08.12.2008 First winter ascents on Ben Nevis and Lake District Powder snow or verglas will increase the technical grade whereas a good layer of consolidated snow or … No one on the route. 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. Ben Nevis is the tallest mountain in both Scotland and the British Isles. On 10th January this year, three of us headed up the valley of the Allt a Mhuilinn in the grey half light of a wet morning. 6 years ago. After reaching the summit via Ledge Route it crosses the Carn Mor Dearg Arete (c.1050m) and returns along the north ridge of Carn Mor Dearg (1220m). 1445 – There are many ways to descend from the summit including but not limited to Ledge Route, Carn Mor Dearg Arete, Coire Leis and the Ben Nevis Mountain path. We can’t decide! The Ledge Route. Candice and Aileen have come over from Singapore, so the cold temperatures came as a bit of shock for them, however, they were expecting wet and windy conditions whilst […] This route via Carn Dearg (1221) is still a challenging route that has some sections of Grade 1 scrambles, surrounded by proper rock climbs. The weather is simply stunning: perfectly blue sky, not a breath of wind and pleasantly warm. There is a narrow part in the middle - the gang-plank - that needs care, its narrow with a … It's part of the National 3 Peaks along with Scafell Pike and Snowdon. Climbing Ben Nevis via the Tower Bridge has nice bite-sized chunks making for a tough but good climb. 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. The Ledge Route is the North Face of Ben Nevis for non-climbers. Easy climbs on Ben Nevis do not come much better than this. Ben Nevis via Ledge Route & Carn Mor Dearg arête I couldn’t sleep for about five days before this planned trip in September with my mountaineering club, I was just so excited. 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. Please Register as a New User in order to reply to this topic. First identify No.5 Gully (a scree cone very visible at the bottom). I climbed Ledge Route, a grade 2 winter mountaineering route, and filmed myself as I climbed. Ledge Route offers a fantastic way to reach the summit of Ben Nevis via it's famous North Face. The world famous North Face of Ben Nevis has spectacular settings, scenery and exposure. The route winds it way up the Carn Dearg Buttress on the north face past a series of gulleys with awesome rock architecture including an the improbable Pedestal, a sort of Jenga block tower. The guys were wanting to get to the summit of The Ben via an interesting way and they got it. 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. This itinerary describes a circuit route starting and finishing at a deer stile to the north of Ben Nevis (1344m). NE Buttress and 5. Ben Nevis winter ledge route questions. Probably the best route of its grade on Ben Nevis (and perhaps in the UK), Ledge Route has a bit of everything. Ben Nevis - Ledge Route. The mountain is located at the western wide of the Grampian Mountain range in Scottish Highlands. Ledge Route is one of the classic 'easy' mountaineering routes up the north face of Ben Nevis. This topic has been archived, and won't accept reply postings. Ben Nevis, Glencoe and the Cairngorms All of our Winter Mountaineering Courses in Scotland are run out of Fort William, Glencoe or the Cairngorms. T-shirt weather all day. Winter descents after Ledge Route, Ben Nevis. Ben Nevis scrambling walks, the best being the Ledge Route, is it a Grade 1 or 2? 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. Ben Nevis Day 1 - Waterfall Gully and Ledge Route. Ben Nevis winter ledge route questions. We aim to ascend this classic and iconic route, and descend via Ledge Route to make a truly unforgettable day. Brilliant. 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. In the summer, it is suitable for fit beginners, but can also be adapted to more experienced mountaineers in the winter. The … I kept refreshing the Met Office webpage for Ben Nevis, willing for it to be a … Tower Ridge, 4. On Sunday I was out on Ledge Route again. The options start with the 5 mighty ridges of the Ben 1. Under snow and ice it is a grade II winter route and reputedly the best of its grade on the mountain. Saturday, 30 October 2010. Ledge Route. from Rob Johnson - Filmuphigh PRO . 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, BEN NEVIS Despite the forecast of gales on the high tops today Mark, Steve and I decided on Ledge Route up Ben Nevis. 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. Ledge Route Ben Nevis II. New Topic Reply to Topic. RatKing 13 Oct 2020. It's a spectacular winter scramble, which sustains interest and offers amazing views. And, on this full day trip, I would like to guide you along one of the easiest of those routes, the Ledge Route. At well over 4,000ft high, this mountain is the highest in the land. There are several different routes you can take to the summit of Ben Nevis (1,345m). 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. As a non-rock climber, the idea of a intricate scrambling route taming the great north face of The Ben, without any gravity defying difficulty, was a tantalising prospect. The higher you climb, the more rewarding the views become. 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. 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? Ben Nevis - Ledge Route. 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 » The Highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis provides an excellent adventure whatever the route you take up it.. Join a Ben Nevis winter guide up the main mountain track, take on Ledge route, a steeper route up the North face or even tackle Tower Ridge, the king of Ben Nevis adventures. New Topic Reply to Topic. Winter Skills Courses based in Lochaber, Guided Ben Nevis Winter Ascent, Guided Winter Mountain days, Winter Walking Skills Courses in Glencoe and Ben Nevis Route: Ledge Route Mountain: Ben Nevis (definition: the venomous or cloudy hill) Stars: **** Grade/Difficulty: Grade 2 scrambling / II (Winter) Time: 8 hours Distance: 14km / 9miles Ascent: 1300m / … Whilst travelling through some spectacular mountain scenery, the scrambling on this route isn't at any point too hard making it a thoroughly rewarding route. Ledge Route on Ben Nevis had always appealed to me. The rock climbing is world class, and the winter climbs are infamous. I've done the Ledge route in winter and it is a lovely way up, and not particularly difficult. The Ledge Route. The route is a non-technical, 450m snow climb (when well-covered! Photo: Rob Johnson. 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. Having completed Ledge Route, there are a number of options for descending Ben Nevis in winter. Route Description Observatory ridge IV, 4*** One of the three major Ben Nevis ridges - North-East buttress and Tower Ridge are the other two -, potentially the hardest. Ben Nevis, Ledge Route - Aerial filming using a drone. The Ledge Route will take you up the peak along its North face. 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. RatKing 13 Oct 2020. So it’s 9:30am by the time we begin the usual walk up the Allt a’ Mhuilinn. by GableNovice » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:01 pm . Castle Ridge, 3. Climbing Ben Nevis via the Ledge Route is another option that offers some fun scrambling opportunities. An amazing 1st day out in the winter on Ben Nevis today. This is my regularly updated blog including the latest snow conditions in winter. Ledge Route is best started from CIC hut, have a breather here after approach path from Glen Nevis or from North Face car park (approx 2 hours from Glen Nevis). Ledge Route, 2. Climbing days on Ben Nevis usually require an alpine start, but none of us can face it today. It has a summit of 1,345 metres (4,413 ft) above sea level. In summer, Ledge Route is a 450 metre grade 2 scramble that finishes at the summit of Carn Dearg, a 1221 metre subsidiary top of Ben Nevis. Showing Shabaaz one of the easiest, most spectacular ways to gain the summit of Ben Nevis. 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. 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