|Ben Nevis is Scotland's highest mountain
and this is what it looks like from the top! I've been
very lucky in that every time I've climbed 'the Ben' (4
times in all) it's been clear - but that's an extremely
unusual batting average!
On the occasion shown we had travelled up the evening before and camped at the half-way lochan (very boggy by the way!) then set off at 5:00am to arrive on top by 7:00am. We spent a long time on top watching the clouds lift from the valleys and the sun flood the day with light, we were completely alone on the roof of Scotland - a magical time!
We carried on down the South side across the Carn Mor Dearg arete and on over the Aonachs, Beag and Mor. We finally camped above the ruined croft of Steall.
covered 25 miles
|Ben Nevis is immensely popular and people climb it in all manner of attire and by all manner of routes. They've taken all manner of things up it too from Model-T Fords to beds and grand pianos. I personally have seen bikes, kites and a hang glider on the top. My personal favourite route for a day trip involves climbing up beside the water slide at the top of Glen Nevis, turning right then left to join the summit mound above the Carn Mor Dearg arete. We did this on the day of Prince Charles' and Diana's wedding!|