I have been out in the Lochaber area for the last two days with the Falkirk High Tops Team. Yesterday, we began at the top of the Aonach Mor gondola station before traversing underneath the west face and climbing towards Carn Dearg Meadhonach. To gain the summit we climbed part of the East Ridge but also a snow gully on its north flank to make the most of the snow conditions. From the summit we descended to the CIC hut to overnight.
Overnight, heavy snow fell on strong winds. Therefore, we chose not to climb Ledge Route but instead traversed the CMD Arete before summiting the Ben and descending the Glen Nevis. This two day expedition gives a great route which is achievable in a variety of conditions.
A short video will soon be posted of the CMD Arete on the climbnow facebook page,