/ Ben Nevis via Tower Ridge Trip Report

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thrillseekerz - on 27 Feb 2014

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!

http://thrillseekersanonymous.com/2014/02/26/a-good-day-for-the-ben/
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Kevin Woods - on 27 Feb 2014
In reply to thrillseekerz:

Nice write up. Dropping a compass; baddd idea!
JamieSparkes - on 27 Feb 2014
In reply to thrillseekerz:

An entertaining little write up :)
markh554 on 27 Feb 2014
In reply to thrillseekerz:

Nice reading. Well done getting off, but bet you wished you remembered your iphone compass earlier!
JLS on 27 Feb 2014
In reply to thrillseekerz:

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.
martinph78 on 27 Feb 2014
In reply to thrillseekerz:

Maybe change your kit list to 1 compass and 1 spare compass!

Sounds like a mini-epic. Nice one :)
thrillseekerz - on 28 Feb 2014
Thanks for reading everyone. Definitely have a spare compass stashed in the pack in addition to one I will wear around my neck. Won't ever happen again :) There are lots of rumors about the Ben's demanding conditions and boy, the Ben did not disappoint! Glad you could all enjoy the write-up. It's always near impossible translating such an experience into writing.
gergosantha - on 28 Feb 2014
In reply to thrillseekerz:

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!
marzi - on 28 Feb 2014
In reply to thrillseekerz:

Interesting read, were going to try it next week. What was the wind forecast the day you did it?
thrillseekerz - on 01 Mar 2014
In reply to steve maher:

The wind forecast was 50mph I believe. When we left the CIC there were zero winds, but naturally that changed as the day progressed.
marzi - on 01 Mar 2014
In reply to thrillseekerz:

You got some balls, Id be wary of getting on the ridge in gale force winds, but you got it done, nails!!
In reply to steve maher:

> You got some balls,

If I've read the blog correctly Ms thrillseekerz may have these plentifully metaphorically, but not in the literal sense! :)

thrillseekerz - on 01 Mar 2014
In reply to steve maher:

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.
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thrillseekerz - on 01 Mar 2014
In reply to TobyA:

Some days :)

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