Tower Ridge and CMD Arete, Ben Nevis

Tower Ridge and CMD Arete, Ben Nevis


Dan and I enjoyed a great day on Ben Nevis today. Dan had a train to catch at 5:30pm this afternoon, so we had an early-ish start and made our way up along the Allt a’Mhuilinn up the the north face of Ben Nevis, with Tower Ridge in our sights.

Despite the drizzle and greasy conditions underfoot, Dan flew up Tower Ridge, and tackled all the tricky sections with no hesitation, and only a brief ‘that was a bit tricky’ mutter when climbing up the short, steep wall onto the Great Tower.

We arrived at the summit at about midday, and so with plenty of time left, we descended the SE shoulder, and continued around the brilliant Carn Mor Dearg Arete, just as the clouds lifted enough to give us some great views of the north face and of Tower Ridge. This gave us a brilliant mountaineering day, and for Dan, the perfect way to explore some of the best that Ben Nevis has to offer in a single day.









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