Saturday, 21 March 2015


Eva & Tim on their way to Carn Mor Dearg
Carn Mor Dearg summit
Tonnes of Alpine snow on the eastern side of Crn Mor Dearg
NE Buttress & Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis
Eva & Tim with big smiles all day
Carn Mor Dearg arete
Looking over to the Little Brenva Face from the arete
Loch Linnhe & Mull from the final slopes to the summit of Ben Nevis
Tim enjoying the exposure
Looking down to Glen Nevis and Aonach Beag in the distance
The North Face of Ben Nevis
Tower Ridge from the summit plateau of Ben Nevis
Summit smiles on Ben Nevis
What an amazing month March has been. We've enjoyed some of the finest weather and snow conditions all winter here in The Highlands. Today was another of those fabulous days that we've come to enjoy with cloudless skies, no wind, bright sun and super snow conditions. Eva and Tim we're over the moon (there's a pun there somewhere) to get a day like we had on Ben Nevis. After our skills day yesterday they we're up for more than just 'bagging' the summit of the Ben. The CMD arete is the finest walking route up to Ben Nevis. It's a long day but with the most spectacular of views you will ever get. As soon as you step foot on the lower slopes of Carn Mor Dearg you have wonderful views of the North Face of Ben Nevis. It just gets more and more impressive as you gain height. We made great time to the summit and so had a leisurely walk along the arete to take in all the magic views and soak up those rays of sun. We were down to baselayes for most of the day and got down with red faces. Lots of snow still for walking and climbing on Ben Nevis and many other mountains in Scotland. Looks like colder conditions with fresh snow this coming week. As I have mentioned several times, winter is far from over!

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