Wednesday, 24 February 2016

An alpine Tower ridge

I was back out with the two Dave's yesterday and we had a great time climbing Tower ridge in it's current condition. There is a good track up the route with most of the belays dug out. The route has a good covering of snow and ice making a lot of the climbing a bit more straightforward but it does mean gear is hard to come by on most pitches. We made steady progress up to the little tower but met the crowds at this point, took our number and waited in line. A slightly later finish than normal but it did mean we got to catch the evening light on descent, another great day out in a week of great weather.

Ben Nevis, winter climbing

Fantastic light on the walk in.

Ben Nevis, winter climbing

The Minus and Orion face.

Tower ridge, Ben Nevis

Tower ridge, Ben Nevis, Eastern Traverse

The Eastern traverse.

Tower ridge, Ben Nevis

Busy at Tower gap.

Tower ridge, Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis, Winter

Fantastic light on the way down too.

Ben Nevis, winter

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