Friday, 27 April 2012


Diann enjoying the Alpine conditions, snow at 950m
The quiet Pony Track
Tower Ridge well rimed
Looking across to Carn Dearg
Looking across to Aonach Mor, CMD from the top of Comb Gully
Tower Ridge
After the gloomy day on Ben Nevis yesterday I was back again with Diann today and in a completely different light. This was Diann's first major hill walk and she was so lucky to get a day like we had. Beautiful clear skies this morning and some cloud did threaten to cover the tops, as the forecast said, but we were so fortunate that all the showery cloud seemed to be avoiding the UK's highest point. Fabulous views and clarity of light today. We ventured off the Pony Path and I took Diann around the north face corrie rim to show her the delights that the 'other side' Ben Nevis has to offer. She was well impressed and amazed at the view and scale of the mountain. We were well down toward Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe before te shower clouds eventually came over and had a hour or so of snow showers at the end of a perfect day. She's threatening to drag her partner out on the Scottish hills now! The weekend looks like a cracker-enjoy!

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