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Ben Nevis winter walk March 5th 2007

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  • Ben Nevis winter walk March 5th 2007

    After a 340 mile drive, a few beers & a nights rest myself & 3 mates tackled the highest mountain in Great Britain with an early start. The weather was strong winds with frequent snow & rain showers. Wind chill -17 above 2000ft.

    After a steady climb up the footpath we reached the snowline were the hard work was about to begin.

    The snow got both icier & deeper as we progressed towards the summit. At 3600ft some 600ft below the summit we were forced to abandon our walk. This was due to the dangerous nature of the snow. It was very deep & had frozen over the top.

    We were not equipped to cut the ice as we had no ice axe's to cut footholds or crampons for our boots to grip the ice. A bit disappointing but we will be back again another time.

    Here i am @3600ft after 4hrs hard walking. The summit is behind me

    Here are a couple more images of the descent & surrounding mountains /loch's taken from the upper slopes of Ben Nevis.

    Although we never made the top the walk was a great experiance & also the highest walk i've done to date. To continue the attempt to the summit could have resulted in a serious fall or worse. It will still be there for the next time........

  • #2
    Nice one Paul....well done mate
    In darkness we do what we can
    In daylight we're oblivion


    • #3
      Youve got some gutts doing that Paul!

      Well Done

      [COLOR="Magenta"][B][FONT="Arial Black"]The Minx[/FONT][/B][/COLOR]



      • #4
        Well done mate


        • #5
          thank u for the kind comments. That was an experience I will cherish for a long time to come.

          Anyway I will be hanging up my walking boots for a short time & will be back fishing very soon as my club matches start on 1st April

          I fished a small match a week ago with Liquidized & the lad's from the tackle shop that sponsor him on the newly joined match & specimen pool @ Heronbrook. Enjoyed a busy match with plenty of skimmers & newly stocked f1's for a weight of 22lb. 51lb won the match with everybody catching at least 15lb. Great fun