to appreciate the size, bulk and parts of the Ben that you will probably never see a sole inTry it!

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