Ben Nevis, Climbing Article 18/19/20 – 02 -13

The last 3 days I’ve been climbing on the Ben with Glen (  He’s putting together an article about climbing on the Ben for a well known magazine.  We had a skills intro day, a day on Tower Ridge and finished up with the Curtain yesterday.  If you had ordered conditions and weather for photography and making the Ben look its best you couldn’t have asked for more!  It was awesome…
Look forward to the article…
Needless to say that many of the Bens best ice routes and ridges and easy angled mixed is in prime condition.  Tower, Castle and Observatory Ridge all good and icy, North East good.   Point 5, Zero, Hadrians Wall, Orion Direct and many many more all looking brilliant!  Some of the best days I’ve been out on the Ben for sure.  Tower was in easy condition with hard snow and ice, The Curtain was great with a thin exciting 1st pitch but with enough gear not to be out of hand, and on Monday night I did a quick head-torch solo of Zero Gully which was in great condition and the moonlit Summit plateau top out is installed in the memory! 
 Glen off the train from London and time to organise kit….
 Next day on Tower Ridge
 Climbers on Indicator Wall

 The Rum Cuillin beyond

 Indicator Wall
 Tom and Matt
 The full camera crew
Hadrians Wall
The Skye Cuillin Ridge beyond…