Thursday, 9 August 2012

08.08.2012 Ben Nevis mountain path via north face car park!

Yesterday I set out to guide Warren and his two sons on the Carn Mor Dearg Arête.  After a short while, it became apparent that the youngest member of the team, aged 13, was not really capable of this long and strenuous route.  After considering our options to either ascend Carn Mor Dearg and then back to the north face car park or to cross the river and continue up the mountain path, the team chose to go for the summit! We then took a direct route from the top north face car park to the path besides the half way lochan. This was a river crossing, bog riddled, calf burning endeavour which added another dimension to an already challenging day. We eventually all made it to the summit and achieved our goal, Well done guys!

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