Anniversary 2013: Carn Mor Dearg Aręte route to Ben Nevis

 

After a 12-year delay Julie and I finally kept an appointment with Ben Nevis!

 

The weather was absolutely stunning, and the conditions in the Highlands could not be better: mid-teens temperature, sunny, dry, AND no midges!

 

After so many bad-weather days (over the years) in Glen Nevis, it was great to see it at its best

 

Halfway Lochan, we leave the “tourist path” and head around to the north-face of Ben Nevis

 

The accent of Carn Mor Dearg is never easy, but you should have heard the profanities! However, there can be few views better than this: the CMD Aręte leading to the summit of Ben Nevis

 

The CMD Aręte takes you directly to the summit of Ben Nevis

 

I have summited six times over the years, but I’ve never had conditions as glorious as this!

 

So, a full 12-years to the day since Julie and I embarked on our adventure, the weather finally came good by us!

 

The following day, the weather was not as good – well you don’t get two magnificent days in a row – we did The Devils Ridge.

 

The Devils Ridge viewed from the summit of Sgurr a’ Mhaim

 

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