Looking for Ben Nevis in Fort William - are we really on the right track?
Now, this looks promising!
Look there is a peak in the clouds.
. . . and now it´s gone!
Let´s try another route
Towards the Steal falls
Måns, the Scottish paths are often wet but this is ridiculous.
Finally, Sunday morning we start our hike on the north face of Ben Nevis, going for the Carn Mor Dearg Arete (CMD route). Starting point is the North park at altitude 50 m
Dawn at 7 am
"The Ben" still hides in the clouds. The peak is covered in clouds 340 days per year!
Fantastic morning light
First water and snacks break after one hour
It is getting steeper at altitude 600m
And at altitude 800m we are in the clouds
It´s getting cold and wet, but coffe, tea and blueberry soup keep us alert
And finally up on Carn Mor Dearg at 1200m
Here temperature is below zero
The path takes us downwards?
But we want to be on the ridge!
The fog limits the views but also eases any fear of hights