/ Ben Nevis via Tower Ridge Trip Report
I posted the details from our Tower Ridge climb on 14 February 2014. Pretty much had to dig Ben Nevis out from all the fresh snow!
Nice write up. Dropping a compass; baddd idea!
An entertaining little write up :)
Nice reading. Well done getting off, but bet you wished you remembered your iphone compass earlier!
Shame about getting stuck at the top for a few hours, still at least you got a nice day for it. Could have been quite rough in bad weather.
Maybe change your kit list to 1 compass and 1 spare compass!
Sounds like a mini-epic. Nice one :)
Nice article! Same story a couple of weeks ago, but we just hiked up to the summit and back. I used an Android navigation app with a downloaded Ben Nevis descent GPS track - it was a frightening experience to follow that small device in the white out. Not recommended!
Interesting read, were going to try it next week. What was the wind forecast the day you did it?
The wind forecast was 50mph I believe. When we left the CIC there were zero winds, but naturally that changed as the day progressed.
You got some balls, Id be wary of getting on the ridge in gale force winds, but you got it done, nails!!
If I've read the blog correctly Ms thrillseekerz may have these plentifully metaphorically, but not in the literal sense! :)
it was dead calm with negligible winds until around 1300, and then as the saying goes, "the rest is history". We didn't get truly socked in until we were topping out.
Some days :)
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