Saturday, 5 July 2014

Tower Ridge

Glad to be back here
Jonathan and Dan striking a pose
It was another stunning day in Lochaber and I enjoyed the day with Jonathan and Daniel on Ben Nevis.  Jonathan had done his research and was really keen to climb the uber classic Tower Ridge and was not disappointed.  A helicopter was buzzing in and out of the north face all morning as it was resupplying the CIC hut with gas bottles, not something we see in our mountains everyday in Scotland so it was nice to see them do their work.  We made good progress on the ridge, passing a team who were trying to make a 'new' Eastern Traverse below the Little Tower, not advisable.  The summit again produced hundreds of people, and the summit experience was not one that Jonathan and Daniel will cherish,  we saw the summit and agreed that was close enough!  The day had taken it's toll on Jonathan's boots, the sole was barely attached as we got back to the car.  A quick stop at an outdoor shop for some boots then a celebratory beer.  Great day.

Don't drop them!

Cloud coming and going

A well earned breather

Busy on the descent

Final hurdle

No comments: