Note: Unroped scrambling is potentially the most dangerous of all mountaineering activities. The first ascent of Ledge Route happened in 1897, at the time it was just another route to the summit of Ben Nevis, but now it is renown as one of the best routes of its grade anywhere in the United Kingdom. Ben Nevis is one of the best walks in the Highlands of Scotland, though it does suffer from being rather popular. Ledge Route i s available with a private guide on any day of the week so get in touch to check our availability and make a booking. The CMD Arete is the classic hill walker's ascent of Ben Nevis that should be on every mountain walker's tick list along side Crib Goch, The Snowdon Whatever grade you climb, on a clear winter’s day you’ll enjoy this one for the scenery alone. It's a spectacular winter scramble, which sustains interest and offers amazing views. Carn Mor Dearg and the North East Buttress of Ben Nevis from Ledge Route; the CMD Arete links the two hills . That’s more, it is at a relatively low grade. Ledge Route. Please Register as a New User in order to reply to this topic. Ledge route is a perfect introductory ridge for your first scramble or north face route and a great way to get to the summit of Ben Nevis. In addition to that, I got a few guide books for Christmas and was keen to try something new. Help-Crag Map. This route via Carn Dearg (1221) is still a challenging route that has some sections of Grade 1 scrambles, surrounded by proper rock climbs. Ledge Route is one of the classic 'easy' mountaineering routes up the north face of Ben Nevis. Castle Ridge, 3. We aim to ascend this classic and iconic route, and descend via Ledge Route to make a truly unforgettable day. Ledge Route – Grade 1 Scramble A fantastic route in the summer although navigation can be difficult so best do some research and leave for a clear day. The guys were wanting to get to the summit of The Ben via an interesting way and they got it. We made quick work of the descent in the well trod tracks in the gully and finally made our way back to the CIC hut. Search Routes near: Boydton, Virginia. Ben Nevis winter ledge route questions. Distance to the Top: 9km (5.5 miles) Ascent: 1280m (4200ft) Rough … Ben Nevis. Today winter returned to the Highlands, we ascended Ledge route on Ben Nevis and descended No.4 gully. Ledge Route (and other meanderings) Six people getting damp, bracing ourselves for disappointment. Here we have the option of ascending the infamous Number 5 Gully a short way or taking an alternative line over Moonlight Buttress to access some fantastic scrambling onto the top of Carn Dearg Buttress, a massive rock monolith with Ben Nevis's best rock climbs on it. It was time to focus. With a very wet start to the day walking up to the CIC hut the rain then turned to snow for the rest of the morning. Showing Shabaaz one of the easiest, most spectacular ways to gain the summit of Ben Nevis. The route can even … Ledge Route on Ben Nevis is one of the best ways up Britain’s highest mountain in winter. For larger groups we can arrange extra guides at a corresponding cost. Ben Nevis, Ledge Route - Aerial filming using a drone. 3548 miles away. The summit of Ben Nevis itself is still a surprisingly long way off. Parent: Ben Nevis. Number Five Gully Buttress. 6 years ago. A day hiking away from the tourist tracks and into the heart of Coire Leis below Ben Nevis's vast north face. Join MIC-certified instructor Ken on an action-packed day of scrambling via the Ledge route on Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Scotland and in the United Kingdom. It is a total distance of 4.4 km and is quick at four hours, however, it is one way only. 1-day Ben Nevis ascent via the Ledge route. New Topic Reply to Topic. Ben Nevis has so many routes that there are several very good guidebooks for the crags. Starting at the North Face Car Park we ascend to the Charles Inglis Clark Memorial Hut along the Allt a' Mhuilinn until we reach the ampitheatre of Coire na Ciste, a vast andesite bowl of crags and pinnacles. Guided ascent of Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis. Winter descents after Ledge Route, Ben Nevis. This classic mountaineering route takes a devious line through incredible terrain. The scrambling is never too difficult and the harder bits can be avoided if you want to but it takes you through some fantastic ground and you are surrounded by Ben Nevis' rare plants and geology. The exposure is sensational as we move across the … The best of the easy scrambles on Ben Nevis is via Ledge Route which winds its way through the most spectacular scenery culminating in a narrow but very short ‘ledge’ which gives the route its … Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis Guided ascent of Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis We're climbing and scrambling up 'Tower Ridge' on Ben Nevis, probably the most renowned climber's route on the mountain's North Face. Ledge Route. Ledge route of Ben Nevis, starting in Number 5 Gully and ascending part way, then swinging to the right, following the ledges below Carn Dearg, before topping out on Carn Dearg. 1. We have all the walking routes up Ben Nevis, and will outline all the routes to the summit and is designed to be used by anyone who fancies climbing up “The Ben” or if you’re setting out on the Three Peaks Challenge along with Snowdon or Scafell Pike. Ledge Route Grade-2 . Ledge Route - Ben Nevis It is a common mistake to think the North face only entertains hardcore climbers. Scottish climbers Dave MacLeod and Iain Small have made the first ascent of the mixed climb Nevermore on Ben Nevis, Scotland. If you are interested in climbing Ben Nevis by Ledge Route in winter take a look at our Winter Mountaineering page for prices and more information. I was near the summit of Ben Nevis in high winds, the fresh snow would conceal any trace of the path, and more snow was forecast. It's a spectacular winter scramble, which sustains interest and offers amazing views. On 10th January this year, three of us headed up the valley of the Allt a Mhuilinn in the grey half light of a wet morning. One look at the map confirmed that I wouldn’t be attempting to get to the actual summit of Ben Nevis. Ledge Route on Ben Nevis had always appealed to me. Ben Nevis via Ledge Route & Carn Mor Dearg arête I couldn’t sleep for about five days before this planned trip in September with my mountaineering club, I was just so excited. Ledge Route is the easiest way up the North face of Ben Nevis but still requires a good level of fitness so you can make the most of the day. Tower Ridge, 4. The Ledge Route will take you up the peak along its North face. A sneaky start leads onto a sequence of sloping ledges, which allow passage across the steep southeast flank of Carn Dearg Buttress. Reach superb vantage points from where vast views can be savoured. The route is not difficult and some regard it as a Scottish I route. This route has you ascend from the South of Ben Nevis, and get a height gained of 1200 metres. Ledge Route, 2. An amazing 1st day out in the winter on Ben Nevis today. And, on this full day trip, I would like to guide you along one of the easiest of those routes, the Ledge Route. For larger groups please enquire and we will be able to quote for your specific requirements. Weather today was very different but equally as spectacular than a clear day. West Coast Mountain Guides: Ledge Route, Ben Nevis - See 405 traveler reviews, 333 candid photos, and great deals for Fort William, UK, at Tripadvisor. An unlikely looking route for a hugely rewarding ascent of Ben Nevis. Ledge Route II . On 10th January this year, three of us headed up the valley of the Allt a Mhuilinn in the grey half light of a wet morning. "An excellent scramble through magnificent scenery. They will also assess the groups abilities and the prevailing weather and use a rope when they see fit. Prices are per day. Overview; Photos 89; Free Range; Ledge Route ; 450m. New Topic Reply to Topic. It totals 450m of vertical climbing. In fact, it’s one of the best Scottish II routes anywhere in Scotland. The Ledge Route is the best Scottish II route on Ben Nevis. Formidable Scottish mountaineers Dave MacLeod and Iain Small have, somewhat surprisingly, added a plumb mixed climb to Ben Nevis, the quintessential winter climbing area in Scotland. Approach the gully over some smooth slabs, slippy when wet, a path did appear further up but unsure where it started. They had never done any scrambling so this was a good introduction. The route is a non-technical, 450m snow climb (when well-covered! "An unlikely yet excellent mountaineering route. Myself and fellow instructor Mark decided on a mountaineering day ascending the classic Ledge Route to the summit of Ben Nevis … The duo climbed a three-pitch outing on Number Five Gully Buttress called Nevermore which tackles a steep corner capped by an overhang and hard bulges graded VIII,8 before reaching easier terrain. Easy climbs on Ben Nevis do not come much better than this. RatKing 13 Oct 2020. We will provide harness and helmet for each day. Ledge Route. Under snow and ice it is a grade II winter route and reputedly the best of its grade on the mountain. The Ledge Route up Ben Nevis. Ledge Route II . It’s a fine summer scramble, transformed into … Above the CIC hut we ascended the old snow … Ben Nevis via the Ledge Route Height Gained – 1300 metres, Distance – 8 km, Time –4-5 hours – ONE WAY ONLY This is yet another scramble, this time climbing Ben Nevis via the Ledge Route on the North Face and up to Carn Dearg (1221) and along to the summit. This route has you ascend from the South of Ben Nevis, and get a height gained of 1200 metres. The straightforward route is from Carn Dearg, but from the South side, and is very steep. It feels like a long time ago since the last winter was forced to finish in mid March but it was good to be back in the snow. RatKing 13 Oct 2020. Reach superb vantage points from where vast views can be savoured. A day hiking away from the tourist tracks and into the heart of Coire Leis below Ben Nevis's vast north face. Possibly the hardest routes to be sent in such a clean and traditional style, this plum crackline to the right of Number 3 Gully had never been climbed before, amazingly not even in summer. The Ledge Route will take you up the peak along its North face. The higher you climb, the more rewarding the views become. The Highland Mountain Company: Ledge route Ben Nevis - See 64 traveler reviews, 38 candid photos, and great deals for Fort William, UK, at Tripadvisor. Whilst travelling through some spectacular mountain scenery, the scrambling on this route isn't at any point too hard making it a thoroughly rewarding route. ... on Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands on New Year’s Day. In summer, Ledge Route is a 450 metre grade 2 scramble that finishes at the summit of Carn Dearg, a 1221 metre subsidiary top of Ben Nevis. Ledge Route offers a fantastic way to reach the summit of Ben Nevis via it's famous North Face. Whatever grade you climb, on a clear winter’s day you’ll enjoy this one for the scenery alone. Ledge route of Ben Nevis, starting in Number 5 Gully and ascending part way, then swinging to the right, following the ledges below Carn Dearg, before topping out on Carn Dearg. Overview; Photos; Ledge Route; Carn Dearg Cascade / CIC Icefall ; 450m. The Ledge Route is the North Face of Ben Nevis for non-climbers. Photo: Rob Johnson. Bag the 2 Munros of Ben Nevis … And, on this full day trip, I would like to guide you along one of the easiest of those routes, the Ledge Route. If you are interested in climbing Ben Nevis by Ledge Route in winter take a look at our Winter Mountaineering page for prices and more information. On 10 December Andy Turner, Steve Ashworth and Viv Scott made the first ascent of "The Secret" X 10 on Ben Nevis, Scotland. With a very wet start to the day walking up to the CIC hut the rain then turned to snow for the rest of the morning. Fully qualified, insured and experienced Mountain Instructor/Guide, Helmet and harness for the duration of the course. Ben Nevis via Ledge Route & Carn Mor Dearg arête I couldn’t sleep for about five days before this planned trip in September with my mountaineering club, I was just so excited. Guided ascent of Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis. 3548 miles away ... Ledge Route. On Sunday I was out on Ledge Route again. You will have to organise accommodation, food, personal equipment and insurance. From the top of Ledge Route, depending on snow conditions, it could easily take you a further hour to reach the summit of Ben Nevis, especially if there are deep snow drifts on the top. Viewing Routes attached to Mountain/Rock: Ben Nevis View All Routes. ... Ledge Route - II 450m Ledge Route is described as The best grade II on the mountain in some of the guides. No description has been contributed for this climb. After Carn Dearg Buttress the routes character opens out into a spectacular arete with incredible views before taking us onto the summit plateau and so to the summit of the Ben. Ticklists. LEDGE ROUTE, BEN NEVIS Despite the forecast of gales on the high tops today Mark, Steve and I decided on Ledge Route up Ben Nevis. I kept refreshing the Met Office webpage for Ben Nevis, willing for it to be a … Join MIC-certified instructor Ken on an action-packed day of scrambling via the Ledge route on Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Scotland and in the United Kingdom. Ledge Route i s available with a private guide on any day of the week so get in touch to check our availability and make a booking. I kept refreshing the Met Office webpage for Ben Nevis, willing for it to be a … Overview; Photos 89; Free Range; Ledge Route ; 450m. There are several different routes you can take to the summit of Ben Nevis (1,345m). 450m. The views … Hide Search . Ben Nevis. Ledge Route offers a fantastic way to reach the summit of Ben Nevis via it's famous North Face. and then descend via Carn Mor Dearg. The scrambling is never too difficult and the harder bits can be avoided if you want to but it takes you through some fantastic ground and you are surrounded by Ben Nevis' rare plants and geology. Bag the 2 Munros of Ben Nevis … Help-Crag Map. In fact, it’s one of the best Scottish II routes anywhere in Scotland. Number Five Gully Buttress. The views … No description has been contributed for this climb. BigLee. There were layers of cloud coming and going, giving us glimpses of Carn Mor Dearg and the NE Buttress on The Ben. Hide Search . We aim to ascend this classic and iconic route, and descend via Ledge Route to make a truly unforgettable day. 1-day Ben Nevis ascent via the Ledge route. Probably the best route of its grade on Ben Nevis (and perhaps in the UK), Ledge Route has a bit of everything. 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