Ben Nevis - deep snow, clear sky and...R.A.F. Tornado !
by Petr Dakota » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:42 am
Route description: Ben Nevis by the Mountain Path
Munros included on this walk: Ben Nevis
Date walked: 26/03/2014
Time taken: 7.12 hours
Distance: 15.2 km
Ascent: 1470m5 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
My sister with Family finally came visit us to Scotland. They came for 10 days, so during the time I wanted show them as much the Best of Scotland as possible... I prepared plans for some trips, the Weather forecast was important factor in the preparation and by the way we decided to do two really long day trips in two following days. Not sleeping away, returns back home between... The first big trip was Isle of Skye 25.3.2014 and I added some interesting places to the route. We woke up very early and started at 03:30 am from home. 1st stop The Commando Memorial in sunrise, then Loch Ness - beginning, then Eilean Donan Castle and circle around all Isle of Skye with nice walk up to the Storr. After nice long day out we returned back home around 21:30. Another day 26.3. we woke up very early again and started our way at 4:00 am for this trip: Glenfinnan and Ben Nevis. Glenfinnan is not far away from Fort William, so it's good to add the beautiful place to the route. The plan was: start very early, visit Glenfinnan first ( because of the weather forecast for better visibility later morning - noon for Ben Nevis ), then Ben Nevis and then Glencoe and Rannoch Moor - just some stops for photos on the way back...
After Ben Nevis we visited Glencoe, Rannoch Moor and some more nice places on the road home. It was a great day out ! I hope they have some unforgettable memories from Scotland... After the trip we got home after 21:00 and after refreshment by shower, dinner and sharing our stories from the trip, we slept deeply and very well
by MunroMadMen » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:26 am
by The Rodmiester » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:09 pm
by Mal Grey » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:18 pm
by Mountainlove » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:43 pm
by Petr Dakota » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:22 pm
MunroMadMen wrote:Great report with some crackin pics, well done you guys
by Petr Dakota » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:24 pm
The Rodmiester wrote:What a fabulous day you got, some superb photographs but still not as good as the real thing. Your family must have been impressed, you deffinately got your timing right Petr for the summit. The memories will linger on for a very long time.
Thank you Rod Happy for the timing - reward for watching the forecast and lucky of course
by Petr Dakota » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:25 pm
Mal Grey wrote:Wow, you really got a good day for it!
thanks...really great day
by Petr Dakota » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:27 pm
Mountainlove wrote:Great that you managed to get your family up a Munro Some lovely pictures!!! I am sure they will remember that trip for ever .
Thank you I hope they will remember
by Petr Dakota » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:26 pm