The reason why the old The Old tin Shelter on Carn Dearg was there? Why it was removed in 2004 on Carn Dearg anyone got a photo ? 

 

I was looking for a photo of the old shelter on Carn Dearg not the Ben Nevis summit shelter.  The shelter on Ben Nevis’ neighbouring summit, Carn Dearg, was removed in 2004 as ‘the shelter is often buried in snow in winter and is frequently difficult to locate and enter; valuable time and energy may be spent looking for it in circumstances where it would be better to descend to safety.’

Climbing on Carn Dearg

I think you will find the shelters were put up by the People newspaper after that call out in December 1956. The same shelters were put up on the summit of Ben Nevis and another in Coire Leis at the same time. From Ray Sefton and I am sure I saw a photo of the People newspaper at the old shelter ? 

There is a tragic tale why the shelter was built ! On the 28 December 1956.

25-28/12/56 Ben Nevis

Carn Dearg

 

41/157722

41/159727 Last fatality

RAF Kinloss and Police plus local mountaineers –  Search for 4 missing climbers.  3 found on second day at top of the Castle Gully’s.  Casualty 4 was found below 2 days later.  All fatal.  Bodies lowered off steep ground.    The 3 metal shelters were built after this call out.  They were removed in 2004.


 

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6 Responses to The reason why the old The Old tin Shelter on Carn Dearg was there? Why it was removed in 2004 on Carn Dearg anyone got a photo ? 

  1. Keith Sutcliffe says:

    You got details of the Castle gully disaster? I remember the Blackpool lads dying in that area and only wearing jeans.
    Big wake up that in climbing fraternity

  2. Ray sefton says:

    I think you will find the shelters were put up by the People newspaper after that call out in December 1956. The same shelters were put up on the summit of Ben Nevis and another in Coire Leis at the same time.

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