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Ticklists: Britain's winter ridges, Ben Nevis Ridges, 3 star Scottish winter, Winter Aspirations.

Conor McNamara 23/Feb AltLd O/S
with Neil Dickson, Matt Boyd
andrew.tyrrell 21/Feb 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.

Hidden 15/Feb AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Feb Solo O/S
olddirtydoggy 11/Feb 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.

Dave Richards 11/Feb Lead rpt

I led up to the ridge then we moved together.

with Sean PMC
sjbrook 11/Feb 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 -
James9HFM8W 07/Feb 2nd
Hidden 07/Feb -
Rob Moorcroft 29/Jan AltLd
with Ruth
Hidden 29/Jan AltLd
royalste45 21/Jan AltLd rpt

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

Hidden 21/Jan -
Hidden 21/Jan -
android_lloyd 16/Jan Solo

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

bms 12/Jan Solo

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

Tarquin 10/Jan -
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

tomowen13 22/Nov/16 -
with Alex G, Joe F
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

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
hally 30/Apr/16 2nd rpt
with Allan coulthard
Bob.allan 23/Apr/16 AltLd
RhinoUK 23/Apr/16 2nd

First Ascent and roped climb in winter conditions

with Dom, Stuart
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
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

michaelb1 31/Mar/16 -

Descended moving together

with M Tighe
SJPowderham1 31/Mar/16 Lead rpt

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

gman2012 30/Mar/16 Solo rpt
Alex_RhodesUK 30/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Moved together

Dino Dave 30/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Moved together for whole route.

with Alex_RhodesUK, Steve Gibbs
Muskrat 30/Mar/16 2nd

Winter Mountaineering Course

with Abacus Guide Scott Kirkhope
Mark Collins 29/Mar/16 Solo O/S
steve_gibbs 29/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
with Alex Rhodes, Dave Rex
EcoClimber 28/Mar/16 Solo

Four stars!

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

In descent.

Hidden 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.

Andrew Holden 15/Mar/16 Solo
with Miller
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 -
Hidden 07/Mar/16 Lead
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, Tom Williams
Hidden 05/Mar/16 Solo
MSchobitz 05/Mar/16 Solo O/S

Descent from Gemini.

AliRLee 05/Mar/16 Solo O/S
roxyroundtheworld 05/Mar/16 Solo
garywalker147 05/Mar/16 Solo O/S

Easy climbing - soft snow.

with Derek
benkelsey 05/Mar/16 Solo
with Mikey
ian hendy ?/Mar/16 Solo rpt
Lee0901 ?/Mar/16 -
Hidden 28/Feb/16 Solo
ralphio 27/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Moved together.

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.

Rob Pitt 27/Feb/16 -

In descent

Hidden 27/Feb/16 -
petecurt 27/Feb/16 Solo

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

with Klaus, Florian
James_Kendal 27/Feb/16 2nd

Great conditions. Moved together.

with Gareth D
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.

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
Pero 27/Feb/16 Solo
Hidden 26/Feb/16 Solo O/S
ModerateMatt 26/Feb/16 AltLd rpt

Exceptionally nice day. We moved together for the whole ridge up and down in around 2hrs up and 1hr down,

with Mark J
Hidden 26/Feb/16 -
Hidden 26/Feb/16 AltLd
greylag 26/Feb/16 AltLd
MJProSkater 26/Feb/16 AltLd
rob16 25/Feb/16 -
with Matt Brook
ModerateMatt 25/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Very nice day, conditions were good under foot and weather wise. Alex pitched the first section to near the ridge, I lead the rest while moving together.

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

luckyjim 15/Feb/16 Lead
with Phillipa
petegunn 15/Feb/16 Solo
with Davina
Hidden 15/Feb/16 Solo
lcullum7 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with Rowan Chesmer, Tom McCabe, Joe Jones
Tom McCabe 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with lcullum7, Rowan Chesmer, Joe Jones
JRJones 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with Tom McCabe, Luke, Rowan Chesmer
lewis_james84 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with admcne
admcne 14/Feb/16 Solo O/S
gurumed 13/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
with Colin
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
colinerees 13/Feb/16 AltLd O/S
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.

djbeaumont 13/Feb/16 2nd
with Al Horsefield
David Henchliffe 13/Feb/16 AltLd G/U
with Dave Bankart
JoeCoxson 12/Feb/16 Solo O/S

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

Hidden 12/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Hartz 12/Feb/16 2nd

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

with Jamie, Liam
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

Chelsey Robinson 12/Feb/16 2nd O/S
crag_hopper_Jay 11/Feb/16 Solo O/S
boyson 11/Feb/16 Solo
Steven Andrews 11/Feb/16 Solo

In descent

Garry_C 11/Feb/16 Solo
with Zeemon
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.

papasmurf 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
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
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!

with Ben
Si ?/Feb/16 Lead rpt

For Jagged Globe as work

Hidden ?/Feb/16 Lead
bjackelman ?/Feb/16 -
mattsmithuk 27/Jan/16 -

with Iain

drmossy 27/Jan/16 -
BarneyLoosemore 21/Jan/16 -
edhawk21 18/Jan/16 2nd O/S

with Glencoe Climbing

neeza 16/Jan/16 Solo
flat eric 16/Jan/16 -
with Jacob K
colin fagan 16/Jan/16 Solo
websterm508 16/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
with Johnny B
Hidden 16/Jan/16 -
Derek Graham 13/Jan/16 Solo
Hidden 13/Jan/16 -
DaveB61 13/Jan/16 Lead
with David Henchliffe
Hidden 11/Jan/16 Lead
machars 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.

Hidden 06/Jan/16 Solo O/S
Tarquin 05/Jan/16 -
7toes 02/Jan/16 -
with petrch
ajk-log ??/2016 -
Dale Finnie ??/2016 Solo
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 -
Josh Wade ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
scottie390 27/Dec/15 -
Hidden 27/Dec/15 2nd
Hidden 13/Dec/15 Solo
Hidden 13/Dec/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Dec/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/15 Solo
robpartridge 13/Dec/15 Solo
SUColdo 12/Dec/15 Solo
luckyjim 06/Dec/15 Solo
Hidden 03/Dec/15 Solo O/S
joermann 03/Dec/15 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/15 Lead rpt
liamando 22/Nov/15 Solo O/S

Nice route, more of a scenic walk but cracking weather!

with Anna Bruvere, K-Bo, Paul GUMC, Robertgiddy
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
boyson 22/Apr/15 Solo
andyinglis 18/Apr/15 Solo
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton 05/Apr/15 Solo
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Solo
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
easers 24/Mar/15 Solo
Mattlloyd10 23/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 23/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/15 Solo
Tarquin 17/Mar/15 -
with Louise
Hidden 17/Mar/15 Solo
Louvet 17/Mar/15 -
with Tarquin
DanielBryan 17/Mar/15 -
Martin McKenna - UKC 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Victoria
Liam Ingram 15/Mar/15 -
Sam Shilliday 15/Mar/15 Solo
with Max Bonavent
Harrynichols 15/Mar/15 Solo
Harry Holmes 15/Mar/15 Solo rpt
catrin289 15/Mar/15 Solo

Got a little sunburnt

duncanzsteven 15/Mar/15 Solo
DavidMcK 15/Mar/15 Solo
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!

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
Paul Figg 14/Mar/15 Solo


with Andy Brown
SteveM 14/Mar/15 AltLd
davesa 14/Mar/15 Solo
Sam Parker 14/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 11/Mar/15 Solo dnf
Hidden 11/Mar/15 Solo
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.

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 Neil
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 -
Hidden 15/Feb/15 -
thedatastream 15/Feb/15 Lead O/S

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

with Jake G
vix 15/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Moving together

tobyk 15/Feb/15 Solo O/S

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

with Emma Akam
Stephen Halliday 15/Feb/15 -
with John Wilshaw
Matt Marsh 15/Feb/15 AltLd
with Vicky Jennings
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.

with Carol
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
Keith Lambley 14/Feb/15 Solo
with Jeff H, Kate R
Carol Goodall 14/Feb/15 Solo

Perfect conditions, we were fast

with Elsie
Webster 13/Feb/15 Solo

up and down, perfect snow, really easy

joe hallam 13/Feb/15 -

Move together

Hidden 09/Feb/15 Solo
Hidden 09/Feb/15 Lead rpt
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
with Cora
SJPowderham1 07/Feb/15 -
jamesgr87 06/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/15 2nd
Karlos 04/Feb/15 Solo

Climbed after completing The Curtain.

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

great weather with Scott Kirkhope guiding

with Haydn
D.Russell 01/Feb/15 Solo O/S


with Ally, Adam
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)

hairy51 ?/Feb/15 -
stephen ashworth ?/Feb/15 Lead
with Ian hendy
10029759 ?/Feb/15 -
Hidden ?/Feb/15 Solo
aebewick 29/Jan/15 2nd
SamHallam 26/Jan/15 2nd
aljones91 26/Jan/15 AltLd

First route at the Ben...Stoked!!

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

Winter climb . Moved in a team of three

w-watson 17/Jan/15 Solo
davkeo 12/Jan/15 Solo O/S
Tony Lancashire 10/Jan/15 Lead
Hidden 04/Jan/15 -
Hidden 03/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
kivell 03/Jan/15 Lead

lead short roping.

with will king, steve kivell
Hidden 03/Jan/15 AltLd
Robin Woodward ?/Jan/15 AltLd

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

plain kitten ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
ndraper1 ??/2015 Lead
Malcolm Bass ??/2015 -
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
peter_ellwood 29/Dec/14 -
Harry Holmes 28/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Anna Wells
Ndawson 28/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
Tim Harper 28/Dec/14 Solo
Andrew Sullivan 17/Dec/14 -
splat2million 16/Dec/14 Solo

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

with Jon Howson
jonhowson 16/Dec/14 Solo O/S

Only one mildly sketchy move and pretty much walking the rest of the way. A really great route.

with David P
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.

with Harry, Owen
colenn 28/Mar/14 Solo

In descent again

steveforgrieve 28/Mar/14 AltLd

Fairly straightforward. Couple of exposed sections.

with Chris Watkins
Andy Syme 28/Mar/14 Lead
with Pete Elliott
Hidden 28/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
colenn 27/Mar/14 Solo

In descent

Rob N 27/Mar/14 Solo

Down climbed

Harry Holmes 26/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Alastair MacSween 26/Mar/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 26/Mar/14 Solo
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
climber34neil 11/Mar/14 -


lukas richardo 11/Mar/14 Solo O/S

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

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 Lee Musson, 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. http://www.masterplan-mountaineering.co.uk/2014/03/ledge-route-carn-mor-dearg-arete/

wezzie 01/Mar/14 -

First ever winter climb ;)

hfisher ?/Mar/14 Solo
with Teffy
Hidden ?/Mar/14 Solo O/S
somethingelse ?/Mar/14 2nd

moved together - a lot of snow, everywhere

with Jim
Ryan23 ?/Mar/14 AltLd

Deep powder

ian hendy ?/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Stephen Ashworth
Hidden 24/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Lead
drsdave 20/Feb/14 Solo O/S
5eamuz 16/Feb/14 AltLd O/S
with Mike Gibson
Hidden 16/Feb/14 AltLd
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
jev 08/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with Gabrielle, HWUMC
brad_tait 08/Feb/14 -
with Marnoch 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

guy757 14/Jan/14 -
Hidden 13/Jan/14 -
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
joeashworth 11/Jan/14 Solo
Hidden 10/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
khalidq 09/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
with Alec
guy757 06/Jan/14 -
MPSBunny 02/Jan/14 Solo O/S

Decided that I might as well do something based on the fact that despite staying in the CIC hut I'd done nothing. Wandered up to the foot of number 5 gully over avalanche debris and decided to have a punt. Overshot the normal start and ended up traversing in higher up. Soloed up the rest of the route with one exciting moment where rather than down climbing a small step I leapt across into a patch of soft snow!

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.

gi 30/Nov/13 Solo
with arose
alexei.nicholas 23/Nov/13 AltLd

Moved together, great day, great condition

partz 23/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

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

Hidden 23/Nov/13 -
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
Hidden 21/Nov/13 Solo
scottie390 21/Nov/13 Solo
droberts 04/Nov/13 Solo
gazj1986 26/Oct/13 -

amazing scramble

GazEd83 26/Oct/13 -
Hidden 12/Jul/13 -
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?

Hidden 23/Mar/13 Solo O/S
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
eolmar 16/Mar/13 AltLd
with Peter
Pete23 16/Mar/13 AltLd
with Hugues
sarah hawker 16/Mar/13 -

Moved together

with bob
NielsC 16/Mar/13 AltLd
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
Hidden 05/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
peter fetlar 05/Mar/13 AltLd
with brian murphy, stewart
Hidden 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Claire Molloy 03/Mar/13 AltLd
with Andy Birch, Nick Smith
NoelleG ?/Mar/13 AltLd

+Andy Birch. Climbed with Julian as a two and Claire, Nick and Andy climbed as a three

with Julian C, nick smith, Claire Molloy
alisonk 28/Feb/13 -

Fantastic condition

with Dave
davidk 28/Feb/13 -
with alison
Adam T 27/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 27/Feb/13 Lead O/S
augustus trout 27/Feb/13 2nd rpt
with Jim Symons
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 Jason
KevB 26/Feb/13 Lead

Blue sky and sunshine.

with Warren Burke
Hidden 25/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 25/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/13 Solo
gw3285 25/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden 25/Feb/13 AltLd
cbonner 24/Feb/13 Solo O/S
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
Hidden 23/Feb/13 AltLd
JezzaCat 23/Feb/13 Lead
with Ben, Stella
Cludum Mann 23/Feb/13 AltLd
with awaddie
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
Hidden 17/Feb/13 Solo O/S
aldo56 17/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Superb conditions today, no need to rope up.

Jim Slater 17/Feb/13 Solo rpt
with Andy Jobling
uncontrollable 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

WMC mass assault

with laurence
max_dickens 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S
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 arÍte for a fantastic mountain day.

with Wessex MC
tomshanti 17/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Feb/13 2nd
Gav Parker 16/Feb/13 2nd
punj 16/Feb/13 Solo
Lumbering Oaf 16/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Soloed route to top.

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.

Hidden 16/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
tomshanti 15/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Tim Sparrow 12/Feb/13 AltLd
with Geoff Thomas
Hidden 12/Feb/13 Solo
Adam T 12/Feb/13 -
karlc 10/Feb/13 2nd O/S
a13x 09/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Russell Lovett 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S

Climbed with Andrrw Haigh but did not rope up.

with andrew haigh
Matt Dolan 09/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Katy Boreham
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.

Hidden 09/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/13 Solo
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
Dave Richards 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Moving together

with PMC
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
ORice 01/Feb/13 -
MoWalker3 01/Feb/13 -
Hidden 01/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Menna Pritchard 01/Feb/13 2nd
jayyaj ?/Feb/13 Solo
Hidden ?/Feb/13 -
Kevin Duffy ?/Feb/13 Solo O/S
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
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.

Jones_88 23/Jan/13 2nd
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
Hidden 20/Jan/13 AltLd
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
smiler ??/2013 AltLd
with Bokonon
Hidden ??/2013 -
CMacD ??/2013 -
Alastair MacSween ??/2013 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -
Paterson12 ??/2013 Solo

Perfect Conditions

Chris Reid ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
captain ??/2013 -
Jamie B 21/Dec/12 Solo
with Richard Gentry
MarkRoe 19/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Luke W Edwards 19/Dec/12 Solo O/S
bms 17/Dec/12 Solo
SPD224 15/Dec/12 AltLd
with Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis, Becky Lee, Martin Smith
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
easers 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
Graeme High 11/Mar/12 Solo
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
Finn Curry 05/Mar/12 Solo
Badgers 05/Mar/12 Solo
Hidden 02/Mar/12 Solo O/S
JezzaCat ?/Mar/12 -
with Ben
peebles boy ?/Mar/12 Lead
Steve Woollard 28/Feb/12 AltLd
with Tom Blight
tomshanti 26/Feb/12 Solo rpt

descent route from the plateau

Sally Hudson 17/Feb/12 2nd
with Bill Strachan
Tarquin 16/Feb/12 -
with Simon and George
STWright 16/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

A good mountain route when conditions are lacking.

Hidden 16/Feb/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/12 2nd O/S
jasoncash 15/Feb/12 Solo 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
Slarti B 14/Feb/12 Solo

Great conditions, lovely route

with Chris Bull, Sophia D
scallan022 14/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/12 Solo O/S
maherp 13/Feb/12 Solo

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

with SMC
texuspete 13/Feb/12 Solo O/S
with Ben Robotham
TM_Horton 13/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

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

with webby
sdi 13/Feb/12 Solo O/S

Downclimbed once reached the top.

ronniemarshall 13/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Adam Payne
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
Bob1984 11/Feb/12 -

2 pitches to start then solo thereafter.

Hidden 11/Feb/12 Lead
andybroadway 11/Feb/12 AltLd
with Bob Wilson, Wendal
jamesbrown1979 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S

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

scottie390 11/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

good route for beginners

JonBrown 11/Feb/12 Solo O/S


with Becky, Floris
Jenny Hall 11/Feb/12 2nd
with Louis
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

johnrich 02/Feb/12 -
scottie390 02/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden 01/Feb/12 Lead
TheFatClimber ?/Feb/12 2nd
Simon Preuss ?/Feb/12 Solo
with Andy, Phil
ashtond6 ?/Feb/12 Solo
Krellen ?/Feb/12 -
with Martin Garnett, alan Bellis, Keith Harper, Loz Hible
AndyCook ?/Feb/12 AltLd
Ian84 ?/Feb/12 -
Hidden 31/Jan/12 Solo
easers 30/Jan/12 Solo
Simnel 28/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant route..moved together.

with Mark, Alan, Tony S
Hidden 28/Jan/12 2nd O/S
machars 28/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 28/Jan/12 Solo
Anthony1 28/Jan/12 2nd
with Mark D, Alan, John L
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.

with rob
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

jamiefoxen 15/Jan/12 Solo β
with bob foster
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Solo
Rope 14/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 13/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Jan/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Jan/12 -
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
luckyjim 06/Jan/12 Solo

topped out just as weather crapped out!

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.

knicos 05/Jan/12 AltLd
with James Chesmer
Hidden 05/Jan/12 -
Jack.H.92 05/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Pete Rigby ?/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
with Kelli Roberts
mattking_109 ?/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd
aneate ?/Jan/12 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
scottie390 ??/2012 -
Guy Wilson ??/2012 -
lizzie_malc 29/Dec/11 Solo
Hidden 29/Dec/11 Solo rpt
kelliroberts3 29/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
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 -
Hidden 17/Dec/11 2nd O/S
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 steve
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
MJLangley 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
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.

with Susan
Susanj21 26/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Jim Slater 26/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Solo
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
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

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

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

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

Hidden 02/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
davidrj1 ?/Mar/11 AltLd
with Paul Riley
robgixer ?/Mar/11 AltLd
Matt Harmon ?/Mar/11 Solo O/S
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
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 Sanders
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
suffolknick 22/Feb/11 2nd

Really snowy so prob grade I

with matt
jimhall 22/Feb/11 Lead O/S

moved together. didnt like this route.

with Paddy
pete1993 22/Feb/11 Solo
Hidden 22/Feb/11 Lead O/S
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 -
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Solo
Jim Brownlow 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Iain Mount
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 -
alias dave 10/Feb/11 Solo O/S

Beautiful day. Amazing route.

with Chris Lehane
MagnusL 10/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with A gaggle of people
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, Dave S
Hidden 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
mikespooner 29/Jan/11 -
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
ernie27uk 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Alpine style ascent

How easy 29/Jan/11 2nd
Singleton_Alex 28/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
np134 28/Jan/11 Solo O/S
with A. Singleton, N. Howett
Hidden 27/Jan/11 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jan/11 Lead O/S
DavPk 23/Jan/11 Solo
with Romain Rebut
Hidden 23/Jan/11 2nd
Al Kells 23/Jan/11 Solo O/S
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 Tom Dewhurst, 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
gateaublaster ?/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Jan/11 AltLd
easers ?/Jan/11 Solo
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton ?/Jan/11 2nd
with Zac Poulton
Pohil ?/Jan/11 Solo O/S
The Wriggler ??/2011 -
oliverk ??/2011 -
Peter Metcalfe ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Tenko ??/2011 -
cpforbes ??/2011 Solo O/S
2010_graham ??/2011 Solo O/S


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
mikemartin 13/Dec/10 Solo
freudy_love 13/Dec/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/10 -
Lisa M 12/Dec/10 Solo
with Liz Outram, Nick Outram, Andrew Higginson
fall-line 12/Dec/10 -
with Sarah Kirton, Alex Tuck
Hidden 12/Dec/10 Solo
captain_reindeer 12/Dec/10 Solo O/S

Stunning weather. Good snow/ice.

with Alastair Grantham
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
with Tom
tomtom89 01/Dec/10 Solo
with Jack
tomtom89 30/Nov/10 Solo
with Jack
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
Pompey 21/Nov/10 AltLd
with JP
JamesRoddie 20/Nov/10 Solo O/S

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

Euan Strachan 20/Nov/10 Solo O/S
with Rori Brooker
Ruari Brooker 20/Nov/10 Solo
with Euan Strachan
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
francois 03/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 03/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 02/Apr/10 -
rfdl100 02/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Sam Thompson
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 O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/10 AltLd
Hidden 20/Mar/10 Solo
jshields 13/Mar/10 Lead

Great climb with an Alpine feel.

Hidden 09/Mar/10 -
Chirs 09/Mar/10 Solo
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
dj_brigham05 23/Feb/10 Solo

In descent

Alastair MacSween 22/Feb/10 Solo
Hidden 21/Feb/10 Solo
crispy 21/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Carl
Daniel Sutherland 20/Feb/10 Solo O/S
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
willoates 20/Feb/10 -


with Steve, lawrence
Ardo 20/Feb/10 2nd
with Tim
Liam Martin 20/Feb/10 Solo β
mr bounce 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S
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
John Pickles 18/Feb/10 Solo rpt
with Andrew Morton
David86 18/Feb/10 -
Hidden 18/Feb/10 Solo
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
barney800 13/Feb/10 -

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

Andy DB 13/Feb/10 -
with James B
Hidden 08/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Feb/10 -
Hidden 04/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/10 -
Hidden ?/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
remus 30/Jan/10 Solo O/S

First winter route, and a good one at that.

Hidden 29/Jan/10 Lead O/S
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.

Dave Foster 29/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Pretty steady.

with Ross
stratandrew 29/Jan/10 2nd

with ZAc Poulton as part of AP mountaineering course

Ross Anderrson 28/Jan/10 2nd β

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

Will Jerram 28/Jan/10 -
asmith37 25/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/10 Solo
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
georgenvk 02/Jan/10 Solo O/S
IJHunt ?/Jan/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
colinthrelfall ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
christopher_johnson ??/2010 AltLd

A memerable climb in good conditions, would recomend.

pratty25 ??/2010 -
KKilroy ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden 29/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden 28/Dec/09 AltLd
Hidden 28/Dec/09 Lead
gareth_hull 28/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Climbed in full winter conditions

with Steve Robinson
milkyjoe 28/Dec/09 AltLd

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

with raph
Dillon 28/Dec/09 AltLd

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

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.

with Martin
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 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
PeteLoveless 28/Nov/09 Solo O/S
with jon
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.

Callum T 28/Nov/09 Solo O/S

Amazing Day, finished by going down CMD arete

with Tom Jenkins
jsrous 28/Nov/09 Solo
with Pete L
thomasaneurinsmith 28/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Reeves
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
Hidden 14/Apr/09 Solo
SWalls 14/Apr/09 Solo

In Descent

with Alex Moran, Mike Coppock, Iain Munro, Mike Cross
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 :-)

absolutebeginner 11/Apr/09 2nd
with halfaseesaw
Ross L 09/Apr/09 2nd
stev1e.wilso 09/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Tom, Dylan
bigbadbob12345 09/Apr/09 -
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.

with Mark B
Hidden 06/Apr/09 AltLd
Theeni 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Matt Kemp
Hidden 04/Apr/09 Solo
mes32 01/Apr/09 2nd
Tim Sparrow ?/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 31/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden 23/Mar/09 2nd
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
frecro 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with mike, calum and wee stevie
CalumA 21/Mar/09 Solo
stephenmckenzie 21/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Blurgy319 21/Mar/09 2nd
with Marcus Littler
Hidden 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
viking ?/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with rick
matt22 ?/Mar/09 Lead
matt22 ?/Mar/09 Lead
jmaskill ?/Mar/09 2nd
Andy Hewison ?/Mar/09 2nd O/S
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 George
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

with Patrick
Hidden 02/Feb/09 AltLd O/S
tscoobydoo ?/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
Andy Hewison ?/Jan/09 -

Great Winter Route

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

with Roger
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
Neil Adams 13/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Elizabeth's first winter route

with Elizabeth
John Kettle 13/Apr/08 Lead
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
alaan 24/Mar/08 Solo
with Dom
Somerset swede basher 24/Mar/08 Solo O/S
with Al Royal
tim newton 24/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
fellgazelle 24/Mar/08 Solo

In descent

Hidden 23/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
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 Mark
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
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!

with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 01/Mar/08 Solo
with Mark Fairbank
Diggler ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Jamboli ?/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
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 -
with Hywel
Simonfarfaraway 10/Feb/08 Solo
with Huw
al99 ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Poco Loco ?/Feb/08 2nd
tomtom89 ?/Feb/08 Solo
climbing_wiggy ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Rod, Whitey, George
martinazando ?/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
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 12/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
John Pickles ??/2008 Solo O/S
with Chris Ghyllion
Phill_ Thompson ??/2008 AltLd
with skarabrae, Helen Whiteman, Ian Gardiner, Lucy Prins
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
easers ?/Dec/07 AltLd
with Doug Aitken
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 -
Sean Bell 24/Mar/07 AltLd

Sunshine, neve and easy going.Great day out.

with col, marc, bri, george
RobScotland 24/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Magnus
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
Hidden 07/Mar/07 2nd O/S
andrewbooth1000 03/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Pete Baillie
dustbuddy 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
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 -
david morse ?/Feb/07 Solo
with chris todd
tumbling wizard ?/Feb/07 -
tumbling wizard ?/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
Dave Searle 28/Jan/07 Solo

good route, quik time

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

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

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

Did in winter so grade II***

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

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

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
Allan Young 05/Mar/06 Solo O/S
Marmot Catcher 05/Mar/06 2nd

Gr II*** (winter)

Roch 05/Mar/06 Solo
with Ben Tibbets, geof martin
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
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
SteveM 08/Feb/06 AltLd
with Tobs
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
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
b.hayley ?/Feb/06 AltLd
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
nakedave ??/2006 Solo
Hidden ??/2006 -
centurion05 ??/2006 -

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

CurlyStevo ??/2006 Lead
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
Shaw Brown ??/2004 -
with Craig
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
Charlie wp Hill ??/2004 -
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
joe king ?/Feb/03 Solo
with steve petit
luckyjim ?/Feb/03 Solo
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
Hidden ?/Feb/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Solo
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
Hidden 12/Feb/01 -
Hidden ?/Jan/01 -
Ratfeeder 16/Jan/00 Solo O/S
steveP ??/2000 Solo O/S
with Frank Popham
Hidden ??/2000 Solo
Tarquin ??/2000 -
akhughes ??/2000 -
graeme gatherer ??/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
Sime64 20/Apr/95 Solo
with Gill
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
Hidden ??/1994 Solo
Mickdenali ??/1994 -
with Simon Colley
Hidden ?/Jan/93 Lead
Sime64 16/Apr/92 Lead
with Gill
auld al ??/1991 2nd O/S
auld al ?/Mar/86 Solo O/S

following nevis guides

Hidden 07/Feb/86 Solo
Mark Kemball 29/Mar/84 Solo


Howard J 17/Feb/83 AltLd O/S
with Loch Eil Centre
Mark Kemball 27/Feb/81 Solo
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/77 AltLd

No view!

with Tony Caldwell
Paul Clarke ??/1975 -
with FMC
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