Saturday, 9 March 2013

09.03.13 - Ben Nevis by the Moutain Path

Today I was working for Lochaber Guides, guiding Agata and John, two Norweigans enjoying all Scotland had to offer on holiday, on the mountain path from the Ben Nevis Inn.  After a quick kit check and explanation of the route we were taking, we set off.  Conditions throughout the day were fairly good with the odd bit of wind, that was until we had cleared the top of the zig zags and then the force of the wind nearly blew us off our feet, with strong gusts blowing the odd bit of stingy spin drift in our faces and periodically obscuring visibility to less than 20m.  The wind was so severe that Agata even had to wave good bye to her glove!  After some compass work, given the low visibility, we made our way to the summit and after a brief rest from the wind, descended via the red burn.  A great day out for Agata and John, bagging the top in challenging conditions, Well Done Guys!

John and Agata about to start off!
Half way at the Red Burn!

Agata and John proud at the summit!

Summit trig point today

John and Agata descending the Red Burn

Dave and Jamie, also descending Red Burn

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