CIC Hut, Ben Nevis (Jul 2017)

21 – 23 July 2017

The CIC Hut is one of the best known mountain huts in the UK, nestled at the foot of the north face of Ben Nevis. The forecast for Saturday was dry but very windy, a few climbers climbed up the Douglas Boulder before abandoning the idea of Tower Ridge due to the wind. Everyone else ventured up Carn Mor Dearg before sensibly retreating back to the hut. Most had previously been to the summit of the Ben, three who hadn’t decided to head up the Tourist Path and were rewarded with a very rare cloud-free summit.