Tuesday, 20 May 2014

20.5.14 - Ben Nevis in the sun

Today I was working for Adventure Nevis guiding a group of six  on Ben Nevis.  The weather today was all out t-shirt weather, with strong sunshine and a gentle breeze to help prevent an all out sweat-fest!  After enjoying the refreshment of ice cold water from the Red Burn,  Jadene and Sharon decided to descend leaving Tim, Kate, Julie and Jess to ascend further.  We reached the summit around 1345hrs and were treated to some great views of the surrounding areas while enjoying our well deserved lunch.  The group were impressed with the views but were restricted from seeing the full extent of this amazing place by the threat of cornices, so a short detour on descent to the rocky safe haven of the top of the Tower Ridge area gave us great views of the North Face and Coire na Ciste. Well done, not only to the guys who summited, but to the group as a whole for keeping morale high and trying their best!

"Do the zig zags ever end!?"
Relieved to have finished the Zig Zags with the end Almost in sight

Jess, Julie, Kate and Tim happy on the summit!

Big smiles from Jess!
The summit as seen from the top of Tower Ridge area
Enjoying some great views of Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil

Heli dropped bags carrying equipment and materials for upcoming foot path repais

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