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Ben Nevis mountain track

Ben Nevis mountain track


Postby stickman » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:44 pm

Route description: Ben Nevis by the Mountain Path

Munros included on this walk: Ben Nevis

Date walked: 16/01/2008

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I've done lots of hillwalking, and my advice is - don't bother with this walk.

The CMD arete route is vastly superior. I know it requires much more experience and most doing 'the Ben' might not be fit enough, but...

If you haven't done much hillwalking, my advice is don't start with the Ben at all. The mountain track may be within your capabilities, but you are much more likely to enjoy a more dramatic route like Bidean nam Bian or even something like Ben Lomond is enjoyable at the top. You'll end up getting addicted to the hills, and can then save the Ben for when you are ready to really enjoy it.

But I know I won't be able to stop those of you wandering up the path in your jeans!!! :roll:
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Re: Ben Nevis mountain track

Postby bio-man » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:30 pm

I can totally concur with this post. I've been looking at other sites and forums and the naivety of some people still ceases to amaze me. One guy was asking about the CMD, " I've done a bit of hill-walking and want to try the CMD. Now i know this might sound like a daft question, but my wife doesn't get into the hills as much as me and she doesn't think she will handle the Ben.What do you think!!!!! EH!! As Billy Connolly said... "Where do think Scotland is, The Pyrnees!! The MRT are sick of rescuing people in khaki shorts and sandshoes"!!!! :lol:
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