/ Ben Nevis Tues 9th

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bobpilgrem - on 07 May 2017
Hi All
Walking up tourist route with a mate on Tuesday-am assuming there is
little snow on summit -and normal walking boots/ poles will be adequate gear.
Any info from anyone up there recently would be appreciated.
Thanks
Jim C - on 07 May 2017
In reply to bobpilgrem:

I saw very little snow on the Ben from Glencoe, but it was visible, so I would guess that there are a few patches, but easily avoided.

Should be loads of photographs around to show conditions as the good weather should have encouraged lots of people to get up there.
Ken Applegate - on 07 May 2017
In reply to bobpilgrem:
There is still quite a bit of snow around the summit cairn and patches down to about 1250m, but it's all very soft and manageable without crampons or an axe.

There's a photo on yesterdays blog taken from the top of North East Buttress, looking over to the summit. Might be of some use.
http://www.westcoast-mountainguides.co.uk/raeburns-arete-north-east-buttress/
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bobpilgrem - on 08 May 2017
In reply to Ken Applegate:

Thanks Ken - looks like being a nice day for it tomorrow

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