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Topic - Another ben nevis question

MFB - on 12 Jun 2014
Have vague memories of both ascending and descending from corrie leis to CMD arete, steep but straight forward and pretty safe IIRC - considering using this route, in ascent, to avoid tedium of tourist path - any views? - thanks in advance john
Jamie B - on 12 Jun 2014
In reply to MFB:

May still be snow-covered.
MFB - on 12 Jun 2014
In reply to Jamie B:
that would make sense and be too exiting for my party
Post edited at 20:31
auld al on 13 Jun 2014
In reply to MFB:

done this last week - there is no problem with snow,though lots of unstable scree/blocks
benky1979 on 13 Jun 2014
In reply to MFB:

No more benches there either
MFB - on 13 Jun 2014
In reply to auld al:

thanks for the info

It tallies with my recollection, again its a bit too spicy for present company so i will miss - I'm trying to avoid tourist path without too much additional distance or exitement

john
MFB - on 13 Jun 2014
In reply to benky1979:

gutted - i will almost certainly need a rest if we reach the top

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