Saturday, 29 November 2014

CMD Arete

Ian and Clare have a 5 year plan to climb the Matterhorn or Mont Blanc so today was the first leg of the process.  The summit of Ben Nevis was the first obstacle and we were accompanied by very mild weather but a strong chilly wind.  Despite completing the route mostly in the cloud and dampness we made a 7 hour round trip with some fantastic gluten-free millionaires shortbread to keep us energised (thank you Clare).  We did come across some thawing snow on the summit plateau but didnt feel like it will last very long.  Very warm for the end of November.

Ian and Clare enjoying the last of the view

Nice while the view lasted

Who said hill food is boring?

Rock hoping 

Ian's 2nd Munro and Clare's 4th time on the summit

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