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Post West Highland Way - Day 8 - Ben Nevis

Post West Highland Way - Day 8 - Ben Nevis


Postby lauramacn » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:49 am

Route description: Ben Nevis by the Mountain Path

Munros included on this walk: Ben Nevis

Date walked: 21/07/2018

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 1314m

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After completing the West Highland Way, we wanted to have a slightly more significant end to our walk and decided to include Ben Nevis as a final day.
I had never been up "The Ben" and although my friend had, her previous walk has been on a torrential October day, so we both fancied the opportunity of the summit on a decent day.
It is not the most inspiring path and I was quite surprised at how busy it was, although for a Saturday in July, I probably shouldn't have been!
It was a tiny bit damp with very fine drizzle but views broke through the clouds and on the whole it was a pleasant walk up.
We enjoyed a wee picnic lunch on the busy summit and I was delighted to have finally climbed "The Ben".
It seemed a more auspicious way to end our walk - at the highest point in the UK!
Ben Nevis.jpg
Views from The Ben
lauramacn
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