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 Peak(s):  Ben Nevis - 4,406 feet
 Post Date:  09/02/2008
 Date Climbed:   08/24/2008
 Posted By:  piper14er

 Ben Nevis-Carn Mor Dearg Arete   

A taste of Scotland

Castles, churches, sheep & dogs, William Wallace (really him), houses, lochs, heather on Culloden Mor battlefield, Ceilidhs, libations and the Tattoo.

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Ben Nevis - Highest Peak in the United Kingdom
Carn Mor Dearg Arete Route
16km
1700m
Class 1 Scottish Scramble (Class 2 to 2+)
Roundtrip Time: 6 1/2 hours

A route description can be found at:
http://www.summitpost.org/route/387429/carn-mor-dearg-ar-te.html

Wet, windy and socked in. A beautiful Scottish summer day.

Up the Pony Track
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Off the nicely maintained track through the Scottish bogs
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A look up the valley towards the ridge
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A look at the ridge (two climbers up there)
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Another look at the ridge
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My friend Mark (flew in from Sweden) on the ridge
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Escape route sign
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Mark on the top of Ben Nevis (observatory in back)
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The reward at the end (and beginning) of the trail, what every trailhead needs (a pint of stout)
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Sunscreen and sunglasses not needed, plenty of moisture, a 100 waterfalls and about 1000 or so of your closest friends. The Pony Track is busy, we passed at least 200 people including the same group of 30 Indians (from India of course) going up and coming down.

Look at the above link for the ridge pictures as our pictures along the ridge only showed about 50 feet ahead with the clouds settled on us.
You cannot see the other subsidiary peaks along the ridge - Carn Mor Dearg and Carn Beag Dearg in our pictures.



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions (4)
Tory Wells



Very cool....     2011-09-03 08:45:27
thanks for sharing!


Mel McKinney


Love the Border Collie photo!     2008-09-02 15:38:11
There are more dogs than sheep in that photo.
Thanks for sharing the photos from your trip. It must have been surreal hiking in those clouds


piper14er


Thanks.     2008-09-02 16:01:30
My wife and I really enjoyed the trip and I had to get in a hike. Scotland is very nice. The dogs were very well trained and the one dog in the center area was only 14 weeks old and working.


flashover00


Nice!     2008-09-02 18:26:53
We were out in that area a few summers ago but we didn‘t get to hike it. We opted for Mt. Snowdon in Wales instead. Same weather you had, and the same sheep.



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