Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Back to work on Ben Nevis

The Afghan story will follow soon but in the meantime Calum contacted me for a short notice day out on a mountain route. We headed for NE Buttress on Ben Nevis with a promise of fine weather in the north till mid afternoon and the forecast was dead on.
NE Buttress is always a lot more greasy than Tower Ridge but its still a fine atmospheric route with plenty challenges to be overcome. We topped out in the dry and only experienced a little dampness as we got back down to the car.
Not a bad day for my first one back to work after the expedition. The worst bit was that my trousers kept falling down as I've lost over a stone!!
Nice to see Mike, Will and Chris and his colleague recording their ascent of Tower Ridge for BBC Radio Scotland's Out Of Doors too.
Back to work
 Moody walk in
 Mike and co on Tower Ridge
 Above the first platform
 Getting high
 Bottom of the 40ft Corner
 Lochaber is pretty cool really
 Walkers on the CMD Arete
 Top of the 40ft Corner
Mike and team nearly at the top

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