Saturday, 21 December 2013
WILD DAY ON BEN NEVIS
Lydia was back out with me today. After a couple of days Munro bagging in The Cairngorms early last week she was keen to bag Ben Nevis today. Despite a dire forecast of high winds, hail, lightning and rain we set off up The Mountain Path. Our original plan was for something more exciting over on the north side but the weather always wins. We did well getting to over 1050m today before enough was enough and mobility was becoming difficult. Good points today; cloud off the summits all morning, dry apart from a shower 20 minutes from the end and a very quiet path. We passed only 4 hardy souls all day. The shortest day of the year was marked at midnight yesterday with some very lively lightning and thunderstorms over Lochaber. More snow and cold weather over next few days. Along with the usual high winds.