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Ben Nevis charity climb...

Ben Nevis charity climb...


Postby Saltire2011 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:13 pm

Route description: Ben Nevis by the Mountain Path

Munros included on this walk: Ben Nevis

Date walked: 11/08/2012

Time taken: 7.5 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 1352m

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Group shot on the peak...


Having planned the trip for the last 6 months, the day finally arrived, and boy was it a scorcher.. 8)

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The Ladies...


We set off at 9.00am on the tourist route and within an hour realised this was going to be tough... The heat was a major factor and did take its toll. After the initial climb we did find the middle section easier, but still had quite a few breaks on the way up. I was amazed by the amount of people heading up and down, but was equally amazed at the ones in trainers with no backpacks and no supplies..!!!

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The View...


There were 15 of us in total, with 4 of the group having never climbed a Munro before. I'm glad to say we all survived and completed the walk, although one of our group hurt his knee and took 5 hours to descend.

We ended up raising well over 3k for Cancer Research as well.. :clap:


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Re: Ben Nevis charity climb...

Postby Alan S » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:43 pm

well done glad you got good weather for your big day :D
Saltire2011 wrote:We ended up raising well over 3k for Cancer Research as well
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