Day 5 Ben Nevis survey

So with the final day of the week here, we all walked up to the CIC hut a bit slower with tired bodies.  I was with Blair and Hugh from Midland Valley to survey an area of rock just right of the top of Ledge Route.

We descended down the gully and on the way to the rock face we found lots of Stitchwort mouse ear, Sibbaldia and a very rich environment worth going back next year, with more expert eyes.

Hugh made a good account of the breccia and andersite that were a bit more confused than previously thought.  More questions than answers at this stage of the data collection.

With new areas of rare alpine flora found throughout the week and much more geological data collected, next year is going to be an important one to get to the areas that we need to, to fill in the gaps of knowledge.

Can’t wait!

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Ben Nevis

The Team

Ledge route commute

Ledge route commute

North face of Ben Nevis

Mike making plans next year

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