• David Buckett

Ledge Route, Ben Nevis

Today winter returned to the Highlands, we ascended Ledge route on Ben Nevis and descended No.4 gully.

With a very wet start to the day walking up to the CIC hut the rain then turned to snow for the rest of the morning.

Above the CIC hut we ascended the old snow into No.5 gully and made an easy ascent of the slab, which was banked out, after going through quick belay building. Above we gained Ledge route and made a snowy ascent of the ridge, taking in the rocky steps.

At the summit of Carn Dearg we were exposed to the wind as we made our way across to No.4 gully, which did have a good amount of fresh snow building but not in any great area or quantity. We made quick work of the descent in the well trod tracks in the gully and finally made our way back to the CIC hut.


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