More of a winter walk than a climb but still a great day out with ya spikey feet on

Ticklists: Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey.

tomwhitchurch 21/Nov Solo

In descent.

mattsnow 27/Sep Solo O/S

Descent on Mountain Track

Hidden 19/Jul Solo O/S
IainMay 04/Jun Solo O/S
Andypotter3 ?/Jun -
Hidden 18/Apr Solo
Phil Ingle 05/Apr Solo

It all looked a bit hot for ice climbing today, so we ambled up Carn Dearg Meadhonach then along to CMD, along the ridge, up the Ben and down Red Burn. A great winter walk. It was about my 10th time on the top of the Ben, but the first time I had a view and didnt have to navigate off on a bearing.

with Richard Lade
Simon Caldwell 03/Apr Solo rpt

The best condition I've done this in, despite the clag and drizzle, covered in snow with hardly any rocks visible, lots of great knife edge snow aretes. We were the first along the ridge that day, probably the last as well as it was 3pm, amazing for Good Friday!

with Carmen
Hidden 03/Apr Solo
Hidden ?/Apr Lead
simrun 26/Mar Solo

Gained the arĂȘte from Coire Leis. Low cloud base made it difficult to get more than fleeting glimpses of potential gaps in the cornices. Slopes on the other side were very avalanchy. Whiteout once we got up.

Chrismith 25/Mar Solo
David Woods 21/Mar Solo
adamarchie 21/Mar Solo O/S

Warming up so went high. Great weather and a Saturday, so all desirable climbs packed with people, and fragile ice with recent freeze-thaw causing lots of shrapnel. Tower Scoop was the consolation prize, followed by climb past The Elephant to stunning views on the plateau and CMD. First visit to Sammy's chip shop followed!

Richiewild 21/Mar Solo O/S

From the CIC hut we acceded direct to the CMD Summit, over the Arete and onto Ben Nevis. The snow was soft and the weather was red hot.

with Stephen O'Neil.
Hidden 21/Mar Solo
Hidden 18/Mar Solo
MJAS82 18/Mar -
Hidden 17/Mar -
Louvet 17/Mar -
with Tarquin
andrewmcleod 16/Mar Solo

Via Nevis Range gondola, Carn Dearg Meadhonach east ridge and onwards to Ben Nevis.

ewalker278 16/Mar Solo
Liam Ingram 15/Mar -
catrin289 15/Mar Solo
Victor Ivanov 14/Mar Solo O/S
Sam Shilliday 14/Mar Solo
alexmcmillan 14/Mar AltLd O/S


with EUMC
Pete Pozman 14/Mar Solo rpt

Saw a brocken spectre. As good as it gets on a beautiful day.

with John Byrne, Pete Crosby
gavinpeach 14/Mar -

Beautiful weather. Started at North Face. Descended via tourist trail.

with Chris Hough
Hidden ?/Mar Solo
eoinb ?/Mar Solo
Hidden ?/Mar -
Tom.Priestley 25/Feb Solo O/S

In cloud and deep powder. Easier than striding edge.

Hidden 21/Feb Solo
Foghbags 20/Feb Solo
Hidden 14/Feb Solo
Finn Curry 13/Feb Solo
Phill_ Thompson 08/Feb Solo
Mr Fuller 08/Feb Solo O/S

In descent. Excellent conditions.

with Andy Basford, Katie McKay
Hidden 08/Feb Solo
Nick_Merriman 07/Feb Solo

Perfect conditions with a cloud free summit on Ben Nevis! Absolutely fantastic views!

Alpenglow 07/Feb Solo O/S

Fantastic views, clear day - amazing route!

with Adam M
Tim Harper 07/Feb Solo
tomowen13 07/Feb Solo
petecurt 03/Feb Solo
ross brinson 24/Jan Solo
with Chris Clifford
Matt Schwarz 21/Jan Solo O/S

amazing conditions and my first summit of the ben

FionaNicholson 17/Jan -
royalste45 17/Jan -

Used this route to come down from the ledge route . Gave awesome views of the Ben winter climb

Hidden 17/Jan Solo dnf
arose 06/Jan Solo

Blustery but good fun. Turned for home at the col and headed down coire leis

joesmith 06/Jan Solo
bazilikiukas 03/Jan -

10h of bad ass job

WhipperSnapper 03/Jan Solo
with Mary, Minty
plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
David Stevens ??/2015 -
Dale Finnie ??/2015 Solo
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Simon Preuss
Simon Preuss ?/Dec/14 -
luckyjim 05/Nov/14 AltLd
with E Parton
Chris Huntington 01/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/14 -
Hidden 30/May/14 -
cpforbes 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Richiewild 19/Apr/14 Solo

Great winter conditions. Sunny day throughout the traverse and had the CMD Arete to myself.

Gudge 18/Apr/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Solo
prwalker 18/Apr/14 -
with wupert
Jack Whiteley 11/Apr/14 -

Great fun

with Sarah
ssnow157 11/Apr/14 -

May be more of a winter walk with spikey feet on but still gnarly-est thing i've ever done-amazing fun!

with Jack
Adamski1986 ?/Apr/14 -
Hidden 23/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden 22/Mar/14 Solo
Hidden 11/Mar/14 Solo O/S
climber34neil 10/Mar/14 -

After minus 3 and NEB

boyson 05/Mar/14 Solo
alastairbegley 01/Mar/14 Solo

Great condition, mostly neve on the arete, and slopes up to the summit were wind scoured and icy.

somethingelse ?/Mar/14 2nd

glorious day in sunshine, neve and blue skies. fantastically shaped snow arete. concentrated the mind.

with Jim
Jim Brownlow 18/Feb/14 -
with Jodie Wood
gav 16/Feb/14 Solo
with Anna, Katie, Miles
doughobbs 07/Feb/14 -

Cable car upto 600 meters then into the snow! pretty breezy and avalanche conditions considerable/high although looking at the conditions there it was not that bad. the ridge route was pretty busy (20 people on it!) but its a stunning route to do! last pull upto Ben summit took it out of several of the group - sun and reasonably calm conditions on the summit, lonnnng drag back through the forest once off the mountain. Deffo must come back and do this again!

with Johnny (Cloggies), Matt (Cloggies), Jacki (Cloggies), Old Dave (Cloggies), Christine (Cloggies), Ross Morton (Cloggies), Chris Cope (Cloggies), Mo Walker (Cloggies)
MoWalker3 07/Feb/14 -
Hidden 03/Jan/14 Solo
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
cas smerdon 30/Dec/13 Solo
with Mark S
Nath93 24/Nov/13 Solo
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Solo O/S
alexei.nicholas 23/Nov/13 AltLd

Moved together, topped out in dark. Started from Ben Nevis end, impressive route

partz 23/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Dark. Good ridge though!

Hidden 23/Nov/13 -
Hidden 23/Nov/13 -
EmSto 22/Nov/13 -
JackM92 08/Nov/13 Solo
bigrik30 02/Nov/13 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/13 Solo
gazj1986 26/Oct/13 -

nice arete, aweful weather

Hidden 28/Sep/13 -
Yasmin Loraine 27/Jun/13 -

Beautiful clear day, mist lifting off the summit of Ben Nevis at around 4pm. lots of rests to take photos, fairly easy walk. 10hrs completion. returned via the Nevis tourist route. Nice scramble up to the summit of CMD heading straight up the ridge from the mountain hut.

arduff 06/Apr/13 Solo

After east ridge of thingy

stev1e.wilso 31/Mar/13 Solo
with Tom
Tim Rodgers 30/Mar/13 Solo
allyrocke 17/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with Emma Tivey, Max Scherer, Alex Toomey
Hidden 13/Mar/13 -
Michael Lewis 04/Mar/13 -
James90 02/Mar/13 -
pzkeeper 26/Feb/13 -
with Pete B, Richard B, Paul S
Hidden 26/Feb/13 Solo O/S
augustus trout 25/Feb/13 Lead
dan_the_dingo 24/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Solo
prwalker 24/Feb/13 Solo
with wupert
cat22 23/Feb/13 -
with Mike
bigredsquirrel 22/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Liz Smith
Dustin 22/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 18/Feb/13 -
Hidden 18/Feb/13 Solo
uncontrollable 17/Feb/13 -

WMC mass assault

Monkey_Alan 17/Feb/13 Solo

S-N. Thick cloud boiling over the ridge, giving Brocken Spectres.

with Wessex MC
tomshanti 17/Feb/13 Solo rpt
TomGB 17/Feb/13 Solo O/S
tomshanti 15/Feb/13 Solo rpt

Descent from Ben Nevis after Ledge Route

lcullum7 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Joe Rudin, Olivia Neal, Greta Ferloni
chris687 02/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Solo
jon22 02/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 01/Feb/13 -
Chris dyer ?/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Tom Moores, Jack pile, Josh sims, Sam Hackney
Hidden 24/Jan/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 23/Jan/13 Solo
IJHunt 10/Jan/13 Solo O/S
with Fiona
Ady Gray ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
lou_rankine ??/2013 Solo
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -
Hidden 24/Dec/12 Solo
stafford101 18/Dec/12 -
Hidden 12/Dec/12 Solo RP
Steve Wakeford 12/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 11/Dec/12 Solo
Dan 85 04/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with Tim
Captain Solo 01/Dec/12 Solo rpt

Didn't bother with crampons as it was just fresh powder on rock but pretty wintery. A few glimpses of the Ben through gaps in the mist.

SianR 01/Dec/12 Solo
with Caroline
connor ?/Dec/12 Solo

Via corrie Giubhsachan onto the summit of Ben Nevis. Big day out

SianR 24/Nov/12 Solo
with Emma & Rich
Sliabh1982 ?/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 28/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 12/Apr/12 -
Hidden 24/Mar/12 -
jshields 17/Mar/12 Solo
thomas 10/Mar/12 Solo

Continued with arete after ascent of no 4 gully to gain plateau, enjoyable day if not misty and strong winds. All snow on the arete had blown off due to strong westerlies and a thaw.

with Phil Burling
jdgaventa 15/Feb/12 Solo
ilch 14/Feb/12 -
Hidden 14/Feb/12 -
Michael Aylen 14/Feb/12 -
simonward 03/Feb/12 Solo O/S
epic ed 03/Feb/12 Solo

Blue sky!

with Greg, John Barrett, Ben M
jonesieboy ?/Feb/12 Solo
Jones_88 27/Jan/12 Solo
Simnel 27/Jan/12 Solo

Great day out.

with Mark, Alan, Tony S
Anthony1 27/Jan/12 Solo
with Mark D, Alan, John L
dakidunn 27/Jan/12 Solo
with Simnel
Hidden 16/Jan/12 Solo
mikemartin 15/Jan/12 Solo
sleeplessjb 09/Jan/12 Solo O/S
cbeard 01/Jan/12 -
Hidden 01/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/12 Lead
centurion05 ??/2012 -
goatee ??/2012 Solo
Patzl ??/2012 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
Euan Todd ??/2012 Solo

With SUMC.

Meinertzhagen 18/Dec/11 -
Tony Hy 03/Sep/11 -
with Tony, Ian
adam clarke 14/May/11 -
with James Hulme, Hannah Hulme Hunter
cubehead 20/Mar/11 Solo

Very windy above 3000ft with occasional blizzards. Started raining on descent - p**s wet through when reached NF carpark

stratandrew 16/Mar/11 Solo

TNF car park to summit of Carn Mor Dearg through heavy lyning snow but on the most beautiful sunny winters day. visibility - the whole of Scotland! lunch on the arete. ben nevis summit then return via half way lochan. 10 hr round trip.

with Katharine Bagshaw
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden 23/Feb/11 Solo
johannes 12/Feb/11 Solo O/S

Descent after doing Tower Ridge, a very good choice provided sufficient time

scatface 10/Feb/11 Solo
with pepette
Hidden 10/Feb/11 Solo
waiting for snow ?/Feb/11 Solo
Thoms6974 29/Jan/11 Solo O/S

Descent after Tower Ridge and finding friends at the summit, sat in the sun watching the Mamores for a bit

with Syris, Dave S, Emma, Ross
riven 29/Jan/11 Solo O/S

In descent

richie88 25/Jan/11 -
Hidden 23/Jan/11 Solo
mksmith35 09/Jan/11 Solo O/S
iwebster59017 09/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Stuzz 09/Jan/11 Solo rpt
with Nick
colenn 02/Jan/11 Solo rpt
with Rob Noone, Peter Britton
stafford101 02/Jan/11 -
Hidden 02/Jan/11 Solo
Clay C 02/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with Harry K
Rob N 02/Jan/11 Solo
nich0las 01/Jan/11 Solo
aneate ?/Jan/11 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
isi_o ??/2011 -
Hidden 30/Dec/10 -
Hidden 30/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Dec/10 Solo
trev_f 15/Dec/10 -
xusa 13/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 05/Dec/10 Solo
Drew M ?/Dec/10 Solo
connor ?/Dec/10 Solo

Really bad weather, had to navigate to and from the summit of CMD and Ben Nevis

Hidden 27/Nov/10 Solo
CMCM ?/Nov/10 Solo O/S

Very deep powdery snow and white out conditions. A long and rewarding day out.

storky 23/Oct/10 -
scallan022 21/Oct/10 Solo dnf
Hidden 29/Aug/10 -
carpguru 20/Apr/10 Solo
Smelly Fox 18/Apr/10 Solo O/S
jonnie3430 14/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden 14/Apr/10 Solo
Nordic 04/Apr/10 Solo
blackpoolrock 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S

In perfect conditions, plenty of snow coverage gave that classic Alpine look and feel. Not that hard, but had to be careful at times all the same.

with Yes
Craig Geddes 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Ellie Ames
Webster 04/Apr/10 Solo

plenty of snow, made it easier than in summer, no actual climbing involved but still a 3 star ridge with some exposure.

Lawrie Brand 04/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Pat-H ?/Apr/10 Solo O/S
jac00 15/Mar/10 Solo
with Tom
Hidden 10/Mar/10 -
Chirs 09/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 08/Mar/10 Solo
tomtom89 ?/Mar/10 Solo
with Jack
Hidden 23/Feb/10 Solo
Mayaculpa 22/Feb/10 Solo

No cloud or wind. Just sunshine and snow minus 10 degrees. perfect

Liam Martin 20/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Daniel Sutherland 20/Feb/10 Solo O/S
gazb 20/Feb/10 Solo
with daniel sutherland, liam martin
andy tetsill 16/Feb/10 Solo

deep soft snow

Adam T 13/Feb/10 -
with Rob
Hidden ?/Feb/10 -
Hidden 30/Jan/10 Solo
Calder 30/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Mike
asmith37 26/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/10 Solo O/S
fall-line 23/Jan/10 -

EUHWC Burns Weekend, not great views but good snow, very easy.

Glyn 09/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with Amy
tsl42 07/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Lovely conditions.

with Francis Casson
freemanTom 01/Jan/10 -

Hard to think of a better way to spend New Years day. Good weather was mostly had. I did vote for bailing at one point but fortunately Burncool and Drop Out are made of sterner stuff.

with Ben, Burncool
Hidden ??/2010 -
jfmchivall ??/2010 Solo
hikerman ??/2010 -
Andy Hewison ??/2010 Solo
with Steve T
zebidee ??/2010 -
with Kevin Croft
Fiona Reid 29/Dec/09 Solo

Great day in perfect snowy conditions. Spindrift a bit annoying.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 29/Dec/09 Solo

An enjoyable wander.

with Fiona
stewdickson 12/Dec/09 -
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Solo O/S
jimmac 03/Dec/09 Solo

great conditions, loads of snow, long day,

with dion lannen
rclarke 28/Nov/09 -

I have been less scared in my life but the views were amazing

dj_brigham05 28/Nov/09 -
Only a hill 08/Nov/09 Solo rpt

Near-perfect conditions. A stunning mountain day.

Hidden 11/Jul/09 Solo
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Solo
Hidden 11/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden 10/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden 18/May/09 -
Only a hill 11/May/09 Solo O/S

A beautiful day. Everything I had always hoped it would be.

Nille 09/May/09 Solo O/S
Will Smith 12/Apr/09 -
with Rob, Matt, Carmen, Simon
Patrick803 10/Mar/09 Solo

Deep snow made this a hard slog but worth it to get the fantastic views.

with Jamie Hageman
Hidden 26/Feb/09 Lead
the colonel 15/Feb/09 Solo O/S

getting up to it from Coire Leis was hard work! Went to Carn mor Dearg rather than up to Ben Nevis.

Nicos 13/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Richard Holowka ?/Feb/09 Solo

Grim Miserable Scottish weather. Welcome break in the summit shelter. Back after dark due to late start. All in all a good day out.

jasoncash ?/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Timo Austino 03/Jan/09 Lead O/S

great day - said hello to Simon, down in Glen Nevis..

with Nats
texuspete 02/Jan/09 Solo O/S

Verglassed descent from The Ben

Hoyes 02/Jan/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Solo
Ross McGibbon ??/2009 -
rossn ??/2009 -
Hexman 31/Dec/08 Solo

Great winter walk, amazing views with the temperature inversion, a top day out!

with Hannah and Rich Isbister
KeithW 31/Dec/08 Solo O/S

Descent route from summit to CMD & then down. Perfect day.

Bisteris 31/Dec/08 -
with Hannah Jenkins, Rhys Jenkins
Jonny M 28/Dec/08 Solo O/S
GiveHerHelen 28/Dec/08 Solo O/S
joeydurkin 26/Dec/08 Solo

Topped out on to the Ben in the best Inversion I have seen.

with Dave Gleave
Erik_M 08/Nov/08 Solo O/S
ed woods 01/Nov/08 Solo
with Dad
FrankW 01/Nov/08 Solo
with Trig's
Hidden ?/Nov/08 Solo
SianR ?/Nov/08 Solo
with GUMC
Jon Olliffe 20/Jul/08 -
Hidden 11/May/08 AltLd
khalidq 05/Apr/08 Solo O/S

Big day out.

with Andrew Stuart
Hidden 15/Mar/08 Solo
d80f0u 09/Feb/08 Solo

Didn't think it deserved the hype, but maybe crap weather to blame.

with Alex
Hidden ?/Feb/08 -
dansmonkeytroubles ?/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with Joe Harris
J Brown 12/Jan/08 Lead O/S

Beautiful weather, and beautiful views - a great day out.

williamkenny820 12/Jan/08 -
with Jamie Brown
mickd ??/2008 -
peebles boy ??/2008 Solo
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
Cardi 18/Dec/07 Solo

In descent, barely any snow

Hidden 09/Sep/07 Solo
Hidden ?/May/07 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 13/Mar/07 -

With guide - moving together.

with Adrian Fagg, Ian Whitehead
Hidden ?/Mar/07 -
goingupintheworld ?/Mar/07 Solo
with RUMC
baldie_chick ??/2007 -
oliverk ??/2007 -
Nicos 08/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with mark richardson
Hidden 18/Mar/06 Solo
Hidden 18/Feb/06 Solo
no_more_scotch_eggs ?/Feb/06 -

not much snow really, but an alpine start, sunrise near the top of carn mor dearg was amazing

kjbix ??/2006 -
Hidden 31/Dec/05 Solo
Hidden ?/Oct/05 -
Hidden 18/Feb/05 -
speedymccreedy 31/Jan/05 -

MRT: Adams, Fenlon, Stone.

with RAF MRS
Nicos 27/Jan/05 Lead O/S
with mark richardson
rambler_gary ??/2005 -
AG ??/2004 -
Hidden 30/Dec/03 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/03 Solo
icescrew ?/Aug/02 Solo O/S
BigHell ?/Nov/01 -

Long day Climbed Carn amaor Dearg them crossed the Arete to the summit of Ben Nevis this being the second of three summits of the Ben .

with Gary
Captain Solo 21/Apr/01 Solo
with Ian Everard
Hidden 18/Mar/01 -
Hidden ?/Feb/01 Lead
D.Russell ??/2000 -
with Dad
Hidden ??/2000 -
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
Gman ?/Apr/99 Solo O/S
with Dan, Brian, Snook
paulh.0776 ?/Nov/98 Solo O/S
with peter
Louis Hume ??/1998 Solo
with Mustillos
Nigel R Lewis ?/Jun/97 Solo
with Lisa Lewis
Jacob Ram 05/Mar/97 Solo
iskra2000 23/Jan/97 Solo
with Mark Smith
NickJH ?/Mar/96 -
with JOwen
johnkeith ??/1995 -
dale1968 24/Nov/92 Solo O/S

40 cdo rm, perfect condtions

Scott McRae ?/Sep/90 Solo O/S

Lovely early snow on final ascent up the Ben

with Jez Hall
Simon Caldwell ??/1990 -
Hammy 15/Jan/87 Solo
Yourlead 02/Jan/86 Solo
with Mike, Donald Williamson
Iain Thow 09/Mar/80 Solo
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/77 -

Climbed about 4 times over the years but the last few seasons has seen superb weather and conditions!

Hidden ?/Feb/76 Lead
Hidden ??/1975 -
crowberry gully 02/Apr/73 -
uphillnow ??/1963 -
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