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Raeburns Arete - June 2010
Lovely route up the ben.

 Nevis the night before.  On the walk in  Castle Ridge  Carn Dearg Buttress  Coire na Ciste  Climbers on Tower Ridge. Douglas Boulder on the right.  Mike on pitch 1  Fiona on pitch 2  Fiona on pitch 3  Fiona on pitch 4  Mike on pitch 4  Mike pitch 5  Mike pitch 5  Fiona pitch 5  Fiona pitch 6  Mike pitch 6  Looking back down the glen  Mamores. CMD arete in the foreground  Not sure, which pitch? Look like the start of NE buttress.  Grey Corries  Looking back down NE buttress  Fiona on NE buttress  Allison defeats the infamous mantrap  Kenny on the mantrap. Mike watching  Kenny finishes off the mantrap  Kenny leads the 40ft corner  Allison seconding, Fiona Leading the 40 ft corner  Piton apparently buried in the earth on the 40ft corner  Mike seconding the 40 ft corner  Mamores  Mike on NE buttress final scramble  Mike on NE buttress  Top of NE buttress. Aonach Beag behind, grey corries in the distance.  Ben Nevis summit  Tower Gully  Brenva face  Cascading down Coire Leis  NE buttress  Walking out. Raeburns arete is the distinctive ridge on the lower end of the last buttress  NE buttress. Raeburns arete much more prominant from this angle.  NE buttress and tower ridge  NE buttress , observatory ridge, tower ridge  Final glimpse of the ben  And walking out  Beinn Bhan on the right