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Blog for April 9th, 2016

April 9th, 2016
Finally views from Ben Nevis
Clear weather after 8 previous ascents

Change in weather
The three previous walks on Ben Nevis had been in poor visibility, sometimes down to 30 metres. The start of the day was clear of any drizzle and the forecast was for an improvement
First lamb of the year in Glen Nevis
Looking up Glen Nevis
Looking back down track to Glen Nevis
After the initial zig-zags and crossing the wooden bridge the turn towards Red Burn revealed a partially clear sky
Looking towards Ben Nevis
Looking up at Red Burn
Path near half-way lochan
Glen Nevis below with Loch Linnhe (left to right) and Loch Eil
Half way lochan, Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe
Looking north to Cairn Dearg
People straying away from navigation cairns towards north face
Almost at summit plateau
Navigation cairn at back almost hidden in snow. These are 2 metres tall
The group taking photos at Ben Nevis summit
Looking south east
Emergency shelter at Ben Nevis summit
Snow bunting at Ben Nevis summit
Variable visibility whilst descending
Descending with Loch Linnhe in background
Half way lochan, Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe