Pete returned last night after a great week away he was rewarded of a special day on Ben Nevis. Tales of an early start and crisp snow made me so jealous but glad he had a fun day on Ben Nevis. climbing several routes and having a day to remember.
The Ben – Memories
How many times have I walked that path?
Through forestry and muddy track.
Bag bulging, sweat pouring,
Then the great cliffs mourning,
Castle Ridge – you have to bridge
Its famous chimney!
A classic wander up the mountain!
The Douglas Boulder
Done when young but not when older.
Tower and it sweeping ridge, the gap too big to bridge!
In the mist clouds, cliffs emerge,
Observatory Ridge more a face than a ridge
The hardest by far?
North East a feast of scrambling but in the winter!
The man trap beckons.
Near the top the summit reckons.
So many days, so many friends.
So much fun and memories,
Many happy, some sad.
Carries off in the dead of night,
Battered, bruised but glad to be alive,
Helped by unknown rescuers and fellow climbers.
This mountain Ben Nevis.
The Mountaineering Club were also out on their bus meet and had another amazing day on the Dalwhinnie Hills with the sun and the snow being the highlight. In the end I had a another low key weekend but getting a bit better slowly but manged two short walks one to Cummingston saw the Herons. I also enjoyed the sun that was out and on the other walk just round the harbour and cliffs to catch the sunset and there were at least 3 seals in the harbour enjoying the evening.
It was not the mountains but still a lovely day. Stephen arrived just for the day from Aberdeen and we had a good catch up and another wander to Cummingston it was warm enough to climb if my body would have let me, maybe later on in the month?