Nathan Adam 28/Oct Solo rpt
scottie390 28/Oct Lead rpt
with Linsay Macleod
Hidden 27/Oct AltLd
Mattiussi 05/Aug Solo

Ascent completed after heavy rain with poor visibility. Protected the “crux” due to this section being extremely wet and slippery. Soloed the remainder. Great route when conditions aren’t ideal.

robinmcna 27/Jul Lead dnf

Weather too poor. Sure it would still go but with inexperienced people and did not know the route well enough to take others comfortably. Excellent cup of tea had in the CIC after.

F15b 17/May Solo O/S
with Fraser
David Cooper 28/Apr Solo rpt

Not quite winter but definately not summer. Wet snow cover. Before ski descents of no.5, south castle, no.2, no.3

loonylovegood93 05/Apr 2nd O/S
RM199 05/Apr Lead O/S

In descent x2

Alpenglow 01/Apr Solo rpt

Alpine conditions!

with JemG
JemG 01/Apr Solo O/S
with dan pocock
Oliver Smaje 01/Apr Solo rpt

After the curtain.

with Jamie, Sophie R
lanky 01/Apr Solo

descent, good route

with Aidan
Ianhulme 01/Apr Solo O/S
with Tom Hocking, Ed
Al_Mac 01/Apr Solo

Finished up after doing waterfall gully. Properly alpine feeling, which was a total contrast to the properly Scottish feeling we got last time!

rockover 01/Apr -
with Jamie light
Hidden 01/Apr Lead
Mbaillie 01/Apr Solo
with Al_Mac
edprince 01/Apr Solo
with Tom Hocking
Hidden 01/Apr AltLd
Hidden 31/Mar 2nd
alexm198 31/Mar Solo O/S

Fifth ridge of the day. Did this one in descent. Lovely conditions and great evening light, felt very alpine! Fantastic way to end a huge day! Back to the tent for a beer, copious quantities of tortellini, and then the immediate onset of coma.

Matt Harle 31/Mar Solo O/S

Descended. 5/5 of all the ridges in a day.

Hidden 31/Mar Lead
chisanga 31/Mar AltLd O/S
with Justin
evanc77 31/Mar -
Daniontherocks 31/Mar -

Moved together

with evanc77
Dave Payne 30/Mar Solo
Claireybloomers 30/Mar Solo
George Ponsonby 30/Mar Solo O/S
morpcat 30/Mar -
Paul Collins 30/Mar Solo
with George
Colin Dyer 30/Mar Solo

In decent short roping as a 3. Good solid snow at the moment.

andy dunn 30/Mar Solo
Hidden 29/Mar Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Mar 2nd
Jim blackford 28/Mar AltLd O/S

Took the second ledge right -having done the original route in summer

raidiun 28/Mar AltLd O/S

Moved together whole route, Jim up front. First time up Ben Nevis. Cloudy across the top but sunny on the summit.

Hidden 27/Mar Solo
Rhys Deane 24/Mar Lead
Liam42 24/Mar 2nd

roped together...placed a couple of runners....great conditions but horrible walk off

with rhys
Brian Pollock 24/Mar Solo O/S
with Neil
mikewilson789 19/Mar Lead rpt
with michael mudie
climbergg 19/Mar AltLd

Perfect conditions and perfect weather

Samuel Wainwright 18/Mar Solo O/S
Jacktheclimber 17/Mar Solo
philippoc93 12/Mar Solo O/S

Descent via Ledge Route after doing Tower Ridge.

with Steve Holmes
colb 11/Mar AltLd
with IanMcC
Hidden 11/Mar Lead
Hidden 11/Mar Solo
IanMcC 11/Mar -

Traversed across from bottom of Neptune Gully, whose first pitch was unfrozen.

with ColinB
Si 07/Mar Lead
with Working
maxf 07/Mar Solo
SJPowderham1 04/Mar -

Decending off of Harrisons Climb Direct

jgardiner 03/Mar Lead

Moved together. Great snow conditions.

with Sam
JoeCollins 03/Mar Solo
jimbonfire 01/Mar Solo O/S
marcus10 ?/Mar Lead

Best day I've ever had in winter. Perfect weather and conditions with enthusiastic company. Well done boys.

with Nick Edwards, George Bell
oonagh thin ?/Mar Solo
Mattypy282 28/Feb Lead O/S
Zoomer 26/Feb Lead O/S

Went to look at the Curtain but the first pitch was very thin. Walked up to 50m before Ledge Route and led a pitch on steep ice before continuing along Ledge Route. Good day out.

with A Student
andymcronald 26/Feb -
Hidden 25/Feb AltLd O/S
Jamg 25/Feb -
Matt Crolla 25/Feb AltLd O/S
with Ollie
nathanjmasters 25/Feb Lead
with Sam Smithers, Tom Timberlake
sacdenouilles 25/Feb -

Brillant day. Gale force easterly wind at CIC Hut, Sunny and calm on the route, managed a picnic on the last terrace. No wind on the plateau. Dawn No4 Gully.

with J F Philippe, Hélène Mamet
DavidHendry87 25/Feb -

Weather was amazing. What a route

dboyd197 25/Feb Solo

Perfect day for the ascent of Ledge route with blue skies and no wind. What a day. Snow as a little soft at the top as it was in the sun.

atthedropofahat 25/Feb Lead O/S

Alpine conditions, easy going, 50 mile views. Worth the 4 year wait.

Sam B 25/Feb AltLd O/S
adawson 25/Feb Solo
duncanedgley 25/Feb Solo
with adawson
Hidden 24/Feb Solo rpt
Mike-W-99 24/Feb Solo

Nice views but just a snowy staircase at the moment.

Hidden 24/Feb Lead
chris2451 24/Feb Solo O/S


with DJayB
Gordon JH 24/Feb AltLd
Fiona Reid 24/Feb Solo

Great fun, bucket steps and great snow/neve the whole way. The wind was a bit of a pain but the situation and views more than made up for that.

william henderson 24/Feb AltLd O/S

Moved together on herder terrain and soloed the rest good condition bit windy as well

Marcus McLernon 23/Feb Solo
andy2lis 23/Feb Solo
HannahC 22/Feb AltLd O/S

Pitched a couple of pitches then soloed

Hidden 22/Feb AltLd O/S
Bones [:B 21/Feb Solo
Goodstuff 21/Feb Solo

In descent after Green Gully. Lovely firm neve made it easy going. Brilliant knife-edge on the first section, pleasant zig-zagging lower down.

guy127917 21/Feb Solo

From the top of the curtain

Hidden 21/Feb Solo rpt
Hidden 21/Feb Solo
Jamiewalkerjones 20/Feb -

Beautiful. moved together all the way

with Oli, Freddy
MikeGr32 10/Feb Lead O/S
Rory Shaw 05/Feb -

Descent via CMD arete

with Jo Boyd
Daniela Balslev 04/Feb Solo O/S

Perfect conditions, amazing weather

DavidHendry87 ?/Feb 2nd
Sam116 28/Jan AltLd O/S

Great, if wet, day out

JP Williams 28/Jan AltLd O/S
with Sam116
JoeGross 28/Jan AltLd O/S
with Sam116
tc7118 27/Jan Lead
Andy Moles 11/Jan Lead
JTiners 11/Jan -

Simul Climbed

with Laurence
Hidden 11/Jan -
AndyGill 06/Jan Solo O/S
Sandy_Philip 06/Jan Solo
with Andy Gill
crawa003 04/Jan Solo O/S

Great day but the powder made it hard going.

newvena 03/Jan AltLd rpt
with will
marxk ??/2018 -
Swiss Tony ??/2018 -
Hidden ??/2018 -
clanger ??/2018 -
Hayley Wolcott ??/2018 Solo
alexcollins123 30/Dec/17 AltLd
Retro Rowan 30/Dec/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Dec/17 AltLd
Hidden 18/Dec/17 Solo
Hidden 15/Dec/17 Solo
carr0t 10/Dec/17 -
Rob Moorcroft 10/Dec/17 Lead
Johnathan 10/Dec/17 2nd O/S

Only pitched the initial 30m and the step down on the ridge. Cloudless conditions.

Hammy-G 09/Dec/17 -
Hidden 05/Dec/17 Lead O/S
Adamski1986 03/Dec/17 AltLd
Jordan Young ?/Dec/17 Solo O/S
with Hayley
smelliedebs ?/Dec/17 AltLd
Aeron Thomas 24/Nov/17 Solo O/S
with James Scarborough
luckyjim 11/Nov/17 Solo
Georgealexandermuddiman 09/Aug/17 2nd

Great Climb

with dad
jcoup 06/May/17 -
kirstypallas 27/Apr/17 2nd
morpcat 22/Apr/17 Solo
Mapleleaf 09/Apr/17 Lead rpt
with James Orpwood
arose 28/Mar/17 Lead
with Jago, Sarah
GlennWatson 28/Mar/17 Solo
Charlie Fraser 28/Mar/17 Solo
Geras 27/Mar/17 -
with JulianB
Hidden 27/Mar/17 -
morpcat 26/Mar/17 Solo
GlennWatson 25/Mar/17 Solo
arose 24/Mar/17 Lead
with Clients
Hidden 24/Mar/17 Lead O/S
joeflan 23/Mar/17 Solo O/S

With bike 😄 Fun!

alastairparkin 23/Mar/17 Solo O/S

climb ride 2 with trippin

with joeflan
ESmith 23/Mar/17 Solo O/S
with Phil
Mr Messy 22/Mar/17 -

Swimming waist deep

with scbooth
Hidden 22/Mar/17 -
Gemmazrobo 12/Mar/17 Solo O/S
with Al_Mac
Hidden 12/Mar/17 Solo
Al_Mac 12/Mar/17 -

Wet snow. Raining. Significant avalanche debris at the base of No 5.

Phloebus 11/Mar/17 -

Thawing and no views, but first graded Scottish winter! 11/Mar/17 -
Tinley 09/Mar/17 -
brmarshall 07/Mar/17 2nd
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 06/Mar/17 Lead

Lead the 2nd party of x3.

with Theresa Meacham, Ed Watts, Sid Withey, Lee Glassbrook, Simon Preuss
danieleaston 05/Mar/17 AltLd

Great day. Lots of snow but a bit soft

grady_9 05/Mar/17 Solo
Rob Morgan 05/Mar/17 AltLd

Fantastic day, lots of sun on the route but cloudy on top. Moved together all the way. We took our time and were at the top in about 1hr 30. First time on Ben Nevis.

LovelyMrTom 05/Mar/17 Solo O/S

Lots of soft snow on the lower section. Did all of the possible awkward or difficult sections of the ridge. At the top by 11.20am so ambled up to Ben Nevis summit

wjcdean 05/Mar/17 AltLd O/S

6am set-off from north face carpark and first on route so well worth it. Lovely day and pretty straightforward really. Moved together for most of it. Weather was insanely good. Quite a lot of snow, but mostly unconsolidated, not that it matters. someone left a poopy at the top of the gully bit... pulled the rope through it, but it seemed to be frozen solid so that was good.

with BStar 05/Mar/17 Solo O/S

Lovely day out, took the crest of the ridge for some awkward steps. Clear views and sunshine whilst on the route.

Iceaxe92 05/Mar/17 Solo rpt
BStar 05/Mar/17 AltLd

Set out from the North Face car park at 06:10, CIC hut for 08:00, kitted up and moved up to the start of the route. Snow mostly unconsolidated with someone signs of historic avalanche debris at the bottom of No.5 gully. Started the route at 8:40 and had a leisurely paced stroll up it in glorious sunshine. Top of the route for 10:40, back at the car park for 13:00. Superb day out, low stress and fab weather.

with wjcdean
Mattlloyd10 04/Mar/17 Solo
Hidden 03/Mar/17 -
a_m154 03/Mar/17 Solo

Alpine weather

with James Ormrod
Stuart Hurworth 03/Mar/17 Solo O/S

Done in descent from Castle Ridge, excellent route, very atmospheric with great positions. Fast descent.

richardsavill 03/Mar/17 Solo

Up ledge route and down CMD big day!

with Jo McD
calumhicks 03/Mar/17 Solo O/S

Good choice for a quick down climb back to cic area

Joel Miller 03/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Brad Dodd, Erin Stoll
mim tiller 03/Mar/17 Solo O/S

as descent

MaccMark 03/Mar/17 AltLd
eoinb 01/Mar/17 -

Like a conga party but with less music and more chance of being accidentally knocked off a cliff.

BillyR 01/Mar/17 AltLd
jamieevans 01/Mar/17 Solo

Mpmc human wave. Got a tan.

Chesh1892 01/Mar/17 2nd
Hidden 01/Mar/17 Solo O/S
shelbymcb 28/Feb/17 2nd

Fantastic day in fantastic weather. First winter route for me on the ben, lots of soft deep snow, slightly firmer towards top of the route. Moved together.

royle883 28/Feb/17 Lead O/S
mikewilson789 28/Feb/17 Lead O/S
steveg 28/Feb/17 Solo O/S
with Sam Royle, Charlotte Wade
Storme 27/Feb/17 AltLd

Amazing weather

with Hamish Crackett, Jake397
aldoh 27/Feb/17 2nd

Introduction to Winter mountaineering Weekend. winter conditions, Scottish Winter Grade 2

Jake397 27/Feb/17 AltLd
with Storme
Hidden 24/Feb/17 Lead
Fiona Hughes 24/Feb/17 2nd
with SP
Conor McNamara 23/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
with Neil Dickson, Matt Boyd
Hidden 23/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
andrew.tyrrell 21/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

On a winter mountaineering skills course. Very little snow, and very wet. First slab out of No 5 Gully was very sketchy on front points on bare rock (without crampons would have been worse). Easier from there on in. Practiced pitching, moving together, and short-roping. Sheltered from the wind most of the route, but persistent rain all day, even at summit of Carn Dearg. Snow bollard abseil down No 4 Gully for descent.

NeilHowarth 21/Feb/17 AltLd
matt_batchelor 21/Feb/17 AltLd
Hidden 15/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
EcoClimber 12/Feb/17 Solo rpt

great adventure

with Vicky King
Hidden 12/Feb/17 Solo O/S
Dave Richards 11/Feb/17 Lead rpt

I led up to the ridge then we moved together.

with Sean PMC
olddirtydoggy 11/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Crap conditions on the early stages. Hoping to have a play with the protection to get the head back into the winter game but the ice is very poor and the snow wet.

sjbrook 11/Feb/17 Lead O/S

Led to ridge then moved together. Dan and Lisa's first proper winter climb. Lean conditions. Thank you to the lads that found Dan's axe which was dropped by Lisa on the summit!

with Lisa, PMC, Dan
Hidden 09/Feb/17 -
Jamg 07/Feb/17 2nd
Hidden 07/Feb/17 -
Él Kuin ?/Feb/17 Solo
Elliot Quinn 30/Jan/17 AltLd
with Adam
Aquinn 30/Jan/17 AltLd O/S
with Elliot
ruthieie 29/Jan/17 AltLd

roped together

with Ken, Rob
Rob Moorcroft 29/Jan/17 AltLd
with Ruth
Hidden 21/Jan/17 -
Hidden 21/Jan/17 -
royalste45 21/Jan/17 AltLd rpt

alpine styled the whole route and moved constantly as a 2 . no protection needed at all

android_lloyd 16/Jan/17 Solo

Snow on ramps, scrambling on rock once on ridge. crampons not worn

bms 12/Jan/17 Solo

Some nice ice on the first ledge then soft snow for most of the rest of the route.

Tarquin 10/Jan/17 -
Shaun Sharkey ?/Jan/17 -
JWrighty ??/2017 -
JWrighty ??/2017 -
tagscuderia ??/2017 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2017 -
graemew ??/2017 -
ChrisMarden ??/2017 -

Consolation route on a washout weekend.

with Simon
malcolm.harris ??/2017 Solo
Andrew Nelson ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 -
Francis Hardy 29/Dec/16 AltLd

Moved together. Snow very wet and the air uncomfortably warm. Rain at summit. Still a fine route though and good to get out in the snow.

Rick Ashton 27/Dec/16 Solo
with Peter McCallum
Kamikaze Bob 16/Dec/16 Solo

very wet, but still a nice climb. First ramp very slippery. Almost no snow at all until the summit. During the day some snow fall at the summit and later down to 900m. Conditions in the gullies are terrible as seen from the plateau. No ice. Just loose rock and mud.

Steve50002003 12/Dec/16 -
domhowell 06/Dec/16 Solo

consolidated snow in number 5 gully. the slabby rocks on the first ramp fully iced. nothing after that

Hidden 22/Nov/16 -
joe_lancs 22/Nov/16 -
luckyjim 20/Nov/16 Solo

Very snowy today..must have been a few people up Ledge Route recently as it has a well worn path / trench at the moment

Iceaxe92 13/Nov/16 Lead O/S
scottie390 10/Nov/16 Solo

Absolutely plastered with loose snow, hard going, didn't see another soul on the face, got my boot stuck in a crack, took 40 mins battering with axe to free it.

luckyjim 05/Nov/16 AltLd

The ramp leading out of Number 5 was very icy.. saw a team on Tower Ridge and a party of four on Castle Ridge

with S Rose
sblake ?/Nov/16 Solo
steve_gibbs 14/Aug/16 Solo rpt
TheAmateurAlpinist ?/May/16 Solo
hally 30/Apr/16 2nd rpt
with Allan coulthard
RhinoUK 23/Apr/16 2nd

First Ascent and roped climb in winter conditions

with Dom, midweekmountain
Bob.allan 23/Apr/16 AltLd
Hidden 16/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
mattnuttall 11/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Hannah's first big mountain route. Soft snow through ramps... Firmed up higher on arête and was then really nice.

with Hannah
Michael Morrell 10/Apr/16 Solo

Alpine style day out, only needed to put on crampons on the ridge. reached the summit of Ben Nevis and descended via gully 4.

ChrisH89 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/16 Solo O/S
michaelb1 31/Mar/16 -

Descended moving together

with M Tighe
Steve Bartle 31/Mar/16 Solo

Perfect blue skies and light winds. Approach slope is pretty firm as were the first couple of ledges. The ridge sections had a few inches of fresh, powdery snow on a firm base. Overall great climbing conditions

SJPowderham1 31/Mar/16 Lead rpt

Decent late season day. Good snow but a bit thinner in places than I remember. Still lovely

Bristol_Quornstar 30/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Moved together

Muskrat 30/Mar/16 2nd

Winter Mountaineering Course

with Abacus Guide Scott Kirkhope
gman2012 30/Mar/16 Solo rpt
Dino Dave 30/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Moved together for whole route.

Mark Collins 29/Mar/16 Solo O/S
steve_gibbs 29/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
with Alex Rhodes, Dino Dave
EcoClimber 28/Mar/16 Solo

Four stars!

Hidden 28/Mar/16 Solo
joem 26/Mar/16 Solo
with FelixL
FelixL 26/Mar/16 Solo
with Phil, joem
abi.k.l 25/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
David Kay 25/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
with abi.k.l
Bob1984 25/Mar/16 Solo
with Andrew Broadway
simrun 21/Mar/16 Solo O/S
with Josh Abrahams, Ricky Munday
Magzhan 19/Mar/16 Solo
with Ash Murrell, brooney
Oliver Smaje 19/Mar/16 Solo
with Callum, Conor Nally
Just Will 19/Mar/16 Solo rpt
with murray
Hidden 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Conor Nally 19/Mar/16 -
alexmcmillan 19/Mar/16 Solo O/S

In descent.

Hidden 19/Mar/16 Solo rpt
murray 18/Mar/16 Solo rpt
neeza 17/Mar/16 Solo
Charlie Zephyr Booth 17/Mar/16 Solo rpt

decended after doing observatory ridge and tower ridge! cracking day!

with tim millen
bms 16/Mar/16 Solo

Deep, slushy snow in No5 Gully and ledges but a mix of frozen snow and occasional dry rock on main crest. Descended Coire Leis.

Hidden 16/Mar/16 2nd
Andrew Holden 15/Mar/16 Solo
BruceG 13/Mar/16 Solo

Ascent before doing CMD Arete

with DaleF
Will Jerram 10/Mar/16 Lead rpt

We descended Ledge Route after climbing Thompson Route. The Conditions were perfect and snow firm/sticky making for easy going but with great views all the way down its easy to get distracted. In good visibility, this is my favorite decent of the Ben/ Carn Dearg.

with Mike Pescod, Jon Jerram
luckyjim 09/Mar/16 Lead
with Stef
Hidden 09/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 07/Mar/16 Lead
Matt Reed 07/Mar/16 -

Descent from waterfall gully

with Dave Cundy, Ade Clifford
stratandrew 06/Mar/16 Solo rpt

Quick solo up and down after curtain rail. Great views today.

with Jim Symon, Colin Maddison
The Bad Cough 06/Mar/16 Solo rpt
with Rich Morris, Ian Hendy, Steve Ashworth, stoned
roxyroundtheworld 05/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 05/Mar/16 Solo
benkelsey 05/Mar/16 Solo
garywalker147 05/Mar/16 Solo O/S

Easy climbing - soft snow.

with Derek
MSchobitz 05/Mar/16 Solo O/S

Descent from Gemini.

AliRLee 05/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Busby ?/Mar/16 -
Lee0901 ?/Mar/16 -
ian hendy ?/Mar/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Feb/16 Solo
ralphio 27/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Moved together.

Pero 27/Feb/16 Solo
davidswannn 27/Feb/16 Lead

Good conditions along the entire route well stepped out right now. Led the route moving together, pitching where I thought necessary for less experienced members of the party. Great route for this style of climb, great day out.

Hidden 27/Feb/16 -
James_Kendal 27/Feb/16 2nd

Great conditions. Moved together.

with Gareth D
pcurt 27/Feb/16 Solo

In decent in 20 mins! Like a highway after all the groups had been up it.

with Klaus, Florian
Rob Pitt 27/Feb/16 -

In descent

Steton Krawspracht 27/Feb/16 Lead

Fantastic weather, bright sunshine with 360 views from the summit of Ben Nevis. Way up well trenched from the hoards coming out for the good weather. Roped to partner but could easily have soloed.

with Deanna
doc_h 27/Feb/16 Solo O/S

With daughter and her partner. Left upper car park at around 6:30am. Good snow all the way, no cloud or wind but huge cornice at the top of No. 5 so we didn't hang around at the bottom. Got to top of Carn Dearg around 10am and wandered up to BN summit. No 4 gully had a massive cornice so went down to Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe sticking close to north face. Considerable avalanche conditions on descent slopes.

MJProSkater 26/Feb/16 AltLd
Greylag 26/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden 26/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden 26/Feb/16 -
Hidden 26/Feb/16 AltLd rpt
rob16 25/Feb/16 -
with Matt Brook
Hidden 25/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/16 Solo rpt
Andrew Duncan 23/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with andrew Senior
aljones91 22/Feb/16 AltLd

Moved together

joe hallam 21/Feb/16 Solo

squad ascent. bettsy, duncs, senior and mr jones

Hidden 15/Feb/16 Solo
petegunn 15/Feb/16 Solo
luckyjim 15/Feb/16 Lead
with Phillipa
JRJones 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with Tom McCabe, Luke, Rowan Chesmer
lewis_james84 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with admcne
lcullum7 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with Rowan Chesmer, Tom McCabe, JRJones
Hidden 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Tom McCabe 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with lcullum7, Rowan Chesmer, JRJones
George Milligan 13/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Jamie Lawson, Michael Haywood
damondavies 13/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Beautiful day, strong gusts and blowing snow towards the top out but great views.

Pete_Stewart 13/Feb/16 -

Did the route as a mixture of pitches and moving together.

with Joe
Hidden 13/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/16 AltLd G/U
djbeaumont 13/Feb/16 2nd
with Al Horsefield
gurumed 13/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
colinerees 13/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with gurumed
Chelsey Robinson 12/Feb/16 2nd O/S
JoeCoxson 12/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Awesome route. Easily trail of footprints all the way up.

Hidden 12/Feb/16 Solo O/S
joe hallam 12/Feb/16 Lead

Second time up the route. Seemed the safest option on the windy and somewhat powdery day. Just as good second time round

Hartz 12/Feb/16 2nd

Fantastic weather and conditions. Kept to right of gulley 5 on approach.

with Jamie, ldgarrison
Garry_C 11/Feb/16 Solo
with Zeemon
crag_hopper_Jay 11/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Feb/16 Solo
Steven Andrews 11/Feb/16 Solo

In descent

scottmarcberry 09/Feb/16 Solo

Used as descent on a horseshoe from the CIC - up the CMD & to the summit. Had lunch under The Shroud after checking out conditions of the curtain & Waterfall Gully. I then reversed my horseshoe by ascending Ledge Route, heading to the summit & back down the CMD & to the hut. First tracks on the CMD & the summit. Had it all to myself as the weather cleared & the sun shone with an inversion.

Climbed69 09/Feb/16 -

Was a lovely sunny morning, finished across the Carn Mor Dearg Arête

with Simon Stokes
JenRoberts 08/Feb/16 AltLd

A blue sky start with good views of the Ben until around lunch time when cloud came in. Still avalanche debris in the bottom of Number 5 Gully and lots of fresh snow on the route meaning a little wading, but nothing too serious. The snow lower down felt a little more consolidated than that further up. There were additional teams going up and down the route without any problems.

with Robbie
markK6 06/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Tough snow conditions throughout with avalanche debris at the bottom of No5 gully, thin crust easily broken through calf deep. Snow did improve with altitude but still far from perfect. The route itself was very enjoyable with some airy sections to add to the exposure. Topped out into raging gale which made the trudge up to the summit of the Ben not much fun!

mellorno1 06/Feb/16 Solo

Very hard work at the start going up through number 5 gully to start. Snow on the route was more consolidated which made the going easier.

with Mark
Calum Wadsworth 06/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Really enjoyed this, some fairly deep powder to bash through in some places but easier in others. Bet it would be amazing if you could see the view!

with Ruairidh Wadsworth
cavemancolumbus ?/Feb/16 Solo
bjackelman ?/Feb/16 -
pancakeandchips ?/Feb/16 Lead
with /tmp
Si ?/Feb/16 Lead rpt

For Jagged Globe as work

drmossy 27/Jan/16 -
Hidden 27/Jan/16 2nd
mattsmithuk 27/Jan/16 -

with Iain

with drmossy
BarneyLoosemore 21/Jan/16 -
edhawk21 18/Jan/16 2nd O/S

with Glencoe Climbing

neeza 16/Jan/16 Solo
websterm508 16/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with Johnny B
colin fagan 16/Jan/16 Solo
flat eric 16/Jan/16 -
with Jacob K
Hidden 16/Jan/16 -
mBob8 13/Jan/16 -

Excellent day out, came down No. 4 then a quick side trip up North Gully and back down No. 4 again!

DaveB61 13/Jan/16 Lead
with David Henchliffe
Derek Graham 13/Jan/16 Solo
sam_owen41 11/Jan/16 Lead
Graeme Barr 09/Jan/16 Solo
Keith Davis 08/Jan/16 Solo O/S

Great route with stunning views. Snow conditions were mixed.

with Kevin Smith
robbiek 08/Jan/16 AltLd

Quite a lot of soft snow on the lower ledges so slow going. Improved when we reached the main ridge.

with Jen Roberts
PPP 07/Jan/16 Solo O/S

Even though the conditions (rain lower and wind lower down and quite a bit of snow once gained some height) were quite poor, it was a grand day. The climbing felt quite easy with no apparent crux (the traverse on the first ledge was quite technical due to the fresh snow). Somewhere on the midway there are few pinnacles/towers that are dead ends. A decent visibility would definitely make the route finding a lot easier.

Just Will 06/Jan/16 Solo O/S
with Joe Young
Andy England 06/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
Tarquin 05/Jan/16 -
7toes 02/Jan/16 -
with petrch
Hidden ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Dale Finnie ??/2016 Solo
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Josh Wade ??/2016 -
ajk-log ??/2016 -
scottie390 27/Dec/15 -
with dav_713
Hidden 27/Dec/15 2nd
robpartridge 13/Dec/15 Solo
Hidden 13/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/15 Solo
Hidden 13/Dec/15 Solo
Hidden 13/Dec/15 Solo rpt
SUColdo 12/Dec/15 Solo
luckyjim 06/Dec/15 Solo
Hidden 03/Dec/15 Solo O/S
joermann 03/Dec/15 Solo
Hidden 01/Dec/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Nov/15 Solo O/S
Anna Bruvere 22/Nov/15 Solo
Robertgiddy 22/Nov/15 Solo

Fantastic! There is a surprising amount of neve on the ridge, particularly for November.

kbow265 22/Nov/15 Solo
tomwhitchurch 21/Nov/15 Solo
tomdude ?/Nov/15 -
with Colin Abernethy
routrax 13/Sep/15 Solo O/S
IainMay 04/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/15 Solo
andyinglis 18/Apr/15 Solo
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Solo
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton 05/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Andy Hewison 28/Mar/15 Lead

Very wet day, saw a small wet snow avalanche come down no5 when we were on the first ramp. Lots of snow on the route still. Wild on the plateau. Brian's first winter climb.

with Brian R
gman2012 25/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 24/Mar/15 Solo
Mattlloyd10 23/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 23/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/15 Solo
Louvet 17/Mar/15 -
with Tarquin
DanielBryan 17/Mar/15 -
Tarquin 17/Mar/15 -
with Louvet
Hidden 17/Mar/15 Solo
Sam Shilliday 15/Mar/15 Solo
with Max Bonavent
Martin McKenna - UKC 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Victoria
Liam Ingram 15/Mar/15 -
catrin289 15/Mar/15 Solo

Got a little sunburnt

DavidMcK 15/Mar/15 Solo
Harrynichols 15/Mar/15 Solo
Harry Holmes 15/Mar/15 Solo rpt
duncanzsteven 15/Mar/15 Solo
olekemi 14/Mar/15 Solo O/S

Up after topping out from Harrison's, then the full route in descent.

with Ann M, Colwyn J
joe.91 14/Mar/15 Solo O/S

Weekend cut short by injury, so managed to climb the route in 40 minutes. Great route, spectacular views!

SteveM 14/Mar/15 AltLd
Paul Figg 14/Mar/15 Solo


with Andy Brown
Sam Parker 14/Mar/15 Solo O/S
davesa 14/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 13/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 11/Mar/15 Solo
Matt Reed 11/Mar/15 Solo dnf

Up to start of arete and as planned down climbed. 80mph gusts.

Matt Amos 08/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
timday 08/Mar/15 Solo

A nice excursion on the one good day of a long weekend that was otherwise three days of pish. Colossal amounts of avalanche debris at base of number 5 gully (unsurprisingly after the preceeding warm spell) but plenty of good snow on route (more than my last winter ascent); initial slab and exit from the "gangway" all well banked out. Soloed with one axe; didn't take any gear and didn't feel any need; Bristol boys had a good time.

with GrahamB, SteveS
Jon Ellis 08/Mar/15 Solo

Heavily banked out and large amounts of snow along the route made it easier than Grade II. Impressive avalanche debris in No.5 Gully.

with jkellis
Hidden 08/Mar/15 Lead
aneate 27/Feb/15 -
andymcronald 26/Feb/15 -

Descent route after Boomers Requiem. Deep snow. gully No. 5 full of avalanche debris.

Stuart Wildman 19/Feb/15 AltLd
with Gooders
Ste_b1978 19/Feb/15 Solo
BenedictIEP 15/Feb/15 -

Arrived at the North face car park at 6am walked in in the dark, Moved together in 3 teams of 2. Topped out at 1110 and descended no.4 gully.

Hidden 15/Feb/15 -
vix 15/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Moving together

Hidden 15/Feb/15 -
Stephen Halliday 15/Feb/15 -
with John Wilshaw
thedatastream 15/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Moved together, felt like Grade I under the conditions. Breezy.

with Jake G
tobyk 15/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Soloed roped together alpine style. Very windy near the top.

with Emma Akam
Matt Marsh 15/Feb/15 AltLd
with Vicky Jennings
Keith Lambley 14/Feb/15 Solo
with Jeff H, Kate R
Carol Goodall 14/Feb/15 Solo

Perfect conditions, we were fast

with Elsier
freemanTom 14/Feb/15 -

Top bit After Harrison's Direct and lengthy traverse. Moving together with 60m of rope out. Textbook homework.

with Jason Wood
Elsier 14/Feb/15 Solo O/S

Lovely consolation route, took us less than an hour and a half from the CIC hut to top of route, in excellent condition and very well tracked out.

joe hallam 13/Feb/15 -

Move together

Webster 13/Feb/15 Solo

up and down, perfect snow, really easy

Hidden 09/Feb/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Feb/15 Solo
Mr Fuller 08/Feb/15 Lead rpt

Grade I in current conditions! Great snow conditions and well stepped out. Short-roped.

with Andy Basford
Ed 08/Feb/15 -
K Mckay 08/Feb/15 Solo
with Dan Slome, Steve Hutton
Mike Hood 08/Feb/15 Solo
SJPowderham1 07/Feb/15 -
jamesgr87 06/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Karlos 04/Feb/15 Solo

Climbed after completing The Curtain.

with Husky Tom
Hidden 04/Feb/15 2nd
rambler_gary 03/Feb/15 2nd

great weather with Scott Kirkhope guiding

with haydn
Hidden 03/Feb/15 -
D.Russell 01/Feb/15 Solo O/S


Hidden ?/Feb/15 Solo
stephen ashworth ?/Feb/15 Lead
with Ian hendy
chrisjknox ?/Feb/15 Solo O/S

wether was warm snow and Ice melting. Soloed rout. Ridge line very deep snow. Kenny said that it was more than he had seen before. most rocks on ridge buried. (bailed on green gully due to warm wether and risk of avalanche)

10029759 ?/Feb/15 -
with hairy51
hairy51 ?/Feb/15 -
Hidden ?/Feb/15 AltLd
aebewick 29/Jan/15 2nd
aljones91 26/Jan/15 AltLd

First route at the Ben...Stoked!!

with Ben hester
SamHallam 26/Jan/15 2nd
Hidden 22/Jan/15 Solo O/S
mikpen 21/Jan/15 2nd O/S
with Anthony Pickard
anthonyp 21/Jan/15 2nd O/S
with mikpen
Hidden 17/Jan/15 2nd
w-watson 17/Jan/15 Solo
royalste45 17/Jan/15 2nd O/S

Winter climb . Moved in a team of three

davkeo 12/Jan/15 Solo O/S
Tony Lancashire 10/Jan/15 Lead
Hidden 04/Jan/15 -
Hidden 03/Jan/15 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
kivell 03/Jan/15 Lead

lead short roping.

with will king, steve kivell
Robin Woodward ?/Jan/15 AltLd

Amazing clear day and a nice straightforward route to start the trip.

plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Malcolm Bass ??/2015 -
drew8connelly ??/2015 -
peter_ellwood 29/Dec/14 -
Marcus McLernon 29/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Very nice route for the grade, kinda wish I had soloed it or at least if we had climbed together from the start. We didn't really need to pitch the first part as it wasted a fair bit of time. Route was in beautiful condition apart from a bit of pow at the start.

andy2lis 29/Dec/14 -

Nice route! In snowy condition, made it feel quite easy. Moved together. Could have solo'd much of it. Great weather up until topping out.

with peter_ellwood, Marcus McLernon
Ndawson 28/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Harry Holmes 28/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Anna Wells
Tim Harper 28/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 16/Dec/14 Solo O/S
splat2million 16/Dec/14 Solo

Moved together across the top after one slightly sketchy step but difficulties never materialised.

with Jon Howson
Hidden 18/Aug/14 Solo
Nevis_Ben 15/May/14 Solo O/S

100m Ramp of snow up to beginning of route, requiring ice axe for stability. Other than that route in summer/rock climbing condition.

Gudge 18/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Brilliant route!

Hidden 14/Apr/14 Solo
petegunn 10/Apr/14 Lead dnf
dbell67 10/Apr/14 2nd dnf
with Davina, petegunn
Hidden 10/Apr/14 2nd dnf
church465 08/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Megan Roberts, Conor Gahan
wheelsucker 03/Apr/14 Solo

Headed in to climb Tower Ridge but high winds on the approach put us off. We soloed LR which was very alpine in character.

Alpenglow 29/Mar/14 Solo O/S

Good conditions. Quite windy.

Hidden 28/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Andy Syme 28/Mar/14 Lead
with Pete Elliott
steveforgrieve 28/Mar/14 AltLd

Fairly straightforward. Couple of exposed sections.

with Chris Watkins
colenn 28/Mar/14 Solo

In descent again

Rob N 27/Mar/14 Solo

Down climbed

liamo333 27/Mar/14 Solo
with Rob N
colenn 27/Mar/14 Solo

In descent

Alastair MacSween 26/Mar/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 26/Mar/14 Solo
Harry Holmes 26/Mar/14 Solo O/S
scottie390 26/Mar/14 -
JackM92 23/Mar/14 AltLd

Very unstable powder!

adamwesthead 20/Mar/14 Solo O/S

Got really wet on the walk in. Nearly binned it off but it got better high up and turned out good

with Andy Lathem, Garner, Hoult
Hidden 12/Mar/14 -
Hidden 12/Mar/14 Solo
lukas richardo 11/Mar/14 Solo O/S

perfect alpine conditions. a round of ledge route and cmd. fantastic day.

climber34neil 11/Mar/14 -


Stefan_Morris 10/Mar/14 Solo O/S
with hfisher
Tarquin 10/Mar/14 -

MIC in descent

smithjmw46 09/Mar/14 Solo O/S
with mussonlr, Nathan Jones
Rasherz 03/Mar/14 AltLd
alastairbegley 01/Mar/14 Solo

4" of fresh over a firm base, trail breaking wasn't too hard work.

wezzie 01/Mar/14 -

First ever winter climb ;)

Hidden ?/Mar/14 Solo O/S
hfisher ?/Mar/14 Solo
Ryan23 ?/Mar/14 AltLd

Deep powder

somethingelse ?/Mar/14 2nd

moved together - a lot of snow, everywhere

with Jim
ian hendy ?/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Stephen Ashworth
Maia 24/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

lots of snow, total white out on top for found way down easily and first ones back to the car!

with Will Cook
Hidden 24/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Lead
drsdave 20/Feb/14 Solo O/S
GOS 16/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

lots of snow on route; did 4 pitches to final ridge system, then moved together

with Maeve McKeever
5eamuz 16/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
with Mike Gibson
Hidden 16/Feb/14 AltLd
brad_tait 08/Feb/14 -
with Marnoch HWUMC
jev 08/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Gabrielle, HWUMC
picasso 02/Feb/14 Lead
Ryan23 ?/Feb/14 2nd
CMCM 23/Jan/14 Solo O/S

Deep snow throughout. Extremely windy on summit plateau.

team fat belly 18/Jan/14 -

Good quality neve throughout. Move quickly across no. 5 gully to access it though, there will be a lot of wet snow above you if it isn't frozen.

with Tim
Hidden 17/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
leachtimj 16/Jan/14 AltLd

Fantastic winter conditions but whiteout on summit plateau

Hidden 14/Jan/14 -
Hidden 13/Jan/14 -
joeashworth 11/Jan/14 Solo
sean_o_ab 11/Jan/14 Solo O/S

Fresh prints. 1 other party followed. Good condition. New snow but not excessive.

Hidden 11/Jan/14 Lead
Hidden 10/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
khalidq 09/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
with Alec
Hidden 06/Jan/14 -
Hidden 02/Jan/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jan/14 2nd O/S
Steve Woollard 01/Jan/14 Lead
Nemo9 ?/Jan/14 Solo
petecox84 ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
arose 30/Nov/13 Solo

Giles's first day on the ben.

with gi
gi 30/Nov/13 Solo
with arose
Hidden 23/Nov/13 -
partz 23/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Moved together. First route on Ben Nevis and in Scotland, great weather and great conditions

victorhearnyeates 23/Nov/13 Solo O/S

Great day out, though was cloudy

John Holden 23/Nov/13 Solo rpt

A great day out and good early season conditions, back at the car in the daylight!

with Pete Sowerby
alexei.nicholas 23/Nov/13 AltLd

Moved together, great day, great condition

Hidden 21/Nov/13 Solo
scottie390 21/Nov/13 Solo
droberts 04/Nov/13 Solo
gazj1986 26/Oct/13 -

amazing scramble

bryan p 12/Jul/13 -
with kate, James
JamesMortimer4 01/Jun/13 -
with clemmie Mitchell, Tim Miller
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Solo
KeithW 05/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Diverted here as Jubilee Climb wasn't in nick.

Mark123 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Fabulous conditions and views

Brannock 30/Mar/13 Solo

Best easy route on the ben?

John Roe 19/Mar/13 AltLd

Climbed after completing Curtain Rail, Danny led off before moving in coils

with Danny Dunbar
Hidden 19/Mar/13 Solo
NielsC 16/Mar/13 AltLd
eolmar 16/Mar/13 AltLd
with Pete23
Pete23 16/Mar/13 AltLd
with Hugues
sarah hawker 16/Mar/13 -

Moved together

with mariner
pintofbestbitter 15/Mar/13 -

Moving together, in heavy snow. Guided by Tim.

Sankey 13/Mar/13 Solo

Alpine conditions, loads of neve and sunshine

with Ed
joesmith 13/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Roped together, blue skys and amazing views from every ledge!

oliverk 10/Mar/13 Solo
with Tim E
peter fetlar 05/Mar/13 AltLd
with brian murphy, stewart
Hidden 05/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Claire Molloy 03/Mar/13 AltLd
with Andy Birch, Nick Smith - Climbers
Hidden ?/Mar/13 AltLd
davidk 28/Feb/13 -
with alisonk
alisonk 28/Feb/13 -

Fantastic condition

with davidk
Mayaculpa 27/Feb/13 Solo

Another blue sky day, very warm. considered roping up for the ramp, but left it in the bag. nice nic lower down, but the sugar was getting a bit moist higher up

with jayyaj
nation1 27/Feb/13 Lead O/S

second time in outstanding conditions

Adam T 27/Feb/13 Solo
augustus trout 27/Feb/13 2nd rpt
with Jim Symons
KevB 26/Feb/13 Lead

Blue sky and sunshine.

with Warren Burke
gw3285 25/Feb/13 Solo
WillCass 25/Feb/13 Solo
dbm 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with KDolder
Hidden 25/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 25/Feb/13 AltLd
Simonfarfaraway 24/Feb/13 Solo
with Paul Arkless
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 24/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
bradholmes 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with cbonner
Hidden 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Cludum Mann 23/Feb/13 AltLd
with awaddie
JezzaCat 23/Feb/13 Lead
with Ben, Stella Baylis
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd
andyhewlett 22/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Moved together as group of 3. Lead by Abacus Mountaineering Trainer. Great Day.

Hidden 21/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/13 Solo O/S
danny269 20/Feb/13 AltLd

started as a rope of 2 .. joined by Paul who was considering soloing it but ended up in the middle.

with Louise
Jim Haydock 19/Feb/13 Solo

Another alpine day out - fantastic still day in the sun !!

with Gordon Orr
tomshanti 17/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Monkey_Alan 17/Feb/13 Solo O/S

First winter climb of the season. Stunning conditions, blue skies and good snow. Continued over Ben Nevis summit and CMD arête for a fantastic mountain day.

with Wessex MC
Jim Slater 17/Feb/13 Solo rpt
with Andy Jobling
Hidden 17/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Dronz 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S
uncontrollable 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

WMC mass assault

with laurence
aldo56 17/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Superb conditions today, no need to rope up.

Gav Parker 16/Feb/13 2nd
Hoyes 16/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Soloed up, then down climbed moving together.

Batt 16/Feb/13 Solo

With Paul S, Si and Matt. Soloed up then moved together back down while the others bum slid down red burn. Pretty quiet and snow a bit sugary.

with Hoyes
Hidden 16/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/13 2nd
Gawyllie 16/Feb/13 Solo
Lumbering Oaf 16/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Soloed route to top.

tomshanti 15/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Tim Sparrow 12/Feb/13 AltLd
with Geoff Thomas
Adam T 12/Feb/13 -
Hidden 12/Feb/13 Solo
karlc 10/Feb/13 2nd O/S
a13x 09/Feb/13 Solo rpt
with pudding
Matt Dolan 09/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Katy Boreham
Hidden 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/13 Solo
alexm198 09/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Moved together. Weather was freakishly calm, stopped up on the narrows to take in the view and then cracked on. Felt far too easy for the grade, though it might be a bit more justified in dodgy conditions.

with sink14
Russell Lovett 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Climbed with Andrrw Haigh but did not rope up.

with andrew haigh
luckyjim 06/Feb/13 -
with c roff
Hidden 06/Feb/13 Solo O/S
alpinebutterfly 06/Feb/13 -
with J Stalker
Hidden 02/Feb/13 AltLd
Hidden 02/Feb/13 -
ladislav 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Moved together, finished by 11am. Beautiful day and situation, but the climbing was a bit too easy in the conditions.

with Aaron
Dave Richards 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Moving together

with PMC
ORice 01/Feb/13 -
nation1 01/Feb/13 2nd O/S

great climb as given by the guide book, did it in poor conditions.

Menna Pritchard 01/Feb/13 2nd
MoWalker3 01/Feb/13 -
Kevin Duffy ?/Feb/13 Solo O/S
jayyaj ?/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/13 -
solenostomus 26/Jan/13 2nd

Great route! Lots of fresh new powder on the route. Tricky in places, but very enjoyable ascent. Continued to summit and descended into Coire Leis via CMD arete.

with Johnny Baker, P
Hidden 24/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Jones_88 23/Jan/13 2nd
James_L88 23/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Led the first traverse and ice step. Then tried the "Wyn RH Variation", but it wouldn't go - out of condition. Finished by soloing up the rest of the gully, the large ledge and the arete.

froglette 20/Jan/13 AltLd
with johnpr
keith hal 20/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Ian Lee-Bapty
Hidden 20/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
John Green 19/Jan/13 2nd
with George Cowan, Pete Darbyshire
boab m 17/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Will Manners 13/Jan/13 -

Some new snow so an easier and less committing option than Tower Ridge. Good but plenty of unconsolidated snow. Descent by No 4 Gully. OK but avoiding the areas of built up snow. No avalanche activity observed.

rusteswan 10/Jan/13 AltLd

Beautiful route up the Ben for any ability.

RichardThorpe 10/Jan/13 -
Hidden ?/Jan/13 -
Wolfy1987 NEWMC ?/Jan/13 Solo
Willythegreat ??/2013 -
smiler ??/2013 AltLd
with Bokonon
Paterson12 ??/2013 Solo

Perfect Conditions

captain ??/2013 -
CMacD ??/2013 -
Chris Reid ??/2013 -
James Gordon ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Alastair MacSween ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Jamie B 21/Dec/12 Solo
with Richard Gentry
Luke W Edwards 19/Dec/12 Solo O/S
with MarkRoe
MarkRoe 19/Dec/12 Solo O/S
bms 17/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 15/Dec/12 AltLd
Hidden 15/Dec/12 AltLd
Hidden 12/Dec/12 Solo RP
tallpaulselfridge 11/Dec/12 AltLd
John Dale 11/Dec/12 AltLd
MattKnox 06/Dec/12 -
Hidden 02/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Tony Ryland 02/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Solo
SianR 01/Dec/12 Solo
with Caroline
Hidden ?/Dec/12 -
georgedunton 30/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Nov/12 Solo
mzchambers 28/Nov/12 Solo
with Fioan
Hidden 28/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Harry Ellis 26/Nov/12 Solo
luckyjim 24/Nov/12 Solo
Hidden 21/Nov/12 Solo rpt
Sliabh1982 ?/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/12 Solo
Hidden 28/Apr/12 Solo
captain_reindeer 24/Mar/12 Solo

Sunny, warm and no wind. Dogs made it up this route no problem. 6 hours.

with Bonnie, Tess
Ben Hollands 13/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Wendy Anderson
Chris Harding 12/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Condition were very lean first snow slope into no five gully was very soft did not need crampons. The ramp was completely free of ice and snow and a scramble up the middle. The last snow slope was in tact but again very soft. The ridge was snow free apart from the very top. Good day despite the drizzle. Did the whole route moving together.

with Danny
Graeme High 11/Mar/12 Solo
with ralphio
Graeme High 11/Mar/12 Solo
with ralphio
subflux 10/Mar/12 Lead

Moving Together instructional day by Al Halewood. Fantastic. Learned loads.

with James McMeekin
Stephen Halliday 05/Mar/12 Solo β
Badgers 05/Mar/12 Solo
Finn Curry 05/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 02/Mar/12 Solo O/S
peebles boy ?/Mar/12 Lead
JezzaCat ?/Mar/12 -
with Ben
Steve Woollard 28/Feb/12 AltLd
with Tom Blight
Max Streeton 26/Feb/12 Solo
tomshanti 26/Feb/12 Solo rpt

descent route from the plateau

Sally Hudson 17/Feb/12 2nd
with Bill Strachan
STWright 16/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

A good mountain route when conditions are lacking.

Tarquin 16/Feb/12 -
with Simon and George
Hidden 16/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Malcolm Auchie 15/Feb/12 Solo

Super day with amazing views. Snow on route was pretty soft and slight risk of avalanche on some slopes.

with Derek Graham
andycash 15/Feb/12 Solo
jasoncash 15/Feb/12 Solo O/S
scallan022 14/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Slarti B 14/Feb/12 Solo

Great conditions, lovely route

with Chris Bull, Sophia D
texuspete 13/Feb/12 Solo O/S
with Ben Robotham
ronniemarshall 13/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Adam Payne
sdi 13/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Downclimbed once reached the top.

maherp 13/Feb/12 Solo

Grade 1 ground with exposure, would have been clear cut grade 2 if iced.

with SMC
TM_Horton 13/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

good route... not much need for ropes i felt ;)

with webby
Hidden 13/Feb/12 Solo O/S
glaramara 12/Feb/12 Lead

messed about a bit on traverse but route far easier than i remember. Finished in temperature inversion.

with tamzin
barney@helmshore 12/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

climb above the clouds inthe end for a great day out

with James W
Hidden 12/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/12 Lead
JonBrown 11/Feb/12 Solo O/S


with Becky, Floris Bruynooghe
scottie390 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

good route for beginners

jamesbrown1979 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S

1.5 hours to CIC hut, 3 hours on route, 1 hour to summitt, 2hours 40mins down

Hidden 11/Feb/12 Lead
Jenny Hall 11/Feb/12 2nd
with Louis
andybroadway 11/Feb/12 AltLd
with Bob1984, Wendal
Bob1984 11/Feb/12 -

2 pitches to start then solo thereafter.

Hidden 10/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
deklan 07/Feb/12 -

in descent.

with sam, julie
Double Knee Bar 05/Feb/12 Solo

Soloed most except a few sections towards the top. First time on Ben Nevis.

Liam Ingram 03/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Left work at 11, started walk in at 12 and topped out at 3.30. Amazing Day

scottie390 02/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
johnrich 02/Feb/12 -
Hidden 01/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Feb/12 Lead
Ian84 ?/Feb/12 -
AndyCook ?/Feb/12 AltLd
Flett ?/Feb/12 2nd
ashtond6 ?/Feb/12 Solo
Simon Preuss ?/Feb/12 Solo
with Andy, maherp
Krellen ?/Feb/12 -
with Martin Garnett, alan Bellis, Keith Harper, Loz Hible
Hidden 31/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 30/Jan/12 Solo
Anthony1 28/Jan/12 2nd
with Mark D, Alan, Simnel
Graeme Barr 28/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 28/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jan/12 Solo
Simnel 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant route..moved together.

with dakidunn, Alan, Anthony1
dakidunn 28/Jan/12 2nd
with Simnel
Sean Bell 27/Jan/12 AltLd

Moved together, nice day out on the Ben, Robs first route on the big yin so he was stoked to be able to see into the guts of the mountain and check out the routes.

Dave 88 22/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Smashing route. Didn't see another person all day and the weather wasn't too bad either. Top day.

Doogleman 16/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Nice straightforward climbing. Snow looking pretty hollow towards the bottom of the left-hand snow ramp but otherwise fine condition

Hidden 15/Jan/12 Solo
jamiefoxen 15/Jan/12 Solo β
with bob foster
Rope 14/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 13/Jan/12 -
Hidden 13/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Jan/12 Solo O/S
trivett 12/Jan/12 AltLd

Sugery, loose snow on most the route, though good introduction to climbing on the Ben!

with Jake Harrison, Steve ward
Mapleleaf 11/Jan/12 -

we pitched the first bit and went solo for most of the route except for the short narrow section about two thirds from the top.

hedgehog77 10/Jan/12 AltLd
bowls 06/Jan/12 Solo

Soft snow made it hard going, weather closed in towards the top, arduous descent via Zig Zags and back round mountain.

luckyjim 06/Jan/12 Solo

topped out just as weather crapped out!

knicos 05/Jan/12 AltLd
with James Chesmer
Hidden 05/Jan/12 -
Jack.H.92 05/Jan/12 Lead O/S
aneate ?/Jan/12 -
mattking_109 ?/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd
Pete Rigby ?/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Kelli Roberts
Hidden ??/2012 -
Guy Wilson ??/2012 -
scottie390 ??/2012 -
sheffieldchris ??/2012 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
Hidden 29/Dec/11 Solo rpt
kelliroberts3 29/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
lizzie_malc 29/Dec/11 Solo
Roch 20/Dec/11 Lead O/S

With Rob, Tam, Aidie and Rem. Lots of snow hid anchors and made it difficult to move together. Topped out in the dark and had a long and snowy walk off.

with Rob Slack
Hidden 17/Dec/11 -
Bradbury 17/Dec/11 2nd O/S

Roped together. Greg lead. No gear

with Greg Slee, Byronius Maximus, Twisty
DigitalSteak 16/Dec/11 Lead

Absolutely great climb - the route was ace if a little hard work in places wih soft snow

Dandelion 16/Dec/11 -

My first winter climb. Found the ridge harder than I expected. Grateful to C and N for a brilliant day overall though.

Sianny 10/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

awesome climb, great day out and an entertaining decent

with steves
Hidden ?/Dec/11 Solo
mikemartin 19/Oct/11 Solo
JamesRoddie 18/Oct/11 Solo

Surprisingly good nick for mid October - quite a lot of fresh snow, climbed with walking axe and no crampons.

with Mark Warner, Alex Roddie
Only a hill 18/Oct/11 Solo

Excellent early season winter conditions. Good day out as usual on Ledge Route, but enormously hungover and felt terrible all day!

with Mark Warner, James Roddie
Hidden 07/Oct/11 Solo
Marc Langley 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Mark haigh
Ken Applegate 02/Apr/11 Solo

Working day. Good fresh cover of snow first thing this morning, but mostly gone by the afternoon.

Wesley Orvis 01/Apr/11 Solo

in descent

rob malik ?/Apr/11 -

Cracking climb

Tom Campbell 30/Mar/11 Solo

Going a bi thin in places, very enjoyable!!

nich0las 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with James S, Guy W
Jim Slater 26/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Solo
NickBrown 26/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Strolled to the top really. Not worth 4 stars guide gives it. Nice situation, but no real exposure or difficulties. Not a shade on the likes of Tower Ridge of Observatory ridge.

Susanj21 26/Mar/11 Solo O/S
mikeshewring 24/Mar/11 -
nickcj 23/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
tim91 22/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 20/Mar/11 2nd
carl_123 19/Mar/11 2nd rpt

robs lead, moved together the whole route. me at the back, kit in the middle

carl_123 17/Mar/11 Solo O/S

rest of the guys were not due till the evening so took a direct route on the ridge

stratandrew 17/Mar/11 Lead rpt

route plastered in snow & quite easy. moved together roped up - no pitches. passed two parties using it as a descent route. awesome views though.

with Katharine Bagshaw
colenn 17/Mar/11 -

In descent

Hidden 16/Mar/11 Lead
Jake Young 12/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Solo
t_stork 05/Mar/11 Solo
with Rory Brown
CacCarnBeag 05/Mar/11 Solo
with John Eccles
tomshanti 05/Mar/11 Solo O/S

stunning-brocken spectre and glory to my right along most of main ridge.summited carn dearg by mid morning so dropped down no.4 and up north gully.descended by ledge route

blahblahblah 02/Mar/11 Solo O/S

great climb with fantastic positions. finished the day by walking off vis the CMD arete

with Phil Bachelor
Hidden 02/Mar/11 Lead
robgixer ?/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
davidrj1 ?/Mar/11 AltLd
with Paul Riley
Matt Harmon ?/Mar/11 Solo O/S
flat eric 28/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Route was in good nick, and fantastic weather. Moved together, with me and Tony swapping leads.

with Bing, Tony the Blade
rnotman67 28/Feb/11 AltLd

Great route, perfect conditions. Pitched and moving together roped for practice. With marc langley

with Marc langley
rnotman67 28/Feb/11 AltLd

Great route, perfect conditions. Pitched and moving together roped for practice. With marc langley

with Marc langley
Tony the Blade 28/Feb/11 AltLd
Sime64 28/Feb/11 Solo rpt
with Jason, Chuck, JB, AG
ollyroberts 27/Feb/11 Solo O/S

Worth it just for the long glissade down number 5 gully!!

with James
alfonsobonzo 27/Feb/11 AltLd
jimhall 22/Feb/11 Lead O/S

moved together. didnt like this route.

with pclark
Hidden 22/Feb/11 Lead O/S
pete1993 22/Feb/11 Solo
suffolknick 22/Feb/11 2nd

Really snowy so prob grade I

with matt
masa-alpin 21/Feb/11 Lead rpt

So snowy it was grade I. Moved together. Zoo's first grade II.

with Zoe Proc, Ed P
goatee 20/Feb/11 Solo
with Niall Currid
hokkyokusei 18/Feb/11 -
with Jonathon, Bernadette
lewiz 17/Feb/11 2nd O/S

With John Pickles guiding

HendrikTBB 17/Feb/11 -
mountainmathew 12/Feb/11 -

No pitches. Moved together entire route

Bob1984 12/Feb/11 AltLd

alternate leads and moved together

with Simon Taylor
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Solo
Jim Brownlow 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Iain Mount
Hidden 12/Feb/11 -
MagnusL 10/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with A gaggle of people
alias dave 10/Feb/11 Solo O/S

Beautiful day. Amazing route.

with Chris Lehane
Hidden 07/Feb/11 Lead rpt
Doogleman ?/Feb/11 Solo

We had great conditions underfoot for this route. Solid neve and good ice where found. Unfortunately didn't get the phenomenal views this route is well known for, but the terrain in itself is truly spectacular. I think this route's grade is taking into account the exposure of the ridge- a sensation we didn't experience due to thick cloud cover- as the technical skills needed are at best low grade II (in the same condition). Will have to try this one again on a clear day!

Frank Atherton ?/Feb/11 -
with Tim Wallis
Hidden ?/Feb/11 AltLd dnf
Adamski1986 ?/Feb/11 AltLd
Plungeman 30/Jan/11 Solo O/S

Soloed with walking poles and all my weekend kit from the CIC to the BNI - a lovely way to climb into a whiteout!

with Syris, David Stevens
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
ernie27uk 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Alpine style ascent

How easy 29/Jan/11 2nd
mikespooner 29/Jan/11 -
with mattk91
np134 28/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with A. Singleton, N. Howett
Singleton_Alex 28/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Al Kells 23/Jan/11 Solo O/S
DavPk 23/Jan/11 Solo
with Romain Rebut
Hidden 23/Jan/11 2nd
simonjkinsella 19/Jan/11 2nd
Mr Fuller 18/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Couldn't see much, but follows an amazing line. Moved together whole way.

with tomtom89, Alec
tomtom89 18/Jan/11 AltLd

Moved together

with Alec, Matt
Stewart B 07/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with Adam Molloy
colin fagan 02/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden 01/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/11 AltLd
gateaublaster ?/Jan/11 Solo
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton ?/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Zac Poulton
2010_graham ??/2011 Solo O/S


The Wriggler ??/2011 -
oliverk ??/2011 -
Tenko ??/2011 -
cpforbes ??/2011 Solo O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Peter Metcalfe ??/2011 -
Hidden 22/Dec/10 Solo
birbeck 18/Dec/10 AltLd
with Richard Heard
mikehenesy 16/Dec/10 Solo

Fair amount of fresh snow over night, intermitant flurries but great views down to Fort William and beyond. Not much vis on the top. Back down no.4 gully.Cracking route, first time for the boys.

with Dave Tait, Percy
joeydurkin 14/Dec/10 Solo
Hidden 13/Dec/10 -
freudy_love 13/Dec/10 Solo O/S
mikemartin 13/Dec/10 Solo
captain_reindeer 12/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Stunning weather. Good snow/ice.

with Alastair Grantham
fall-line 12/Dec/10 -
with Sarah Kirton, Alex Tuck
Lisa M 12/Dec/10 Solo
with Liz Outram, Nick Outram, capstanfullstrength
Hidden 12/Dec/10 Solo
JamesRoddie 05/Dec/10 Solo

Quite deep powder, with a short icy section on the first bend back left.

Hidden 04/Dec/10 -
jac00 01/Dec/10 Solo O/S
tomtom89 01/Dec/10 Solo
with jac00
tomtom89 30/Nov/10 Solo
with jac00
Pompey 21/Nov/10 AltLd
with JP
tallthinmonkey 21/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Big bucket steps all the way, hardly any need for an ice axe at all. fun day out and cracking views of all around

with Mhairi Johnston
Euan Strachan 20/Nov/10 Solo O/S
with Rori Brooker
Ruari Brooker 20/Nov/10 Solo
with Euan Strachan
JamesRoddie 20/Nov/10 Solo O/S

Thick snow cover throughout but quite wet until past the narrows.

scatface 10/Nov/10 Solo O/S

Ramp was in condition, but thin in places. No ice to speak of on the "ridge part" of the route. Fantastic fun though!

with pepette
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Solo
Hidden 30/May/10 -
Stewpot 26/Apr/10 AltLd
with B McG
Hidden 26/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
nicjbuk 21/Apr/10 Solo
jonnie3430 14/Apr/10 Solo
with Cath
Hidden 13/Apr/10 Solo
Ben Sharp 10/Apr/10 2nd

Absolutely fantastic, great weather and stunning views.

with Tilo
Col Kingshott 07/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 04/Apr/10 Lead rpt

After 20cm fresh snow overnight, we changed our original climbing plan and climbed this. Moved together all the way, where I belayed the second in one rocky section of 3 metres, which we found out immediately afterwards to be avoidable. Snow was so deep, we could practically follow the staircase pretty much all the way -- it was much easier than 2 months ago; definite grade I in today's condition. The weather was superb!

with Claudia
Hidden 03/Apr/10 2nd
francois 03/Apr/10 Lead
with KittyG
Hidden 02/Apr/10 Lead
rfdl100 02/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Sam Thompson
Hidden 02/Apr/10 -
martinbettridge06 ?/Apr/10 AltLd
TerribleToll 27/Mar/10 AltLd β
ritid 25/Mar/10 AltLd
John Pickles 25/Mar/10 Solo
with Work
Hidden 23/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 23/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/10 Solo
jshields 13/Mar/10 Lead

Great climb with an Alpine feel.

Chirs 09/Mar/10 Solo
Hidden 09/Mar/10 -
Dinger 06/Mar/10 Solo O/S

Crossed no 5 gulley directly and climbed icy slabs on the rhs to access ledge route. 1st on route and the summit great conditions.

Hidden 02/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 23/Feb/10 Solo
DJayB 23/Feb/10 Solo

In descent

Alastair MacSween 22/Feb/10 Solo
crispy 21/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Carl
Hidden 21/Feb/10 Solo
Daniel Sutherland 20/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Ardo 20/Feb/10 2nd
Liam Martin 20/Feb/10 Solo β
Stuart Macfarlane 20/Feb/10 Lead rpt

Moved together on a short rope alpine style.

with Kevin
ShoePolice 20/Feb/10 Lead

Stunning conditions.

with Dazzler
mr bounce 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Ardo
willoates 20/Feb/10 -


with Steeve, lawrence
gazb 20/Feb/10 Solo
with daniel sutherland, liam martin
bms 19/Feb/10 Solo

Cloudless, still & cold on the Ben. Route wonderful. Descended over CMD Arete.

Hidden 19/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 19/Feb/10 2nd
Andre Clarke 18/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
with jamster
Hidden 18/Feb/10 Solo
John Pickles 18/Feb/10 Solo rpt
with Andrew Morton
David86 18/Feb/10 -
Mountainman62 18/Feb/10 2nd
newvena 16/Feb/10 Lead rpt
with dean & andy
davidwright 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 13/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Pitched the steep bit at the start, then unroped for the romp to the top.

with Jordan, A. Peace
Andy DB 13/Feb/10 -
barney800 13/Feb/10 -

Moved together in great conditions. Excellent snow coverage, visibility and superb situations. Easier than expected.

with Andy DB
Hidden 08/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/10 -
Hidden 04/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/10 -
murray ?/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
rockstott ?/Feb/10 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Dave Foster 29/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Pretty steady.

with Ross
Hidden 29/Jan/10 Lead O/S
stratandrew 29/Jan/10 2nd

with ZAc Poulton as part of AP mountaineering course

masa-alpin 29/Jan/10 Solo O/S

Simul-soloed with Graeme. Quite snowy and worth grade I in that condition, though I could tell it would be II if thin. Anyhow it is an excellent route! On this day we enjoyed the great view, the best I have ever experienced in Ben! We descended the same route back.

with gb83
Will Jerram 28/Jan/10 -
Ross Anderrson 28/Jan/10 2nd β

with mountain guide & Dave. fresh snow, little breeze, no vis up top

Hidden 25/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
asmith37 25/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/10 Solo
Hidden 23/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jan/10 Solo O/S
jdgaventa 07/Jan/10 Lead

pitched first bit then moved together. straightforward but brilliant.

with jacob, katy
riven 03/Jan/10 Solo O/S
with oliverk
georgenvk 02/Jan/10 Solo O/S
IJHunt ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
pratty25 ??/2010 -
christopher_johnson ??/2010 AltLd

A memerable climb in good conditions, would recomend.

KKilroy ??/2010 AltLd
DH 29/Dec/09 Solo

Great climb & should be on your to do list! A wee bit icy up the gully after the ramp, otherwise straight forward. Magnificent situation!

Hidden 28/Dec/09 AltLd
Dillon 28/Dec/09 AltLd

Climbed in record time, by moonlight and headtorch. Amazing. Pitched lower section then moved together.

gareth_hull 28/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Climbed in full winter conditions

with Steve Robinson
Hidden 28/Dec/09 Lead
milkyjoe 28/Dec/09 AltLd

Great day out on - went to the top for my first Munro!

with raph
kivell 27/Dec/09 -
Hidden 21/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden 20/Dec/09 Solo
Ewan Russell 17/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Ian, Matt and Asa were ahead of us. Martin took the majority of the start I lead later on. Conditions on this route were really good, the top section though not all the snow had formed. Carried on to summit.

matt_ringrose 17/Dec/09 -
with Ian Phillips
chapmand 16/Dec/09 Solo
with Scott Webster
ShoePolice 14/Dec/09 Solo O/S
with Andy Wilson
Lawrie Brand 12/Dec/09 Solo O/S

Alpine conditions. Perfect weather, not sure where the grade 2 section was though..

vinders 12/Dec/09 Solo

not sure how grade 2 but quite a good climb. Perfect to get back into it all after a wee absence. Had a perfect day for it.

with Lawrie, Jamie
jaybob 12/Dec/09 -

Good route, easy in the grade.

with vinders, Lawrie Brand
Stuzz 10/Dec/09 Solo rpt
with Craig, Callum
Hidden 09/Dec/09 Solo
ryanjkhogan ?/Dec/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
Hidden ?/Dec/09 Solo
Callum T 28/Nov/09 Solo O/S

Amazing Day, finished by going down CMD arete

with Tom Jenkins
PeteLoveless 28/Nov/09 Solo O/S
with jsrous
stuaart 28/Nov/09 Solo O/S

Mostly powder on rock. Quite easy for a II but the route does take you through some splendid scenery.

thomasaneurinsmith 28/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Reeves
jsrous 28/Nov/09 Solo
with Pete L
Only a hill 08/Oct/09 Solo rpt

Only required crampons for second half. Surprisingly good conditions on the top section.

cjohn62 27/May/09 Solo
with andy
SWalls 14/Apr/09 Solo

In Descent

with Alex Moran, Mike Coppock, Iain Munro, Mike Cross
Hidden 14/Apr/09 Solo
absolutebeginner 11/Apr/09 2nd
with halfaseesaw
halfaseesaw 11/Apr/09 -

mostly solo - got the rope out for the narrow bit with the big drop. The travese above the curtain wasn't complete so we continued up #5 and traversed across to the ridge from there. Had all weather conditions every 15mins but managed to top out in sunshine :-)

bigbadbob12345 09/Apr/09 -
Ross L 09/Apr/09 2nd
stev1e.wilso 09/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Tom, bigbadbob12345
Hidden 06/Apr/09 AltLd
Karlos 06/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Followed first snow bay even though incomplete. Think we traversed too far round initially, crossing thin expose ledge to open book corner, and rock climbed this. More like a summer ascent as no crampons and limited us of tools.

Theeni 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/09 Solo
mes32 01/Apr/09 2nd
loic.menzies ?/Apr/09 -
with Brian Leite
mattkemp70 ?/Apr/09 AltLd
with Henry
Tim Sparrow ?/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 31/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/09 Solo
A Reid 23/Mar/09 2nd
with Jim, Dan
Piers Harley 23/Mar/09 AltLd

went solo

with Simon Clark
Timo Austino 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S

Reet good fun - great to get onto it. Nat led a bit in the middle - awesome belay - her 1st lead!! Clove hitch into runner and a crazy way of not tying in!!

with Nats
stephenmckenzie 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with Mike Cross, CalumA, frecro
Blurgy319 21/Mar/09 2nd
with Marcus Littler
CalumA 21/Mar/09 Solo
frecro 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with mike, calum and wee stevie
Hidden 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
matt22 ?/Mar/09 Lead
matt22 ?/Mar/09 Lead
viking ?/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with rick
Andy Hewison ?/Mar/09 2nd O/S
nvalentine760 ?/Mar/09 AltLd
jmaskill ?/Mar/09 2nd
net 28/Feb/09 Solo

Made a break from the hut when it stopped raining at about 3pm... Little bit of ice at the bottom, quite a bit of snow towards the top, not much in between!

with GPN
scottynel 21/Feb/09 Solo O/S

Good Route, climbed in poor conditions.

with John Martin & Johnny Elliott
Andynsloan 20/Feb/09 Lead rpt

Dramatically misty. Fun as always.

with Dai Jessop, Gary Abel
Harry Ellis 09/Feb/09 Lead
with Rich Garside
nakedave 08/Feb/09 -
Big Lee 08/Feb/09 Solo O/S

Awesome route, perfect conditions

dav_713 08/Feb/09 Lead O/S
groovy_nut 07/Feb/09 Solo O/S

Climbed as 'safe' last resort after lots of faffing over horribly powdery gully climbs

Hidden 02/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
Tommy Harris ?/Feb/09 -

a cold day on ledge route

richiegarside ?/Feb/09 -
with Harry Ellis
rossn ?/Feb/09 Lead

Great day out went to the Jimmy Marshall celebration that night

with Greg Nicol
TeeBee 21/Jan/09 Solo
Andy Hewison ?/Jan/09 -

Great Winter Route

CT6419 ??/2009 Solo
rossn ??/2009 -
springaren ??/2009 AltLd
with Peter, Erik
Hidden ??/2009 -
cpforbes ??/2009 -
johnkeith ??/2009 -
Mog ??/2009 AltLd
Andynsloan ??/2009 -
tubby two ??/2009 AltLd
with Colm
Ross McGibbon ??/2009 -
Harry Ellis 11/Dec/08 Solo
with Helen Russell, Andy Hardie, Dave Buckett
Gawyllie 06/Dec/08 Solo

solo'd most of it, poor conditions, good ridge though

with john meechan
joe larner ?/Dec/08 Solo
ckmoffat 29/Nov/08 Solo O/S

First winter route, fantastic day

with Dave, Graham & John
Only a hill 28/Nov/08 Solo β

A struggle through deep powder and spindrift.

Mark Collins 12/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/08 2nd
George Ormerod 20/Apr/08 Solo O/S

In descent

Neil Metcalfe101 20/Apr/08 2nd

Amazing.1st winter route. Soloed. Late start so snow wasn't at it's best but lots of snow, clear skies. Best winter for years apparently. Buzzed off the whole trip for ages.

with Allan Mac & Leon.
J Brown 19/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

My first winter lead - a great day, on a great route.

with Diccon Procter and Dennis Jobling
John Kettle 13/Apr/08 Lead
Neil Adams 13/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Elizabeth's first winter route

with Elizabeth
steven 09/Apr/08 AltLd

Just one pitch to rope up for. Just tonnes of snow to plough through to get to the top. Hot work in the sun.

with Matt Rushton
vincentvega ?/Apr/08 AltLd
with danny robb
giknockerpod ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/08 AltLd
The Bad Cough 30/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Lee Bonner
Hidden 30/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Bristoldave 27/Mar/08 Solo O/S

In descent

with Alex
Hidden 25/Mar/08 AltLd
Somerset swede basher 24/Mar/08 Solo O/S
with Al Royal
alaan 24/Mar/08 Solo
with Dom
fellgazelle 24/Mar/08 Solo

In descent

tim newton 24/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
Bobby Pearson 22/Mar/08 2nd O/S

CIC Hut - Up No. 5 Gully - Ledge Route - Carn Dearg summit - Ben Nevis summit - Absailed Down No. 4 Gully. 30mph N Winds, Light snow showers, Cloud base above summits

with Larry Foden
munki1971 16/Mar/08 Lead

Second time up this fantastic route - First time with full Winter conditions.

with Dorian Roberts
Calder 15/Mar/08 2nd

Moving together.

with Diggler
johnjb 02/Mar/08 2nd

Also Paul, 3 on a rope, moving together, with protection. Soft thawing snow, melting ice. Difficult descent in soft snow down no 4 gully after Mike Shields cut cornice.

with Bagdad John
SteveMyatt 01/Mar/08 Solo
with Mark Fairbank
markfairbank 01/Mar/08 Solo O/S

Moved together the whole way, very straight forward so didn't bother placing any gear, excellent route though. Shame we couldn't see anything!

Jamboli ?/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Diggler ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Tom Last 24/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Moved together, nice route.

with dcraig
My Gravity 20/Feb/08 2nd O/S

Enjoyable alpine-style excursion

with Laurence
aged_ape 20/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with MD
newvena 16/Feb/08 Lead rpt
with macker, dean & andy
gareth r 12/Feb/08 -
Simonfarfaraway 10/Feb/08 Solo
with Huw
climbing_wiggy ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Rod, Whitey, George
Poco Loco ?/Feb/08 2nd
ladislav ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S

First time winter climbing. Moved together the whole way. A great day out!

with Stuart, Surge
al99 ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
martinazando ?/Feb/08 2nd
with al99
tomtom89 ?/Feb/08 Solo
Stuart Macfarlane 20/Jan/08 Lead rpt
with Jeanie
Mark Wilson23 15/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Mark Wilson23 15/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
glaramara 12/Jan/08 2nd

moving together alpine style

with jamie
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
Hidden ??/2008 -
John Pickles ??/2008 Solo O/S
with Chris Ghyllion
WilliamBurnside 08/Dec/07 Solo

A wild, windy day.

with M Dunn, R Manby
m dunn 08/Dec/07 Solo

Wild weather

with Billy
abbeywall ?/Dec/07 Solo
with K
Hidden ?/Dec/07 AltLd
munki1971 26/Sep/07 -
with n/a
star8ug 31/Mar/07 -

Moved together placed runners round the ledge section which had little ice for the crampons to bite. Fantastic day clear skies and sunshine. Very Alpine

with Brother
Hidden 25/Mar/07 Solo
Hidden 25/Mar/07 -
MRJ 24/Mar/07 Solo O/S

Awsome outing, looking across at tower ridge shrouded in mist, while basking in the sun wearing just base layer+no gloves it was so warm.

with Rob
RobScotland 24/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Magnus
Sean Bell 24/Mar/07 AltLd

Sunshine, neve and easy going.Great day out.

with col, marc, bri, george
Hidden 07/Mar/07 2nd O/S
dustbuddy 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
andrewbooth1000 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Pete Baillie
Hidden 24/Feb/07 -
JulianD 21/Feb/07 AltLd

Thin snow and ice, sun, Brocken spectre at top!

with Stuart
malc 18/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Paul S
jamestheyip 18/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Garry Hugh, Matias Maistrello, Jon Gay
Hidden 17/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/07 Lead β
Hidden 17/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Piers Harley 09/Feb/07 Solo dnf
with Simon Clark
Hidden 08/Feb/07 Solo
Lay 08/Feb/07 2nd

very windy on the ridge - great day out

with Clive Roberts (lead), Alison Darlow, Jonathan Woodward
Monk 04/Feb/07 -

Moved together. Fantastic route but shame there were no views.

with Alan & Colm
mulletcocktail2000 03/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

move rpoed togethr alpine style

with joe
Hidden 01/Feb/07 -
mountainbagger ?/Feb/07 2nd

Fantastic route - really nice for a first grade II. Excellent weather yet again on the Ben. Looking at the weather stats for Ben Nevis, I'm a lucky boy!

with Mrs Mountainbagger
Hidden ?/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
tumbling wizard ?/Feb/07 -
tumbling wizard ?/Feb/07 -
david morse ?/Feb/07 Solo
with chris todd
Dave Searle 28/Jan/07 Solo

good route, quik time

with sim
Whitt 27/Jan/07 AltLd O/S

Moved together, then switched to soloing. Really long and fun though not very challenging.

with Seb
Hidden 27/Jan/07 AltLd
Watty 06/Jan/07 AltLd O/S

Did in winter so grade II***

with W.Watt, Spike
jasonC abroad ?/Dec/06 Solo

Good day out, quite easy but with a fair bit of exposure at the top

Hidden ?/Dec/06 AltLd
Daigroom 25/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
with Stu Wright
James B ?/Oct/06 Solo
SuperstarDJ 26/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Done as a scramble in the wet, rather than a 'route'. A slippy slab, just after the rightward exit from No.5 Gully did mean I needed to get the rope out for some of the party of 10. 2 people didn't fancy it and headed back to the pub, leaving us in the wet. Too cloudy to get the benefit of the exposure but a great route up the Ben and it must be stunning if you can see anything!

Hidden 06/Apr/06 AltLd
andy wa 03/Apr/06 -

Moving together

with Mark F
nicholas Barrowclough 07/Mar/06 Solo

Used in as a descent, beats sldiing down number four gully.

with Tim Davies
Roch 05/Mar/06 Solo
with Ben Tibbets, geof martin
Allan Young 05/Mar/06 Solo O/S
Marmot Catcher 05/Mar/06 2nd

Gr II*** (winter)

niall_mac ?/Mar/06 Solo
mattdown 26/Feb/06 -

Moved in alpine style - great climb, first scottish winter outing

with DUMC Kevin
kevinknights 25/Feb/06 Lead O/S

1hr 20 min - placed 3 bits of gear. Easier than most grade 1s... However - its a very pleasant way up the hill.

with Matt Down
Rich Malcolm 20/Feb/06 AltLd O/S
with Matt Brennan
benman 17/Feb/06 2nd
Andynsloan 12/Feb/06 Lead rpt
with Juliette Chrisman
mart rich 10/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

Specatcular views of the other ridges on the mountain and Carn Mor Dearg. Easy Route finding and straightforward route

with Steve Moody
SteveM 08/Feb/06 AltLd
Tobias at Home 08/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

Good fun, bshame the snow was unconsolidated. moved together for prety much all of it.

with SteveM
petehaz 02/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

Very lean, only the first pitch was climbed on ice, the rest was simple enough scramble. Enjoyable day out though.

with Mat & Tim
b.hayley ?/Feb/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Feb/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Solo
Simon Palmer ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
with James Heptonstall
jimorothy ?/Feb/06 AltLd

Very easy. Should not be grade two as gives false sense of grade.

with Rachel Crolla
yashvi 23/Jan/06 2nd
with Jo Wimalasena
KeithW 21/Jan/06 Lead O/S

Thin soft snow cover. Soloed to ridge then roped & moved together.

with Steve Prest & Elsa
Hidden ??/2006 -
centurion05 ??/2006 -

up second half in winter after the curtain, down the first half in summer after centurion

Hidden ??/2006 -
nakedave ??/2006 Solo
CurlyStevo ??/2006 Lead
JimH ??/2006 -
Daigroom ?/Jun/05 Solo
bms 10/Mar/05 Solo
industrialiceman 28/Feb/05 Solo
Captain Solo 21/Feb/05 Solo
mikecopp 20/Feb/05 Lead
with Will B
Howard J 19/Feb/05 AltLd rpt
with John Waterhouse
malc 15/Feb/05 AltLd O/S
with RL
Andynsloan 13/Feb/05 Lead O/S

Blues skies. What a day.

with Malcolm Sloan, Nick Williams
Mark Owen ?/Feb/05 AltLd O/S

Did not pitch, but moved together - first time up Ben Nevis.

with Alex Murphy
9fingerjon ?/Feb/05 Solo O/S

Very warm, but just holding in winter condition

with James H
Hidden ?/Feb/05 Lead
Mike Caine ?/Feb/05 -
ruggystunts 23/Jan/05 Solo

Night ascent, perfect conditions, clear sky, bright full moon and lovely firm snow.

with Neil
mike.moss ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Dec/04 Solo
nicholas Barrowclough 23/Dec/04 Solo

Lovely views and lovely day on the Ben.

Hidden 19/Dec/04 AltLd O/S
nickdonohue ?/Apr/04 Solo
with Mark McCarthy
crowberry gully 10/Mar/04 -
with Ross McGibbon
Hidden 07/Mar/04 AltLd
Stuart Macfarlane 06/Mar/04 AltLd
with Roddy
Lusk 29/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Phil1967 17/Feb/04 Lead
with BMRT
Hidden 13/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Dave Mason ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
tradandybrown ?/Feb/04 -
with jd
bms 31/Jan/04 Lead
with DW
Hidden 31/Jan/04 AltLd
stooby ?/Jan/04 2nd O/S
with guided
Charlie wp Hill ??/2004 -
Shaw Brown ??/2004 -
with Craig
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
tom_holdsworth 14/Dec/03 -
with Will Taylor
Hannah V 19/Mar/03 2nd

not much snow cover on route

Hidden 12/Mar/03 AltLd
Dustin 06/Mar/03 2nd O/S
Ed Saint ?/Mar/03 -
McGus 22/Feb/03 Lead
with Ruth
Hidden 17/Feb/03 AltLd
luckyjim ?/Feb/03 Solo
joe king ?/Feb/03 Solo
with steve petit
MarkDavies36 ?/Jan/03 Solo O/S
with Guy Keating, Steve Randles
Hidden ??/2003 -
Antony Mariani ??/2003 AltLd O/S
with Jacek
Julie Carroll 16/Apr/02 2nd
with Tim Bird
Gman ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Carl, Rich
Hawthorn 20/Feb/02 2nd dnf
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/02 AltLd
Tarquin ??/2002 -
zero six ??/2002 AltLd O/S
Andy Clarke 06/May/01 Solo
with ChrisB, Tommo
Hidden 17/Apr/01 Solo
mike hope ?/Mar/01 Lead O/S
with Pete Hope
Hidden 12/Feb/01 -
David Horwood ?/Jan/01 -
Ratfeeder 16/Jan/00 Solo O/S
graeme gatherer ??/2000 -
steveP ??/2000 Solo O/S
with Frank Popham
Hidden ??/2000 Solo
akhughes ??/2000 -
Tarquin ??/2000 -
Hidden 13/Mar/99 AltLd
Jacob Ram 10/Feb/99 Lead
with mike taylor
sdawson1 25/Jan/99 AltLd O/S
with JB
Hidden 25/Jan/99 AltLd
Jacob Ram 10/Jan/99 Lead
with mike taylor
Tarquin ??/1999 -
Dave Kerr 19/Jul/98 Solo
220bpm ?/Apr/98 Solo

One of my first winter routes.

Jacob Ram 25/Mar/98 Solo


with anthony aylett
Jacob Ram 23/Mar/98 Lead
with anthony aylett
Hidden 06/Mar/98 AltLd O/S
icescrew ?/Mar/98 AltLd
with Steve Orange
sdawson1 15/Feb/98 AltLd O/S
with JB
uphillnow ?/Feb/98 Solo

in company with Mike Gill

Tarquin ??/1998 -
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
Jacob Ram 17/Sep/97 Solo
dangates ??/1997 AltLd
with Derek Bain/ Tom Marshall
biggianthead 09/Mar/96 Solo
with HT
cem ?/Feb/96 AltLd O/S

As part of course.

with Mark from Oxford
Sime64 20/Apr/95 Solo
with Gill
Hidden ?/Mar/95 Lead
Sean Kelly ?/Jan/95 AltLd

A fantastic day out. Soloed most of the route including the double cornice to join the plateau. Avalanche Risk 5 that particular day and hardly anybody else on the mountain.

with Al Metelko
lawrenceK ?/Feb/94 Solo
Hidden 20/Jan/94 Lead O/S
Mickdenali ??/1994 -
with Simon Colley
Hidden ??/1994 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/93 Lead
Sime64 16/Apr/92 Lead
with Gill
auld al ??/1991 2nd O/S
pauldrew ??/1988 AltLd
auld al ?/Mar/86 Solo O/S

following nevis guides

steveb2006 07/Feb/86 Solo

After doing The Curtain - superb day.

Mark Kemball 29/Mar/84 Solo


ChrisMarden ??/1984 -

School group. First route on the Ben.

Howard J 17/Feb/83 AltLd O/S
with Loch Eil Centre
Neil McA 23/Feb/82 Solo

First time on the Ben, 2 classics, great day, steep learning curve.

Mark Kemball 27/Feb/81 Solo
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/77 AltLd

No view!

with Tony Caldwell
Hidden ??/1975 -
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