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Winter Returns – an ascent of Tower Ridge

After a through soaking yesterday. I caught up with two aspirant MIC’s again today in the form of Mo Barclay and Adam Harmer. Today’s object with to check out the options for guiding Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis. One of the all time classic winter route.

Unfortunately I had to start a little later than Mo and Adam so the beginning of the day was a bit of a blur as I raced to catch them before they got to the ridge making it (just).

Initially there was only a dusting of snow on the lower sections of the north face but this was added to during the day. Check out some of the photos below to see:

CIC Hut
Looking down towards the CIC Hut from Tower Ridge
Observatory Ridge in the Cloud
Observatory Ridge with a Dusting of snow. Taken at the start of the day.
Adam Tower Ridge
Adam is blinded by the sun! we didn’t think this existed after the last few days.
view from Tower Ridge
View across to Ledge Route (amongst others) from Tower Ridge
Mo Leading on the Little Tower, Tower Ridge
Mo Leading on the Little Tower, Tower Ridge.

Lets hope that winter is back this time to stay!

 


 

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