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51st Birthday on Ben Nevis (24th time) Mystical free Summit

51st Birthday on Ben Nevis (24th time) Mystical free Summit


Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:23 pm

Route description: Ben Nevis by the Mountain Path

Munros included on this walk: Ben Nevis

Date walked: 17/09/2020

Distance: 15.8 km

Ascent: 1367m

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Just the simple quick route to refresh and start my Birthday Day to get back home early and celebrate with my family as my daughter was excited about the party :D
Woke up at 00:30 AM for a very early start, almost 3h of driving to Fort William, found last place to park my car as it was full overnight and then started the walk in darkness...Back home at 14:30, just before my daughter Cheyenne finished school, as planned to enjoy the rest of the day with my family
:wink:




The video Movie with Photos at the End:




Some Photos:

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Starting full Daylight ...no crowds yet !
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1st Cairn
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Summit !
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Edge view
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Peace...
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Clearing a bit
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Silence...
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Strange to be there without the snow
:lol:
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Great place to be !
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My Happy Place !
:D
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...as writen on the T-Shirt
:lol:
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Enjoyed the time there again...
8)

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Descending...
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The End
:D
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:32 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Petr Dakota
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Sub 2000:3   Hewitts:17
Wainwrights:10   Islands:1
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Location: North Lanarkshire

Re: 51st Birthday,Ben Nevis for 24th time,early home with Fa

Postby R1ggered » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:20 pm

Belated happy birthday Petr. enjoyed the video.
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Re: 51st Birthday,Ben Nevis for 24th time,early home with Fa

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:25 pm

R1ggered wrote:Belated happy birthday Petr. enjoyed the video.

Thank you :) Glad you enjoyed :D
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Location: North Lanarkshire

Re: 51st Birthday on Ben Nevis (24th time) Mystical free Sum

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:32 pm

Happy birthday - always brilliant to be at the top as the mist clears and all is revealed :lol: :D :clap:
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Re: 51st Birthday on Ben Nevis (24th time) Mystical free Sum

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:41 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:Happy birthday - always brilliant to be at the top as the mist clears and all is revealed :lol: :D :clap:

Thank you :) I agree :D :lol:
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Re: 51st Birthday on Ben Nevis (24th time) Mystical free Sum

Postby rockhopper » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:28 am

Belated birthday wishes :clap: Nice day for it.
Can remember thinking on the one time I was up here that I never wanted to summit Ben Nevis again - it was far, far too busy for me with people everywhere. Maybe your idea is better - get there before everyone else - cheers :)
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Re: 51st Birthday on Ben Nevis (24th time) Mystical free Sum

Postby dogplodder » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:33 am

Happy birthday when it was - a great way to celebrate! :clap:
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Re: 51st Birthday on Ben Nevis (24th time) Mystical free Sum

Postby Sunset tripper » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:34 pm

Another great day on the ben petr.

Happy Birthday :D
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Re: 51st Birthday on Ben Nevis (24th time) Mystical free Sum

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:28 pm

rockhopper wrote:Belated birthday wishes :clap: Nice day for it.
Can remember thinking on the one time I was up here that I never wanted to summit Ben Nevis again - it was far, far too busy for me with people everywhere. Maybe your idea is better - get there before everyone else - cheers :)

Thank you :) Just finding it harder to be there early enough as more and more people are starting the Ben early morning to avoid the crowds :shock: :roll: :o :crazy: :? Looks like start in the night or very bad weather would secure it next time ! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 51st Birthday on Ben Nevis (24th time) Mystical free Sum

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:30 pm

dogplodder wrote:Happy birthday when it was - a great way to celebrate! :clap:

Thank you :) I really enjoyed this way of celebration :D
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Re: 51st Birthday on Ben Nevis (24th time) Mystical free Sum

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:35 pm

Sunset tripper wrote:Another great day on the ben petr.

Happy Birthday :D

Thank you :) Every day on the Ben is great no matter which season or weather, I guess you know that very well :D Short day for me this time as needed to be back before school finishing time, but somehow managed to spend @ 1.5 h in the peace behind the horizon of the summit :D Trying to catch some views when it cleared for a few sec. always :lol: :lol: :D
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