Ben Nevis, Pony Track

Crunch! was the sound track of the day with hard ice most of the way up the track.  Myself and Virginia put crampons on half way along windy gully and kept them on all the way to the summit and back down to the wooden bridge.

We made steady progress all day taking 4 hours to get to the summit where the cloud seemed to lift at the same pace as us walking up.  We didn’t quite get a view but there was blue sky all around and we saw a glimpse of the north face.  There was bullet hard  ice from about zig zag 5 to the summit which made progress to the top very efficient and evidence of a small avalanche back down by conservation corner with debris heading towards the Red Burn below the path.

Another good day out on the hill for Lochaber Guides and a great day for Virginia’s 1st winter day out.

Ben Nevis summit

Ben Nevis summit

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