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TP1289 - Ben Nevis
 
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S1595
OSGB36 Station :
PP323
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FORT WILLIAM

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Ben NevisPP323PP323216674.79771283.671346.9111PILLAR01/06/1951201/06/1959N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 217th with 1 other trig (more).
Has a mean score of 7.54/10 (from 293 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Aug 1955
Was Last logged: 20th Sep 2018

Of the 293 logged visits,
40 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 112m
The average error was 25m
5 were exact

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Good condition 20th Sep 2018  12:10  by SianC

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Too cloudy to see the views!


Good condition 6th Aug 2018  11:28  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Misty and the wind chill was freezing. Glad to have finally bagged this one and knock it off my bucket list.

BRISTOLIAN at summit pillar. ©BRISTOLIAN


Not Logged 25th Jul 2018  00:00  by steverowland

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Jul 2018  10:58  by chevyfire

Gridref: NN 16677 71280   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

walked up from glen Nevis visitor centre.great views of 100 peaks nearby.


Good condition 30th Jun 2018  16:57  by GAnder88

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 22nd Jun 2018  12:00  by Jim Hawkins

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Misty so no views!


Not Logged 2nd Jun 2018  21:53  by Caitlingbird

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 30th May 2018  13:32  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

An absolutely amazing hike up with P61, breathe taking views in glorious weather. We started out from visitor centre 4hrs 15 mins to summit,we celebrated with an 18yr old Glenffidich.

Approach
Approach
Trig
Plaque
Plaque
Old Pillar
Panoramic
Panoramic
Panoramic
Panoramic
Panoramic


Good condition 30th May 2018  13:32  by painterman61

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Revisit on a trip so mate earby rambler could bag this iconic summit.The weather could not have been better as we walked the long trail to the summit in shorts and a tee shirt.Had to queue to bag the trig which is in not bad condition considering its where it is.Spent quite a bit of time exploring the summit this time awesome long range views on offer today .

its me ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
The highest FB ©painterman61
Trig from inside the emergency shelter ©painterman61
topo view ©painterman61
Panoramic from the trig plinth ©painterman61


Good condition 19th May 2018  12:31  by ADT

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Solo but not alone! From Glen Nevis Visitor Centre up the tourist track & back. Took me about 6h:45m.


Not Logged 4th Feb 2018  00:00  by Operate_

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

First Munro climbed


Good condition 26th Oct 2017  23:48  by Wayne Mac 01

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 29th Aug 2017  14:39  by cathy trickett

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Highest UK trigpoint Ben Nevis
highest trigpoint Ben Nevis flush bracket
We made it Ben Nevis Trig pillar


Good condition 27th Aug 2017  13:48  by bs2sjh

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Foggy so no view


Not Logged 10th Aug 2017  18:30  by jeffyb22

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 19th Jul 2017  00:00  by nickitams

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10


Good condition 20th Jun 2017  12:00  by a1nnie

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A beautiful clear day with amazing views. A tad busy even on a weekday.

On top of the world ©a1nnie


Not Logged 14th Jun 2017  12:33  by AsherMarley

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10


Good condition 10th Jun 2017  12:43  by vgiorgio

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Poor visibility


Not Logged 22nd May 2017  19:04  by siketribe

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10


Good condition 6th May 2017  19:45  by widget

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Unbelievably sunny day for the first climb of the 24-hour Three Peaks Challenge. Still a few snow-fields on top which made the going quite difficult. Amazing views! Cracked it in 5 hours 10 mins which was pretty good going, then stuffed my face with chicken drumsticks before dozing on the bus trip to Wasdale Head! Actually my 4th trip up; the first being on my Father's 40th birthday in 1974. Happy Days!


Good condition 9th Apr 2017  16:43  by runblue

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©runblue


Not Logged 18th Sep 2016  10:30  by michael.machin@btinternet.com

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th Sep 2016  17:04  by staggie34

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

climbed via tourist path for charity challenge.


Good condition 17th Sep 2016  12:15  by Amanda460&baba

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Woohoo! Made it!


Not Logged 7th Sep 2016  14:29  by kimadamson

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 31st Jul 2016  14:00  by MM6ROT

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Been here twice, both times no view due to low cloud.

Ham radio on the summit Only a quick visit as temp was only +1c


Good condition 19th Jul 2016  12:00  by Peterwth

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Very busy up top today.

Highest person in Britain, for 30 seconds ©Peterwth


Good condition 16th Jul 2016  14:51  by gerryu2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Well we picked a day that every charity event in Scotland decided to climb Ben Nevis. It was like doing a charity conga up the side of the mountain. It was a tough slog from the YHA bridge and even tougher once on the main track. Lovely views to the Loch once we ascended above it. Then we hit more zig zags and after we crossed the waterfall, it was into the mist and following the track steadily uphill as these wee cairns jumped out of the mist. Then we were eventually at the summit. Took some time to explore and get some photos. First time I have had to queue for a trig point. Great fun and Britains highest virtual. . Cheers.


Good condition 16th Jul 2016  13:30  by andjess

Gridref: NN 16675 71284   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First log may as well make it the highest. Hoards of people today. Hard climb visibility was poor at Trig, temp was -6, It was worth the effort


Good condition 16th Jul 2016  13:13  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Tough climb up to this, took 4.5 hours for Mrs TJR, Mr TJR in 2.5. The hill was very busy today with many charity events. Had to queue to touch the trigpoint! Nearly as long down for both of us but so happy to have this one in the bag, especially in the 80th year of the trig point.

The gang on Ben Nevis ©thejackrustles
Mrs and Mrs TJR at the top ©thejackrustles
Ben Nevis Collage ©thejackrustles


Good condition 16th Jul 2016  12:45  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I thought Arthurs seat in Edinburgh was the busiest trig point Id ever visited until this one! Had to queue for photos. Just about every charity was represented by a walker here (must have been some amount of money raised!)


Good condition 5th Jul 2016  21:13  by Christopher-mark

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©Christopher-mark


Not Logged 5th Jul 2016  21:10  by Christopher-mark

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 5th Jul 2016  20:56  by Christopher-mark

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 27th Jun 2016  00:00  by rwilson121

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Cloudy and cold, but that much was expected from the highest peak in the UK.

Ben Nevis trigpoint Me standing on top of the pillar.
Old pillar Old pillar concreted into the side of the steps leading up to the current pillar.


Good condition 25th Jun 2016  13:00  by justsmile29

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 17th Jun 2016  15:00  by seanandsue

Gridref: NN 16600 71200   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Difficult to see until on top of it due to poor visibility and cold.


Good condition 17th Jun 2016  12:30  by Ham Mathieson

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Unfortunately can only give 7/10 for view, joined the masses who visit this trig when the cloud cover is low and drizzly. Good clear day at base with great views until the last 400m. Snow still on the ground just short of the summit. Believe good visibility on only 10% of the year. Trig condition hard to describe as limited time to examine due to masses of people milling around area and poor visibility. Appeared in vgc which is unbelievable due to number of visitors and exposed position. Cap missing and spider polished by the touch of many hands. Walk easier than expected - 3.5 hrs up, 3hrs down, average they say but well pleased and great way to end week after walking West a Highland Way with our daughters.


Good condition 9th Jun 2016  11:43  by asbown

Gridref: NN 16671 71267   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

6 hours round trip from the visitor centre, good views most of the day.


Good condition 2nd Jun 2016  08:23  by Mr Rant

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

How could I rate this anything other than a 10! Visited whilst undertaking the 3 peaks challenge.


Not Logged 13th Oct 2015  15:15  by urbanvet

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th Oct 2015  13:34  by Aphid Greene

Gridref: NN 16676 71287   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Summited in 3 hours 47 minutes.


Good condition 20th Sep 2015  13:00  by Nomecap

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Excellent climb to this trig. Unfortunately didn't get the view due to heavy cloud/mist

Ben Nevis Trig Me, my son and my sister at the trig


Good condition 18th Sep 2015  12:13  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

11/10 - wonderful day to climb the Ben, sunshine, blue skies and fantastic views. I think I could see the mountains either on Mull or Skye. Great end to a great holiday. Solo ascent as the Old Man's mountaineering ambitions were satisfied by Ben Lomond - up in 3.5hrs, not bad for an Old Lady from flat Hampshire! Down in 2.75hrs, which seemed the harder of the two journeys (but at least the Old Man had a pint lined up for me at the Ben Nevis Inn!). Every man, and a few dogs on top; most notable being a very fine Dalmatian (fortunately the other 100 were elsewhere), at least 50 U.S. Marines, complete with radio comms (v reassuring) and a group of (adult) German scouts in kilts! SE s/hole, and centre, open, but otherwise in surprisingly good condition, considering the combined attacks of man and elements.


Not Logged 15th Aug 2015  12:45  by Thomas David Whitaker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Another day another mountain. Joined the multitudes up into the cloud, At the top it was like a League of Nations get together .fighting for their 30 seconds with the trig; thankfully walking isn't always like this More memorable was afterwards joining in a Highlands Games next to the Jacobite Memorial


Good condition 13th Aug 2015  15:20  by Ben Fogerty

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

3rd of a 3-trig mini tour of Scotland. I'd been watching the Met Office website for ages to get such a stunning day for it. Damn it's a long slog of a climb, but damn what a view! Sitting at the campsite later i saw the Search and Rescue helicopter up there. Merciless place.

Ben Nevis trig and the Observatory ruin
Ben Nevis plateau and view


Good condition 8th Aug 2015  18:53  by Boz North

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 30th Jul 2015  13:05  by Rupertal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 2nd Jul 2015  12:05  by srichy20

Gridref: NN 16673 71279   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

plenty of snow

it's in there somewhere.
my 100'th.


Not Logged 30th Jun 2015  10:00  by victron1987

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

Visibility ZERO, 3ft of snow in July. Scary experience, life lost up there the same day very bed weather over 700m. Massive sense of achievement and a very fun rewarding day in all. Even had time when we'd done to drive up to the fairy pools of Skye and do a little 5 miler round there.



Good condition 28th Jun 2015  13:45  by Ivanhoe

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Trekked up again but this time the summit visibility was only 50m (misty) & snow with compacted ice, with a strong wind making for cautious progress. Some damage to the side of the supporting mount.

Top of the world in the mist ©Ivanhoe


Good condition 26th Jun 2015  13:20  by BILLY COO

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

BEN NEVIS TRIGPOINT ©BILLY COO
BEN NEVIS FLUSH BRACKETT ©BILLY COO


Good condition 24th Oct 2014  12:44  by moonraker

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Waited all week for weather to be reasonable. Finally on the Friday was good enough. Hard slog to summit where snow was travelling horizontally and visibility about 30 yards.Surprised to see remains of a building. Then endured a wet and slippery descent.


Good condition 18th Oct 2014  12:45  by brighd

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Saturday and reasonable weather, so there was a good number of people and didn't stay long. Cloud base about 1100m so no views from top and very windy. Some fantastic views on the way up (& down).


Good condition 13th Sep 2014  13:00  by nozzer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This is my 20 time on the top walk up the Tourist route with a charity group. my 1st assent was in the early 70 when I soloed up tower ridge. never recorded a gird or FB


Good condition 24th Aug 2014  15:04  by wavydale

Gridref: NN 16667 71277   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Really hard slog for an old'n. Fantastic 360 views today, because its good weather there are loads of folks.

wavydale at trig


Good condition 19th Aug 2014  12:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

August in Scotland so snow and mist at the summit and -3. Well worth the slog though.

©Borderer


Good condition 6th Aug 2014  12:00  by The Westies

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

It was a really hard slog to get there but we managed it in the end whilst visiting the area specifically for this. Visibility was really not great when we got up there but it didn't decrease the sense of achievement.


Good condition 31st Jul 2014  13:00  by Alancache

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I haven't walked up a mountain for years - so of course I have to Britains highest!

Me at the top


Good condition 28th Jul 2014  11:45  by The RockKnocker

Gridref: NN 16675 71284   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Me and Connor visited this trig after first climbing Carn Mor Dearg then climbing Ben Nevis via the North face and via this route it gets a score of 9.

Connor Connor on the summit of "Carn Beag Deag" on our way up Ben Nevis via the CMD route.
On our way to the Trig This is the view of Ben Nevis you do not see when you walk the tourist route.
Connor at the pillar Connor at the summit of Ben Nevis after walking the CMD route
The RockKnocker at the trig We walked the CMD route and walked back down the tourist route


Good condition 22nd Jul 2014  12:35  by andypad

Gridref: NN 16676 71280   FB Number: 1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©andypad


Good condition 11th Jul 2014  10:10  by samtrev

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Excellent climb up but hard long walk down with fantastic views

Medal opposite trigpoint©samtrev


Slightly damaged 27th Jun 2014  11:30  by postie grum

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

A lovely clear day with next to no wind at the top. Loads of people doing the three peaks challenge up here today


Not Logged 13th Jun 2014  12:27  by stormcat

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Unfortunately no views, but not too cold


Good condition 10th Jun 2014  12:30  by DanTrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked up main path to Ben Nevis, we thought we had to bag this one after bagging Little Ouse (the lowest trig), when we started it was sunny but it got cloudy with little few second gaps in the cloud to see the view when at top. Bagged Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh the day before and Broad Law and Culter Fell the day before that.


Good condition 1st Jun 2014  00:00  by Wildfell

Gridref: NN 16675 71284   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

visited whilst on holiday


Good condition 23rd May 2014  13:43  by Jonesduo 2

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Lucky with the weather, superb views all round.


Good condition 16th May 2014  14:37  by Captainbob542

Gridref: NN 16674 71279   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found on a misty afternoon after climbing up via the CMD arete route. This must be one of the most visited Trigs in the list. Queued to have photo taken.


Not Logged 8th Sep 2013  10:46  by melch

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 3rd Sep 2013  14:55  by micks trigs

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

second visit this time for cancer research along with wife and son who decided to carry his bike up to the top and then ride down. fantastic view between cloud cover, its a pity that the building next to the refuge shelter has gone into total dis-repair and not sure but there seems to be the remains of a pillar at the base of where this one stands

turn that fog machine off


Good condition 26th Aug 2013  15:00  by MarieOfTheMountains

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

It has to get a 10, highest point in the land and we got the best weather and views ever!

Ben Nevis Trig


Good condition 14th Aug 2013  12:20  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

31 years and 16 days (11340 days) after I first climbed Ben Nevis aged 16 with my parents (see entry below for 28/07/1982), today I accompanied my boys, Charlie (16) & Harvey (12) to the summit. Very similar weather, sunny all the way up and down but misty and cold on top.

Ben Nevis Trig Charlie & Harvey©sykesfamily
Ben Nevis Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 13th Aug 2013  11:53  by Nr

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Last of the three peaks "conquered" with my son. Long way up from Cornwall so unfortunately was unable to choose optimum weather


Good condition 13th Jul 2013  14:00  by Leeroy-Q

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 10th Jul 2013  11:47  by ArthurH

Gridref: NN 16680 71276   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 3rd Jul 2013  14:00  by SebastienCale

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Came up the mountain road, in cloud from 600 m but a few bursts of sunshine at the top. Lots of French, Germans and Americans sharing the summit the day before my 30th birthday.


Good condition 3rd Jul 2013  02:15  by Castle

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 29th Jun 2013  08:30  by owain_m88

Gridref: NN 16684 71275   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 26th Jun 2013  13:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Super photo of Sophie The Giraffe & myself nonchalantly posing against the pillar, but Sophie declines to have this picture published - shame. Is she the first giraffe to climb Ben Nevis? I think so. Wonderful day for climbing, misty at the summit, and strange (for me) to be crunching my way through snow in June. Perfect day.


Good condition 22nd Jun 2013  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: NN 16677 71281   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

good walk up alot of walkers out today because the weather is very good clear sky great view at the top see for miles and miles and miles hard on legs going down


Good condition 1st Jun 2013  12:41  by fitzydan

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Ascended via the tourist route with compacted snow on teh summit and poor views but 10 for thr fact that it's the highest in the UK andn the surrounding beauty is evident lower down.

The Flush Bracket
The Trig Pillar
The view


Good condition 25th May 2013  11:52  by Sarahbrand69

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Snowy top but burnt to a crisp on the walk. First Munro achieved

On the remains I front of the trig!


Good condition 9th Apr 2013  14:00  by jamiekeighley

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Perfect day to climb Britain's biggest. Sunny and icy cold on top. A tough, steep climb but definitely well worth the effort. Views were breathtaking, snow capped mountains everywhere you looked.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 20th Oct 2012  12:10  by MGowners

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Ascended by the 'tourist route'. Maclean's Steep section was hard packed snow, iced over. Sadly, no view from the top - hence 5/10 score. Descended the same route but avoided icy bits by keeping to the cairns where snow was softer.


Good condition 20th Oct 2012  12:04  by G7HRP

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Covered in ice on approach on 20/10/12 last 400ft were in snowline already compacted and tricky walking , the winter geocache on the hut is currently available but the summer geocache is now encased in ice and snow

Nevis Summit 20/10/12 -10 deg c with windchill


Slightly damaged 30th Aug 2012  20:01  by barnsley skip

Gridref: NN 16681 71284   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Great long walk up with great views all round.




Good condition 30th Aug 2012  12:30  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A beautiful clear day at Britain's highest trig.

The crew at Ben Nevis trigpoint ©SidAndBob


Slightly damaged 9th Aug 2012  13:00  by scafell3210

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Probably the worst mountain walk ever ? Slog up following the path and crowds in the remote hope of a view


Good condition 7th Aug 2012  15:08  by Roscopackman

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited while competing in the Three Peask challenge.


Not Logged 7th Aug 2012  13:14  by lgxkls

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Aug 2012  12:29  by Mat Smith

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 28th Jul 2012  10:26  by GrowlerOutdoor

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10


Good condition 15th Jul 2012  13:35  by coinea

Gridref: NN 16677 71276   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Revisit. My sister had a significant birthday and wanted to *celebrate* by going up Ben Nevis. Very few people at summit, mist so thick you couldn't see folk anyway!


Good condition 26th Jun 2012  14:02  by Morecambe Monkey

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Planned route via CMD arete went a little wrong due a lazy bit of navigation so ended up scrambling up the corrie to the southwest end of the arete. Good fun but disappointed at missing out on traverse of the arete itself. Ben Nevis summit was swarming with people as you'd expect. Clear of cloud but views very hazy as the rain was heading in.


Good condition 23rd Jun 2012  12:30  by Alan63

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Mayhem on top. Torrential rain, sleet and thick cloud. Not of the better days on the hill.


Good condition 23rd Jun 2012  00:00  by pete37038

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

One hell of a slog, as is usual nil visibility... still snow up here as well.


Good condition 3rd Jun 2012  13:00  by BLACKCATWHITEFEET

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 18th May 2012  16:00  by Merthyr_boy

Gridref: NN 16679 71274   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Not Logged 6th May 2012  15:00  by Bruce Boughton

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10


Good condition 30th Mar 2012  14:00  by RitaPlatt

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Not the most interesting ascent via the tourist route but lucky with the weather

Rita, Ted and Mandy Platt Culmination of a giant plod. A pint in the Ben Nevis Inn was still 4 hours away©RitaPlatt


Good condition 14th Oct 2011  20:18  by Arran Trigman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Not Logged 22nd Sep 2011  13:18  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: NN 16679 71273   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

One day I'll be here in decent weather. Driving rain/sleet, -4C. 5th time and never yet in good visibility.


Good condition 20th Sep 2011  16:00  by chris127v8

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Summit in cloud, cold and wet, but a good day out. scenery 5 as visibility reduced.


Good condition 17th Sep 2011  10:51  by Boz North

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 3rd Sep 2011  14:30  by chocolate_chops

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Jul 2011  13:41  by dpbamford

Gridref: NN 16676 71273   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Highest trig in UK, the Pinnacle of bagging.


Good condition 27th Jul 2011  14:20  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NN 16670 71277   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Cap missing, weathered a bit with only NorthWestern sight open... neat to see the ex-pillar forming the first step to the platform! Bens first Munro - my first with brother Trix. A stunning day, rare saunter and fine wee dedication to Momma on her birthday.

Ben Nevis ..on one of those rare beautifully clear days!


Good condition 24th Jul 2011  13:03  by hdke

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 16th Jun 2011  16:05  by gez

Gridref: NN 16600 71200   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Visited with Dee and Peter. Plug missing in the middle


Good condition 3rd Jun 2011  00:00  by Sharp

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Unknowingly this was my first trig. Retrospectively claimed in June 2018 at the start of my interest.

Ben Nevis


Good condition 28th May 2011  13:27  by Barney Rubble

Gridref: NN 16675 71284   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

top marks, for me achieving the climb to get there, shame visibility was zero and the blizzard blowing but well worth the effort

I have made it to the Top
cold enough to freeze the nuts off a brass !!!! ©Barney Rubble
can you see what it is yet!!! ©Barney Rubble


Not Logged 30th Nov 2010  16:23  by panniers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th Oct 2010  11:30  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Windy drizzly day, with Rod, Lindsay and Alan to celebrate Andrew Tibbetts Munro comple(a)tion. Proceedings enlivened by a bottle of rather excellent Ben Nevis whisky ... and 3 Aussie girls :-)

FB
Top
Andrew Tibbetts Munro compleation
Dead trig at base of cairn


Good condition 25th Sep 2010  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NN 16670 71280   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 23rd Sep 2010  17:00  by AndyKeen

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 1/10

How embarrassing is all this rubbish up here? Disgusting. Ruined the lovely trip up via the CMD arete.


Not Logged 4th Sep 2010  12:31  by German68

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 1st Sep 2010  17:08  by andyc

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Ascent of Ben Nevis from Glen Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg and the CMD Arete with a multigenerational party consisting of my brother, nephew and father.


Good condition 2nd Aug 2010  16:32  by Delta68

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Poor visibility today, very pleased to bag this one.

©Delta68


Good condition 28th Jul 2010  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Found on a very wet and misty ascent of Ben Nevis whilst attending the Perth MEGA Geocache Event.


Good condition 27th Jul 2010  11:30  by Heffalump007

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This is my very first Highest Trig wow what a climb but worth it even it was foggy and cold.

A Little foggy up here ©Heffalump007


Good condition 27th Jul 2010  11:18  by Hobgoblinkiteflier

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

We climbed the Ben with a group of geocachers as part of the events associated with the Mega Event that was to take place in Perth later in the week.

Foolhardy Phooning ©Hobgoblinkiteflier


Good condition 27th Jul 2010  01:00  by mel-ray

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Geocache event,


Good condition 3rd Jul 2010  18:00  by sam.p8

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 30th Jun 2010  11:50  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: NN 16676 71285   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Went up the tourist path (due to vertigo) - much, much easier than Aonoch Mor via Steall yesterday. Bit cloudy when I arrived but stayed for nearly two hours (despite being about freezing). Cleared quite well, so views worth waiting for - hazy in distance. First time here for about 40 years.


Good condition 22nd Jun 2010  00:00  by happycyclist

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 12th Jun 2010  18:44  by bluewhitereg

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Area covered in cloud but great to visit.


Not Logged 11th Jun 2010  19:26  by Applepye

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 6th Jun 2010  14:05  by hussyhill

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

For us, this has to be a 10 out of 10. Its the pinnacle of standing on top of the world to us. After a 4 hour hike as part of a charity climb for the Anthony Nolan trust we reached the summit. Good weather all the way up to end of the zigzags, then became a little cloudy. The trig is in good condition considering it location and public accessibility. Cap missing, previous trig pillar visible as you climb steps to this one, which was interesting to see, we wonder when it was replaced. Our pictures includes our mountain leader Brian, who we are forever grateful too, and is a credit to his profession, Thank you Brian.

On Our Spot With our fantastic mountain leader Brian.©hussyhill
The Trig ©hussyhill
The Flush Bracket ©hussyhill


Good condition 3rd Jun 2010  13:16  by stignest

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

clear views!


Good condition 26th May 2010  09:48  by g4wsb

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Not Logged 10th Mar 2010  14:58  by footlonghero

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10


Good condition 10th Mar 2010  14:58  by footlonghero

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 18th Feb 2010  13:41  by Andrew hunt

Gridref: NN 16679 71275   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 24th Dec 2009  15:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Clear blue sky, calm, nice powder snow and not another living soul to experience this snowy wonderland on this Christmas eve to remember. First visited this highest point of the British Isles 11/04/69 and many,many times since but none more enjoyable than this one, 40 years on!


Good condition 18th Aug 2009  13:22  by John+Tracey

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 0/10

After along windy walk to the summit we were also disapointed, that we did not get to see a view from the top of the Ben due to the Foggy conditions.

ben nevis John & Tracey on Ben Nevis at Trig Point©John+Tracey


Good condition 31st Jul 2009  14:45  by hillbilly

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10



Good condition 11th Jul 2009  17:00  by Sandman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

8th visit, 4th via Tower Ridge, perfect weather


Good condition 11th Jul 2009  15:00  by bigtykedog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

We were very lucky, beautiful day, could see as far as Northern Ireland! Hard work on the scree.


Good condition 30th Jun 2009  18:22  by Shunter

Gridref: NN 16674 71279   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

One of the better days... sunshine and a decent but hazy view.


Good condition 30th Jun 2009  12:00  by 68 GUNS

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Fabulous place, mostly good views but occasionally obscurred by cloud. Still a fair amount of snow about.

Ben Nevis FB ©68 GUNS


Good condition 29th Jun 2009  13:00  by countrymatters

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Good grief...how many times have I been up here...well, 47 actually, including my best time of 2 hours 13 minutes up and down from Achintee Farm, and a creditable 2 hours 27 minutes in the Ben race way back in 1980....takes a bit longer these days.


Good condition 11th Jun 2009  10:49  by Boz North

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 10th Jun 2009  14:00  by The Patrician

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Climbed via Carn Mor Dearg arete.

Ben Nevis ©The Patrician


Not Logged 7th Jun 2009  18:01  by PeterKirkwood

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd Jun 2009  21:12  by PeteBoggs

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Bit like Blackpool its so busy but high score cos its the highest


Good condition 2nd May 2009  09:00  by Gary ''Foxdog' Jones

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

long boring slog to the top of the 1st of our 3 peaks weekend, visability very poor on top (thank god for Satmap)

Me and the trig


Good condition 20th Mar 2009  10:46  by Boz North

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 8th Sep 2008  15:30  by Saltash Ramblers

Gridref: NN 16680 71274   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

This was the big one, could only give it a 9 because the last 400ft was in the clouds. If I climb it again it will be on a clear day, then I will give it 10. It was the hardest Trigpoint we have ever logged. Took 6 hours to climb (which was OK), took 6 hours to come down (which was hard). All those rocks and boulders took their toll, Chris bruised all her toes and my knees were on fire. The pains all faded next day when we realised we had done it.

Chris & me at Ben Nevis. ©Saltash Ramblers


Good condition 4th Sep 2008  14:00  by spidym

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

has to be a 10/10 just to get there. Amazing walk up although a fair slog and a bit tiring near the end. Went up via the tourist route so many times i thought the summit was around the corner but no no. Forgot GPS but weather was great and very easy navigation thanks to path and there were plenty of walkers. Unfortunately just after reaching summit clouds came in so no really decent summit pics although was an achievement getting there. Fantastic views from near the top :)

Me by the Trig.


Good condition 23rd Aug 2008  20:46  by vegibagger

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Surgeons Rib ascent from SW in Glen Nevis direct to col to Carn Dearg South, a thousand feet on main ridge we can see hundreds of people snaking backwards and forwards on the tourist path. It is August bank Holiday Saturday!! We cross the path and head out N to Carn Dearg N, my other target before finally heading to the summit which is thronged with people. There's been a Jane Tomlinson cancer appeal sponsored climb among others clogging the mountain. Seems like a thousand or so may well summit today!! We head off along the CMD arete to Carn Mor Dearg before heading south in gloom and deteriorating weather the long way back to the glen Nevis valley. Jamie's first time. My third time up the Ben, 2nd on CMD.


Good condition 22nd Aug 2008  12:30  by el-mo

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 22nd Aug 2008  00:00  by saraholroyd

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Aug 2008  13:51  by fynetimes

Gridref: NN 16671 71282   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 28th Jul 2008  12:50  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Second ascent, 1st 30th May 1978 - bought pair of crampons in Fort William & had to try them out. This time a superb walk from boat at Banavie. CMD arete and then down tourist track to Nevis Inn.


Good condition 25th Jul 2008  08:00  by Eclipse

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Stayed in the Youth Hostile and early start as this was our first of the three peaks in 24 Hours. Straight up the pony track and back down again, no views at the top, still a drop of snow


Good condition 23rd Jul 2008  00:00  by bowlesy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 11th Jul 2008  13:28  by PhilRichards

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Cloud from about 1100m. No view at the top - apart from the various monuments and other visitors. Still a few patches of snow about. Nothing clever - straight up (and up and up) the Pony Track (Tourist Path) from the Visitor Centre and then back down (and down and down) to Fort William for refreshments.

TP1289 ©PhilRichards


Good condition 19th Jun 2008  13:00  by jagman1

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 11th Jun 2008  15:40  by Paul and Max

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Cloud from 3000 feet upwards today so no view but still a great feeling to be on top, some snow still about just below the summit. Nice and quiet too with just us and four other walkers, we had a quick sandwich and visited the nearby Geocache before starting the harder half of the walk!

At the top ©Paul and Max


Good condition 6th Jun 2008  19:16  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found whilst doing a four peaks challenge with Cornwall search & Rescue Team. Snow still on the ground.


Good condition 28th May 2008  16:34  by Triggers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I've made the top about 8 times but this is the only photo I've got of the Trig point

Summit Ben Nevis Me + pete on Summit


Good condition 26th May 2008  08:55  by Lone Walker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Truly awesome weather with clear views and little haze. Started from Nevis Inn at 06:30 and summited just before 09:00 8th person to top and counted 693 climbing up as I was descending. But then it was a bank holiday Monday. Still 1.5m of snow packed on top, but pillar well clear. Toppled pillar also seen at foot of steps to pillar platform. Logging this from the nevis inn :)


Good condition 25th May 2008  14:42  by cavinguk

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

We were unbelievably lucky with the weather, clear views all the way to the Isle of Java & The Black Cuillin. Busy on top as expected but managed to avoid most of the crowds by going via the CMD Arete, superb day!


Good condition 20th May 2008  17:35  by painterman61

Gridref: NN 16600 71200   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Set of in bright sunny weather but the temp dropped like a stone near top, started snowing.like the arndale centre on top worth the effort for clear views.

Me at te trig ©painterman61
observatory ruins ©painterman61
the face of fatigue ©painterman61


Good condition 20th May 2008  17:03  by Brunshaw

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Did with p61


Good condition 18th May 2008  14:30  by jonglew

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

We had a lovely clear bright day for this walk. Started off with the 'tourist route' until the half-way lochan and then plumped for the more difficult path around the north of the massive and up onto Carn Mor Dearg, across the arete and did the final assault from the east. Wow, was that was more satisfying than the zig-zag drudge with the masses? Summit plateau was packed - snow and people. ***Re-visited 1 May 2018 with nephew Andrew Purkiss. Over CMD and the arete again, this time a linear walk from North Face car park to Visitors' Centre. Cloud down on the hill and a blizzard passing through, no views.


Good condition 17th May 2008  13:57  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Ramsay Round Day!! I was supporting Nicky Spinks at this point: we left Glen Nevis YH at 12:25; just the summit was in cloud; the remaining 23 Munros were cloud free, it was sunny and breezy - just perfect. Charlie Ramsay himself met us just beyond as we dropped down to the CMD arete. At Loch Treig my support duties were finished and I tagged along with the crew as far as Loch Eilde Mor, then fell behind a bit, running the Mamores solo. Nicky finished in 22h 32 mins, well inside the 24h deadline, and only the third woman (and first over 40) ever to do so. I got back to the YH 6 minutes later - the 46th recorded completion, and for me a 6-year old dream fulfilled. The route is approx 60 miles along and consists of 24 Munros (pre 1997; the 1997 Tables demoted Sgurr an Iubhair but the route stays)


Good condition 10th May 2008  15:17  by theblack

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Adding my log to the crowd. Walked up along the CMD arete, definately the best way to climb up,avoid the crowds and see Ben Nevis from a different perspective. Still a good covering of Snow on top.

Trig ©theblack


Good condition 12th Apr 2008  10:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Another Ramsay Round recce - this time with axe and crampons. Pillar half buried in snow - amounts to about 2m snow cover. Tourist path busy with 3-peakers et al. Had the CMD arete to myself though: no-one had crossed it since the last snowfall. Descent E off Carn Mor Dearg even more spectacular with knife-edge of snow and no choice but to shuffle along it, then 50deg snow slope to descend. Thankfully down to the col, up over Aonach Beag and back along the Glen Nevis path. Hitched a lift back to the YH with a Fort William couple who confirmed a lot of snow had arrived since the start of April. Brilliant traverse - hence the score.


Good condition 12th Feb 2008  12:00  by aeh39

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th Dec 2007  10:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

vgc, standard concrete Hotine pillar, with remains of asphalt-type plug. On stone platform of which c.1.5m was showing above the snow. Snow above c.1000m, frozen hard. Recceing for the Ramsay. Up via Achintee path, no chance of descending to CMD arete today without hardware. Decent inversion, with summit and sky clear, surrounding hills all under cloud. A Snow bunting flew in soon after we arrived, apparently expecting food, but it was a bit cold for picnicking!


Good condition 30th Sep 2007  13:25  by Bignick

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 12th Sep 2007  13:47  by stuthehiker

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

What a fantastic day, great walk but sadly the mist and fine drizzle was with us most of the day, so no views from the summit. The seven of us guys did lay claim to the storm shelter for our lunch, then wondered around the summit for a couple of hours in the hope that the cloud/mist would lift and grace us with some fine photographic views, but it was not to be so we bid a hasty retreat to the pub at start of the pony track for beers and more beers ;-) I would give this 10/10 but for the odd white paint that was on parts of it!

Me by the Trig ;-) For anyone that wonders up The Ben, if you want to be standing on the highest point in the UK, then you need to climb up onto the roof of the storm shelter, it's higher than the Trig.....hmmmmmm...that's a good excuse to go up there again me thinks ;-)
Tis me in the mist !


Good condition 6th Sep 2007  15:30  by staggie34

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Ascended via CMD Arete again. No wind but little visibility. Cracking day with some good glimpses of views on the way up Carn Mor Dearg.


Good condition 26th Aug 2007  14:00  by unowho67

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Great day out climbing Ben Nevis


Good condition 22nd Aug 2007  14:50  by Noggin the Nog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 17th Aug 2007  13:42  by SherlockHolmes

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Weather was not as good as when I last visited in June 2005. The views on our ascent were very good, but then the inimitible mist came in and hid all the nice views. A very good day and a great finish to our walking week.


Not Logged 23rd Jul 2007  15:50  by Clare and Jeff

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Jeff went up twice - date is a guess


Good condition 4th Jul 2007  00:00  by MBFace

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Misty


Good condition 1st Jul 2007  07:20  by Janomi

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Found this point during the Three Peaks Challenge


Good condition 27th Jun 2007  13:20  by Colin

Gridref: NN 16600 71200   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This was the third and last time I visited this point. On a good day the views are wonderful, however the stench of urine at the top was overpowering. Unless you are going there just to bag it I would avoid this peak like the plague.


Good condition 19th May 2007  14:00  by thehaggishunter

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Was horendous weather for the whole walk

Wintry Trig ©thehaggishunter


Slightly damaged 28th Apr 2007  12:17  by grianaig

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Top of the world! You can see forever from here. Stunning.

The Trigpoint Rare view without people.
The flush bracket Well polished by thousands of fingers.


Good condition 12th Sep 2006  09:45  by chrisbombington

Gridref: NN 16700 71300   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Well weathered but all there (except plug)stands on its own plinth.6am start in dark and rain third to reach summit,rewarded with a break in the weather passed 186 slogging up on the way down,a great day well worth the effort.

Ben Nevis Trig Flush bracket.Trig.and Top
eerie on top in the cloud Ben Nevis Trig on its plinth,old weather observatory behind
Built up area !!!! A break in the clouds allows me a clearer view©chrisbombington
Wonderful above the clouds ©chrisbombington
View down from zig zags Wonderful©chrisbombington


Good condition 7th Sep 2006  12:15  by staggie34

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

I returned to get the photos (and better weather) that I lacked last year. Walked up tourist path and entered thick mist on the zig-zags but at least it wasn't rain. On the summit the cloud began to break and the views on descent were awesome. The Mamores were spectactular and I could also see the Cuillin in the distance. Not too many people on mountain either. Trig pillar was busy though but is in good condition considering. Photos to follow.

Lochan Meal an t-Suide ©staggie34
Red Burn crossing
Memorial cairn on summit ©staggie34
Observatory ruins ©staggie34
The trig and cairn ©staggie34
The Trig ©staggie34


Good condition 25th Aug 2006  12:09  by Brisey

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Daniel and I slogged up from the visitor centre in 3 hours 10 minutes in fair weather. Quite busy at the top, with many wanting their pictures taken at the pillar, so its good condition was a surprise. An earlier pillar is partly concreted into the summit cairn, at the base of the steps.

Dan and Brian on top!
TP1289 top
S1595
The old pillar


Good condition 12th Aug 2006  13:20  by coinea

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 12th Aug 2006  13:19  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NN 16679 71275   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Highest ground on British Isles, OK we already know that! Summit very busy with visitors from all over. Weather at summit dismal as reflected in photos. Will try again for better weather possibly next year. My only real complaint is about all the litter and crap (in both meanings of the word) left at the summit by so called humans. Highest trig pillar of all OSGB trig pillars. The trig pillar (which had rubbish removed from its top it by another visitor while we were there) is in good condition considering its altitude, exposure and general wear and tear from visitors. The polished spider is open and filled with debris and water. Back sighting hole open, others plugged. FB faces WNW. Primary station PP323 on OSGB retriangulation network. Pillar completed 6th August 1936, total cost 30.12s.3d. Photographed 12/08/2006, GRP & ACG.

S1595 - Ben Nevis OSBM(montage) - highest object on British Isles
S1595 - Ben Nevis Flush Bracket - polished from wear and tear
S1595 - Ben Nevis typically busy moment by the trig
S1595 - Ben Nevis unusually quieter moment by the trig


Good condition 28th Jul 2006  17:00  by whitwal

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Long hard slog to the top, but made it. No views for me, cloud all the way from about 2000ft. Worth it though, just to say I DID IT.

©whitwal
©whitwal


Good condition 23rd Jul 2006  10:56  by Red.roaming

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

"Strolled" up here on a clear, too-hot, day to bag the highest height in UK as well as this trig and a letterbox = all my hobbies rolled into one! Not a walk to be lightly undertaken however, but so pleased that I have achieved it. Logging this much later in October 2014 as now loging trigpoint visits.

©Red.roaming


Good condition 9th Jul 2006  17:50  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Climbed Nevis to add some support to George, Derek and Stuart who were doing the three peak challenge for the hospice. They managed it under the 24 hours and raised over 2000. Well done boys.

Ben Nevis on a wet and misty day.


Good condition 1st Jul 2006  15:00  by thejailender

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 12th Jun 2006  15:58  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bagging several Munros in a week but only Ben Nevis was one with a trig point on. bitterly cold on top despite it being 90 degress in London!

My son Stewart at the Ben Nevis trig point ©Bridgeman
Ben Nevis trig point FB ©Bridgeman


Good condition 13th May 2006  13:30  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

United Kingdom, Scotland and Inverness-shire top. An hour after the previous log! I can only agree that the views were spectacular, lucky to have such a clear day.


Good condition 13th May 2006  12:30  by johnny_ot

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Great views a good covering of snow on the summit.

©johnny_ot


Good condition 18th Feb 2006  09:47  by kingofgeography

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 12th Feb 2006  12:00  by aeh39

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Covered in snow, although not as much as usual for this time of year!


Good condition 3rd Jan 2006  12:59  by Teasel

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Great weather, though we regretted not bringing our crampons at some points along the path. Stopped for a bit of lunch, then headed back down for the long walk back to the car.

Nearly there! ©Teasel
The summit plinth
Abby bagging the trig ©Teasel
The flush bracket
Braver than me!!!


Good condition 16th Oct 2005  14:00  by Tamtane

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

We were very lucky to get great views from this one after sitting it out in the summit shelter hut waiting for the mist to clear - it suddenly did after only 10 minutes! Amazing views of the northern cliffs and gullies from the trig pillar which is on a kind of stone built platform. Great views today as far as Knoydart and the Skye Cuillin not to mention the views of The Mamores. A special place.


Good condition 8th Oct 2005  15:30  by blueboots

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Ascended via the Carn Mor Dearg arete. NEVER AGAIN!!!

The trig
The "scary" arete


Good condition 21st Sep 2005  12:00  by seanmac

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This was the our final climb of the 3 Peaks Challenge "Snowdon", "Scafell Pike" and "Ben Nevis" It nearly bloody killed me!

Raising Money for the Railway Children Charity I'm on the right with my two other companions
Misty day on the Mount


Good condition 17th Sep 2005  15:16  by staggie34

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Started at Ben Nevis Inn and ascended Carn Mor Dearg before crossing the CMD Arete and onto Ben Nevis. The ascent from the arete to the summit of Nevis was the hardest, most morale sapping climb I've ever done. The weather was very poor with rain and gusty wind thus no view at the top. I will return next year in the hope to get a view. The crossing of the Arete was the best part of the day.


Good condition 31st Jul 2005  19:30  by Bens

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

First on our collection for the Three Peaks Challenge which we eventually completed in the nick of time. Lucky to have an almost totally clear evening and the views on all sides were out of this world. Being the highest in Great Britain is an amazing feeling. Trig point is near the old observatory and war memorial on a raised platform. It's in good condition considering the frequency of visitations it must endure.


Good condition 24th Jul 2005  15:40  by barney1903

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 20th Jul 2005  15:02  by soloist

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 26th May 2005  12:46  by jrcking

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

As part of the first ever unicycle descent of Ben Nevis...


Good condition 20th May 2005  19:20  by Flacky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Start of the 3 Peaks, weather was terrible, pretty much the pattern for the rest of the challenge! Busy on the summit due to Shelter also doing the challenge.

Ben Nevis - Summit 1 of the 3 Peaks The start of the 3 Peaks, wet a miserable on the summit which set the tone for the rest of the challenge!©Flacky


Good condition 13th May 2005  12:50  by Cootking

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Long ascent but mega extensive views. Snow buntings on summit.


Not Logged 20th Oct 2004  13:30  by Dallan72

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Found whilst geocaching. Lovely clear day but plenty of snow over 2000ft!


Good condition 14th Oct 2004  15:30  by HamsterCaster

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Was a race against the light to get to the summit and back, fair bit of mist on top which slightly cleared to give good views to the South and East. Legs aching for days after, but worth it. In Corpach for a weeks holiday with friends.


Good condition 15th Aug 2004  12:15  by Firth of Forth

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 0/10

Too misty to see anything!! Bagged this along with a Munro and Britain's highest cache on the 1st Scottish Geocachers Day Out.

The trigpoint ©Firth of Forth
The nearby shelter ©Firth of Forth


Slightly damaged 15th Aug 2004  12:15  by pharisee

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Came up for the 1st Scottish Geocachers Day Out. Although the concrete is sound enough, the metalwork has suffered a bit from 'visitors'. The view, all 20 yards of it, was grey and misty but would have been stunning on one of the three clear days a year.


Good condition 15th Aug 2004  12:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 15th Aug 2004  11:15  by Haggis Hunter

Gridref: NN 16677 71274   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Done this during the 1st Scottish Geocacher's Day's Out Event, which was arranged for a group of cachers to go up Ben Nevis to log the geocache which is there.

Flush Bracket
Below the Trig ©Haggis Hunter


Good condition 9th Aug 2004  15:40  by sjr

FB Number: 1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

my first munro.


Good condition 9th Aug 2004  13:20  by smiley dog

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

a long day but worth every step my first munro what a start


Good condition 3rd Aug 2004  14:30  by miketrathen

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

My first ascent of Ben Nevis!


Good condition 4th Jul 2004  03:00  by soloist

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Fantastic Night hike up the Ben with some lads that hadn't climbed a mountain before. Kind of threw them in the deep end. At midnight you could see sun shine in the artic circle to the north and the northern lights above your head

Night time on the ben


Good condition 22nd Jun 2004  20:19  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

up here again, first time walking though. midsummer day and snowing on the top 500 feet...couldn't find the geocache...kept turning rocks over and finding cans, peel, crisp packets and gave up when i uncovered a turd- luvly


Good condition 12th Jun 2004  05:45  by izzardno2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

very misrty wet morning!


Good condition 6th Mar 2004  13:22  by swampysean

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Solo, white out, saw no-one else, doesn't really get better than that (except maybe a view from the summit!)


Not Logged 2nd Mar 2004  21:49  by stonestreaker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

many visits up here,-still not done the traditional belay round it though!


Good condition 30th Aug 2003  05:00  by soloist

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Climbed up in the early hours when the mountain is quiet. Very nice


Not Logged 13th Aug 2003  13:50  by wjrs5

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

A hell of a hike!


Good condition 4th Jul 2003  15:00  by sky high boys

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The Ben. Cool. Ninth visit, came up Raeburns Arete and NE Buttress.

Pitch 6 of Raeburns Arete ©sky high boys
The approach to the North Face (Winter) ©sky high boys


Good condition 24th Jun 2003  12:03  by jimmy

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

finally got to Great Britain's summit up the safe but boring tourist track--sunny and clear until cloud ceiling 200 m off the top but presence of snow buntings made up for the loss of view.


Good condition 6th Jun 2003  12:18  by Deego

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

very high what more can you say. Its the highest trig point around. Glad I did not have to carry the cement up !!!


Good condition 3rd Jun 2003  10:47  by discjirm

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Reaching this trig point gives you a high, both literally and physically. I had been up the Ben before, but this time it was the last of the three highest points in each country that I was walking up on my walk around the coastline. A nice day, and there was even a 70+ gentleman at the top!

Ben Nevis trig point. Ben Nevis trig point.©discjirm
Myself at Ben Nevis trig point. Myself at Ben Nevis trig point.©discjirm


Good condition 17th Jun 2002  14:00  by The Reverend

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

My first Munro, lucky to have chosen a great day for it. Fantastic views from the highest point in the UK.


Good condition 28th Aug 2001  15:15  by stan toon

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Up and down tourist path...very boring


Good condition 25th Aug 2001  11:45  by discjirm

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Not much to be seen from up here today; did it after finishing a walk from Crieff yesterday. Not the best summit plateau in the world, although the weather observatory is always interesting.


Not Logged 26th May 2001  14:00  by Leoness

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

We picked the perfect day to climb our first munro - clear skies in all directions - fabulous views!


Not Logged 17th Feb 2001  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

No details noted - no comment necessary!


Damaged 1st Sep 2000  13:14  by uggles

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

ascended via n face... tower ridge this time.....the summit has to be the most abused top in the whole of scotland.......litter ....you name it its there...the bulk of people who climb ben nevis should stay were they belong at ground level


Good condition 7th Jul 2000  11:00  by The Flying Boots

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked up here for my 42nd birthday to start the 3 Peaks which we didn't do all in one go but over the space of a week. Very foggy on top and snow (in July!!!).


Good condition 3rd Jun 2000  09:00  by scotti

Gridref: NN 16675 71280   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Munro no.8. An almost perfect day weatherwise. Even with an early start the route up was crowded, many taking advantage of this rare, clear saturday morning. The summit area was covered in hard-packed snow and the trig not surprisingly was getting plenty of attention


Not Logged 1st Jun 2000  00:00  by IWC

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Apr 2000  00:00  by agentmancuso

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Traditional finale to completing the WHW. Warm and bright, thin but fairly solid snow on top few hundred metres. People everywhere, in a fantastic array of under/over-dressedness.


Good condition 16th Jan 2000  13:55  by fasgadh

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Not sure about the condition.. Buried under snow and rhime. A good day on Ledge Route.

Its under that lot...


Good condition 28th Oct 1999  12:23  by sleepwalker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The big one, a good birthday bag. Ascended via the Carn More Dearg arete, the summit was popular and misty.


Good condition 27th Aug 1998  14:00  by Trigglets

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 22nd Aug 1998  16:00  by Sealf4

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

First ascent of the Ben via Carn Mor Dearg and the arete. Although I was aware that the summit would be full of a variety of people, it was still an eye-opener . The day was beautiful. 2 further ascents , one more by the arete and one when I was doing a litter pick with the John Muir Trust. First after the summit snow had melted and revealed everything ( and I mean everything) that had been dumped ( again I mean that in all senses) ver the winter.


Good condition 1st Jul 1998  13:54  by jamesleesaunders

Gridref: NN 16675 71284   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited as part of a 3 peaks challenge. There is also a second toppled Trig pillar near to the base of the current Trig.

Ben Nevis Trig ©jamesleesaunders
Ben Nevis Toppled Trig ©jamesleesaunders


Not Logged 29th Jun 1997  12:30  by Mark&Sue

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

We climbed Ben Nevis on a beautiful June day that saw people sunbathing on its summit. Excellent visibility, could see the Cuillins on Skye.


Good condition 24th Jun 1997  00:00  by PhilPamAndRob

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This was the aim of our Scotttish Holiday - to climb britains highest mountain. Took all day but was well worth it!


Good condition 20th Jun 1997  14:00  by AndyJ

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 20th Jun 1997  06:23  by pieces_of_8

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Start of the 3 Peaks challenge. Scored only 4 as i couldn't see my hand infront of my face...so view not great


Good condition 5th Apr 1997  15:00  by gwiz

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Carn Mor Dearg - Alan and Jane ahead of me as we approach the CMD Arete ©gwiz


Good condition 26th Oct 1996  13:00  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Celebrating last Munro! - which in fact was Carn Mor Dearg done an hour earlier, but we drank the bubbly on The Ben. Last Munro 'Top' also done same day, Carn Dearg Meadhonach. My third time up The Ben.

Ben Nevis The summit.
Ben Nevis The indicator plinth, minus indicator, and son Mike.
Ben Nevis The Bolli was still nicely chilled too! ©Aye Jimmy
Carn Mor Dearg Last Munro.


Not Logged 10th Sep 1996  12:30  by 37251

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Sep 1996  13:15  by Ivanhoe

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 6th Aug 1996  13:00  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 23rd Jul 1996  12:00  by Hartryggers

Gridref: NN 16671 71288   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Poor Visability 3/4 of the way up. Interesting observation tower. Previous visit 5/7/1975


Not Logged 22nd Jun 1996  16:00  by Foinavon

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 6th Aug 1995  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

clear day

©Border Peat


Good condition 5th Apr 1995  12:00  by Am fear liath mor

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

My third visit even though this is far from my favourite hill. But the approach along the Carn Mor Dearg arete is very fine.


Good condition 24th Jun 1993  13:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

With Joe and Ann great visibility via CMD.


Good condition 1st Jun 1992  15:00  by Dot924

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This is one that I went to many years old. There was snow at the top and the one thing I remember the most was seeing an Oriental chap walking up wearing flip flops and carrying a Tesco bag. I don't know if he made it to the top as there was snow on the ground even in June. I logged it based on the fact that I have been there (and have a to photo to prove it) but am not likely to go back as I have other walks that I would like to do.


Good condition 23rd Nov 1991  12:00  by Haud Forrit

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First ascent with my nephew (Jock Handling). Bad weather at the top with wet ice (seems to be the way of things).


Not Logged 8th Aug 1991  12:19  by fergie

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Climbed it a few times. Once with Carn Mor Dearg Once via the tourist path and twice via Tower Ridge No details of the trig recorded


Not Logged 1st Aug 1991  15:00  by Hedgehogg

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10


Good condition 1st Aug 1991  14:00  by P.Hogg

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A cloudy day with poor visibility, but at least it was dry.


Good condition 6th Jul 1991  16:30  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

2nd Ascent and actuall got to see a view


Good condition 11th Sep 1990  14:00  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Glen Nevis Campsite - tourist track to the lochan - CIC hut - Carn Mor Dearg - CMD Arete - Ben Nevis - descent by tourist track. A long day and a very tough climb from the CIC hut to the ridge. Excellent going along the arete and the final climb. Cloud above 4000ft so no view from the top.


Good condition 1st Jun 1988  14:15  by Andy West

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 30th May 1988  00:00  by Tom de Erin

Gridref: NN 16700 71300   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I seem to remember another pillar lying beside it


Not Logged 14th May 1988  12:00  by Sandman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

by CMD Arete


Not Logged 7th Apr 1988  00:00  by tg1

Gridref: NN 16600 71200   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Again flush bracket deep under snow. Annual scotland trip with Kevin & Andy.


Not Logged 1st Oct 1987  00:00  by carolje

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 28th Jul 1987  14:06  by Skerryvore

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Did this on honeymoon, long before aware of trigging but must have seen trig point, surely! Remember Snow bunting at summit!


Good condition 31st Dec 1986  13:00  by KevP

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Have visited this summit 3 times. First ascent by Tourist path, 2nd by Carn Mor Dearg arete and 3rd by one of the gullies. All great routes. Superb views from top (on two of the visits). Have logged this in Sept 2011 as have found pics of me standing on trig.


Good condition 23rd Aug 1986  14:30  by Garth Fenton

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

classic traverse of Carn Mor Dearg and ben Nevis great day


Good condition 26th May 1986  14:30  by sven

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Just at snow level. Cold and misty


Good condition 12th Aug 1985  13:00  by gemini man

Gridref: NN 16600 71200   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Cloudy view, lots of people. Visited whilst staying in Fort William


Good condition 1st Apr 1985  12:00  by CJO

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

university trip


Not Logged 17th Oct 1984  12:22  by BigJ

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

Climbed Tower Ridge


Good condition 17th Jul 1984  18:50  by Cootking

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Long trudge. Fantastic panorama.


Good condition 27th May 1984  15:43  by arranc

Gridref: NN 16600 71300   FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 17th Sep 1982  13:43  by vegibagger

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Friday 17th September Glorious sunny day for a honeymoon ascent of the big Ben with Bridget before we head of tomorrow to our holiday chalet on the Old Golf Course at Kilchoan on the western end of Ardnamurchan for the second week of honeymoon. my second ascent, after 1967 with dad as a teenager.


Good condition 17th Aug 1982  10:40  by Weeble

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Stunning views.


Good condition 28th Jul 1982  13:30  by sykesfamily

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Climbed up with my Mum and Dad at the age of 16. Remember it being cold and misty. Found evidence of the exact date and time from the certificate pictured.

Certificate of achievement. Found this certificate with some old photies almost 25 years to the day.©sykesfamily


Not Logged 10th Feb 1978  18:40  by Exe-Eagle

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th Aug 1977  14:08  by Fester

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Had been camping at the halfway lochan and a passing walker told us that Elvis had died..!


Good condition 2nd Jul 1977  12:00  by dal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

3rd visit (previous ones 7/65,9/74). Delightful walk including CMD.


Good condition 28th Aug 1975  00:00  by Managra

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

This is a retrospective log of a long ago visit with my younger sister when I was 17 and she 13. We had set out with my whole family (two more siblings plus ma and pa) in the morning on the, even then, very busy path up. One by one, the family dropped by the wayside but Louise and I carried on. It's hard to believe that we did the whole trip to the top and back without water, a map, a compass, a hat, suntan lotion, walking boots, definitely not a mobile phone (as they weren't even on the horizon then) or any kind of idea of what we were actually taking on. But we made it to the top in the middle of the afternoon and I was fascinated by the numerous little cairns of stones that people had erected to try and be higher than the actual summit itself. The views were breathtaking - it was clear and sunny at the time. Just below the summit, several hang gliders set off and soared off into the distance. Wonderful stuff! We came back down again, drinking from the streams (did we really do that?), walking some of the way with other walkers, and eventually met up with a mountain rescue guide. Did my pa send him up to get us? I don't know, the question never occurred to me until recently, and my pa is dead now so I shall never get to ask him. But we made it back down at about eight o'clock in the evening and my pa was waiting for us in the car park. In terms of stupid things that I've done in my life, that trip to the top and back has to be one of the most foolhardy because of our lack of preparation, but luck and youth were on our side. It was the first trig that I ever did, long before I started to log them. As it's also the highest I'll ever do, it's about time that I did!


Good condition 17th Jul 1970  15:20  by Tikal

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 1st Jan 1970  13:00  by NSC

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 1st Aug 1969  12:00  by senrabyar

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Childhood visit aged 16. Cloud covered summit - nothing seen !


Good condition 16th Aug 1967  12:36  by vegibagger

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

It's Wednesday 16th August I'm 15 and dad's taking me up Ben Nevis It'll be my 15t Munro but just my 9th new one. I've already been up Lochnagar 5 times Cairnwell twice and Cairngorm twice. Carn mor Dearg is my 10th Munro. Some wisping mist but not totally clagged in. My second occasion where my Munro and Marilyn tally were the same!! 9 of each.


Good condition 11th Aug 1965  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S1595  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th Aug 1962  16:06  by RichTea

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 15th Aug 1955  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar on cairn and old observatory



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