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Today Matthew i'm going to be a tourist

Today Matthew i'm going to be a tourist


Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:16 pm

Route description: Ben Nevis by the Mountain Path

Munros included on this walk: Ben Nevis

Date walked: 26/07/2012

Time taken: 7 hours

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When i asked Kim if she fancied a few days at Onich in the caravan, she nodded and suggested taking Claire up Ben Nevis while we were there but quickly followed it by we're not going up the north route. That was that then, i'd have to be a tourist for the day :( . No harm though as would be good to get Claire up the highest mountain in Britain and i can allways go up the Ben via Carn Mor Dearg another time. We would decide what day to go once we were up there and the Thursday was chosen as it appeared to be the best day, unfortunately it wasn't and we got light rain for a bit and clag all the way up, not clearing till we were halfway down. Nothing to say about Ben Nevis that hasn't allready been said, all you do is walk up the path and follow the tourists, some will say hello some won't. Once at the summit you then join in the circus then walk back down again. :D
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Claire on the path up from the youth hostel

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Dancing her way up

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On path with mum

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We now join the tourist trail

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Stopping for a break

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Running out of puff

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Nearly there

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The summit

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Claire and the cairns

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On way down

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View down

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Mum and daughter

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At the stream

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Best view of the day
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Re: Today Matthew i'm going to be a tourist

Postby morag1 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:28 pm

A wonderful day out, one to treasure. Well done to Clare, Kim and to you Johnny :clap:
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Re: Today Matthew i'm going to be a tourist

Postby hills » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:34 pm

Ah, clag and folk, that will be the Ben eh. Good to see, cheers. :D
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Re: Today Matthew i'm going to be a tourist

Postby ChrisW » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:01 am

Great report JC, damn shame that the clag stole your reward for all that effort..........next time mate..........next time :wink:
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Re: Today Matthew i'm going to be a tourist

Postby PeteR » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:42 pm

I'm sorry JC, but to be a "tourist" on Ben Nevis you'd have had to be wearing sensible shoes and your wife would have had to be wearing heels :lol: Also, you'd have had to have your gear in a carrier bag, with your fluid of choice being either Stella or a 2 litre bottle of Strongbow :lol: You all looked far to well prepared to be "tourists" - I mean, you had waterproofs and walking poles too.

But seriously though, it's good to see families out enjoying the hills. If only I could get my two boys out for a few walks I'd be a happy chappy :D So well done to all three of you :D
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Re: Today Matthew i'm going to be a tourist

Postby mgmt! » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:07 pm

big well done to kim and clare, be it the tourist path or north face it a big task to summit the ben :clap: :clap: :clap:
didnt no you frequented onich johnny, maybe this winter we could meet there and do something more tastie on the north face.
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Re: Today Matthew i'm going to be a tourist

Postby Bod » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:46 pm

Yes, well done to you all! It's still a fair old trek getting and down the Ben, the old knees know it that's for sure. Great work Claire :D :D :clap:
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Re: Today Matthew i'm going to be a tourist

Postby jonny616 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:07 pm

Well done Claire :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Today Matthew i'm going to be a tourist

Postby rockhopper » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:26 pm

Well done Claire - pity about the weather but, as you say, you can always go back via CMD, when the Ben Nevis crowds have died down a bit ! - cheers :)
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Re: Today Matthew i'm going to be a tourist

Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:21 am

Thanks for all the replies, it is without doubt a tough walk, i struggled with sore feet on the way down while Claire left me standing. Pete, you know too much about the tourists, are a tourist turned hillwalker :lol:
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