Another beautiful summers day in Lochaber, after some early morning cloud. David had never been up Ben Nevis and wanted to see and scramble in spectacular scenery and he wasn't disappointed today. We had an early start, seeing no one up the Allt a' Mhuillin and had Ledge Route to ourselves, this most spectacular of easy scrambles on The Ben. We were quickly on the summit of Carn Dearg at 11am. After a quick 'mingle' with the summit ravers on top of The Ben we quickly departed the noise and were soon on the CMD arete with peace and quiet again just in time for the sun to shine and warm up. As well as the scrambling there is always time to find other interesting things such as Alpine Mouse Ear and Golden Ringed Dragonflies to add to the day. A long day for David, up from Dundee and back in a day!
That's me off to The Alps till 15th August. I am leading a couple of treks, Tour Mont Blanc and Tour Matterhorn. Will update blog when I can - I'm not into iphone thingies yet!