12th - 14th January Ben Nevis CIC Hut Trip

Organizer Barney
Time 2018-01-12 15:00
13th - 15th January Ben Nevis CIC Hut Trip

Hey all. This is a pre-winter skills trip for the keenies. We'll be staying in the CIC hut on Ben Nevis on both Friday and Saturday night. The CIC gives unprecedented access to the North Face of the Ben with literally hundreds of routes visible from the hut. It's the UK's only real Alpine hut, located at 680m, and is extremely popular - it's fully booked throughout the whole of February and March, as well as a lot of January and April. It costs £15 per night so is actually cheaper than a hostel. Trip fees should be about £50. Hoping to leave between 3 and 4pm on Friday in order to not arrive too late into the hut at night (approach 1 - 1.5 hours). 

Looking like an epic winter thus far - nearly half a metre of snow fell last night (13th/14th Dec) on the peaks of the Ben Nevis/Glencoe (see photo). Thaw forecast next week which should firm it all up and (in theory) create some stellar winter conditions come January.