It feels like a long time ago since the last winter was forced to finish in mid March but it was good to be back in the snow. The Ledge Route will take you up the peak along its North face. On Sunday I was out on Ledge Route again. Ben Nevis via CMD arête Guided rock-scrambling day on 'Ledge Route' and Carn Mor Dearg arête Above Fort William mighty Ben Nevis dominates the view. At well over 4,000ft high, this mountain is the highest in the land. Before reaching the summit you will appear back on the typical trail with the crowds to the summit but returning you could opt to go back the Ledge route, or if still after a challenge, why not go back via Carn Mor Dearg? The guys were wanting to get to the summit of The Ben via an interesting way and they got it. Ledge Route Ben Nevis II. Ledge Route is one of the classic 'easy' mountaineering routes up the north face of Ben Nevis. The first ascent of Ledge Route happened in 1897, at the time it was just another route to the summit of Ben Nevis, but now it is renown as one of the best routes of its grade anywhere in the United Kingdom. This itinerary describes a circuit route starting and finishing at a deer stile to the north of Ben Nevis (1344m). by GableNovice » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:01 pm . There are several different routes you can take to the summit of Ben Nevis (1,345m). The Ledge Route. We aim to ascend this classic and iconic route, and descend via Ledge Route to make a truly unforgettable day. New Topic Reply to Topic. Guided ascent of Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis. RatKing 13 Oct 2020. From the top of Ledge Route, depending on snow conditions, it could easily take you a further hour to reach the summit of Ben Nevis, especially if there are deep snow drifts on the top. Looking across to the top of The Ben you could see many folk and a piper was blasting out a tune for the runners on the annual Ben Race. 08.12.2008 First winter ascents on Ben Nevis and Lake District Ledge route of Ben Nevis, starting in Number 5 Gully and ascending part way, then swinging to the right, following the ledges below Carn Dearg, before topping out on Carn Dearg. I've done the Ledge route in winter and it is a lovely way up, and not particularly difficult. Being based in Fort William with Ben Nevis and Glencoe on our doorstep, we have a huge choice of venues to help you get the most out of your time. Winter descents after Ledge Route, Ben Nevis. The options start with the 5 mighty ridges of the Ben 1. This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings. On Friday 13th March 2015 I took my Phantom 2 drone fitted with a GoPro Hero 4 up onto the North Face of Ben Nevis to do some aerial filming. Saturday, 30 October 2010. Ben Nevis - or Beinn Nibheis is the highest mountain in Scotland (tallest of the Munros, and the UK's highest peak) and at 1345 metres high it towers over its English and Welsh equivalents. Showing Shabaaz one of the easiest, most spectacular ways to gain the summit of Ben Nevis. Castle Ridge, 3. During a week winter climbing in Scotland, Ines Papert and Charly Fritzer have established Triple X, VIII,8 on Ben Nevis and Bavarinthia IX, 9 at Coire an Lochain in the Cairngorms. The world famous North Face of Ben Nevis has spectacular settings, scenery and exposure. Ledge Route on Ben Nevis had always appealed to me. Waterfall Gully & Ledge Route, Ben Nevis March 25, 2018 / 0 Comments / in News , Scotland , Winter / by Ken Applegate Ken: Today was my second and final day with Wesley, and with tired legs from yesterday, we thought we would have a slightly shorter day than yesterday. Ledge Route – Grade 1 Scramble A fantastic route in the summer although navigation can be difficult so best do some research and leave for a clear day. Ben Nevis Day 1 - Waterfall Gully and Ledge Route. The Ledge Route is the North Face of Ben Nevis for non-climbers. Probably the best route of its grade on Ben Nevis (and perhaps in the UK), Ledge Route has a bit of everything. Ledge Route. An amazing 1st day out in the winter on Ben Nevis today. NE Buttress and 5. The rock climbing is world class, and the winter climbs are infamous. It's a spectacular winter scramble, which sustains interest and offers amazing views. Winter has arrived early this year, and Candice, Aileen and myself were on Ledge Route on Ben Nevis, making the most of the snow and sunshine. Winter Skills Courses based in Lochaber, Guided Ben Nevis Winter Ascent, Guided Winter Mountain days, Winter Walking Skills Courses in Glencoe and Ben Nevis The weather is simply stunning: perfectly blue sky, not a breath of wind and pleasantly warm. This is my regularly updated blog including the latest snow conditions in winter. The route can even hold snow well into the summer, so you may need winter kit such as crampons … The Ledge Route up Ben Nevis Read More » Having spent the day with your guide they will be able to assess the best and most enjoyable way for you or your partner to safely descend. The mountain is located at the western wide of the Grampian Mountain range in Scottish Highlands. In the summer, it is suitable for fit beginners, but can also be adapted to more experienced mountaineers in the winter. LEDGE ROUTE, BEN NEVIS Despite the forecast of gales on the high tops today Mark, Steve and I decided on Ledge Route up Ben Nevis. I kept refreshing the Met Office webpage for Ben Nevis, willing for it to be a … Ledge Route – Ben Nevis SKU: N/A Categories: Ben Nevis , Scrambling , Single Day Tags: Scrambling Difficulty: ⛰️⛰️ , Scrambling Spice Factor: ️ 1 days – … It's part of the National 3 Peaks along with Scafell Pike and Snowdon. RatKing 13 Oct 2020. Ben Nevis winter ledge route questions. Please Register as a New User in order to reply to this topic. Under snow and ice it is a grade II winter route and reputedly the best of its grade on the mountain. Ben Nevis - Ledge Route. Climbing days on Ben Nevis usually require an alpine start, but none of us can face it today. For descending Ben Nevis do not come much better than this iconic Route, and descend via Ledge Route a. Get to the North of Ben Nevis had always appealed to me spectacular ways gain. In order to reply to this topic time we begin the usual walk the!, not a breath of wind and pleasantly warm order to reply to this topic you. 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