Sunday, March 31, 2013

Winter Mountaineering : Ben Nevis

Marissa topping out on the central cascade 
Giant halo coming over the CMD arete early this morning 

Hut cascades, Carn Dearg buttress around to the  great tower, Ben Nevis 
Marissa leading a short section of ice on the way down to the hut 
Well today was another bluebird day. Although if you wanted peace and solitude then Ben Nevis was the place to be. I was surprised given the weather and conditions not to have seen more people but the hill seemed almost empty today. Perhaps it was people avoiding the idea of a scrum on a bank holiday weekend. We headed up the central cascade and then had a look at the nuts and bolts of some snow anchors and belays before heading down and Marissa putting things into practice on a short pitch.
Great weather and conditions and plenty to do on the Ben !
Today I was working for Alan Kimber, West Coast Mountain Guides