Ben Nevis 21 Mar 13

On Thursday Russell and I walked into the N face of the Ben with the intention of doing Tower Ridge, however before we even seen the ridge it was pretty clear that the wind was far too strong for going up on such a high and exposed route. after pottering about and exploring various ideas we decided to have a crack at a long pitch low down on the barrier that extends North from the CIC hut.

Russell on the path above the halfway Lochan

Approaching the face

we climbed the pitch on the right of the center rock face
Russell leading the pitch

Me with the NE buttress and Tower ridge

Russell with Carn Dearg Buttress

start of the walk out

Panorama of the whole face


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