Easter on Ben Nevis

What a contrast to yesterday with visibility at 10 meters for half way up the mountain today it was hundreds of kilometres.  Myself, Del my cousin and Jorge set off into the sun from Glen Nevis.  We made good progress up to half way and the Red burn where we put crampons on to get over the very icy compacted snow and kept them on all the way up and back down to the same point.

With the temperature increasing as we went up closer to the sun, there are not many times that I get to the top in just a base layer and sunglasses (and trousers).  We all reached the top in 4 hours to spectacular views all around with the western isles of Rum and Skye standing out and the Paps of Jura to the south.

We then sneaked down the full length of the Red Burn to the crossing in peace and solitude missing the masses as they made their way up the zig zags .  We then made it back to the car in a quick time for a round trip of just under 7 hours, all of it in the sun!

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