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A rare day on the Ben

Route: Ben Nevis by the Mountain Path

Munros: Ben Nevis

Date walked: 07/11/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 16.5km

Ascent: 1344m

Well this was my first taste of the Ben - and i'll be lucky to get the same views the next time I do it.
I set off from Glen Nevis at 11:15, which left me with roughly 5 hours to get up and down the Ben before the sunset. I actually found this quite tough going, took me around 2hr 45 mins to get to the top and about 2 hours to get down. The mountain path is luxurious by munro standards but as you near the top its all rock, I passed one girl coming down with a pair of trainers on - Clearly not right in the head. I dont think I had quite the experience many people seem to get on the 'tourist route', I only encountered 10 people all day. I even had the summit to myself for 15mins! I tried having lunch in one of the ruins at the top, but I must say t'was rather nippy. Sandwich devoured in haste I set about getting some piccies. The views were absolutely stunning, It doesnt get much better for me. Unfortunatley my camera was still in edinburgh so I had to make do with mothers vintage model, nevertheless I think iv managed to capture the views to a certain extent. Here's some of my finer images of the day..

We took the route that goes down the south side of Loch Ness, the B621 I think, this first pic is a wee sample of the scenery on offer on this road. Some tremendous panoramas at times on this road.
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Activity: Scrambler
Mountain: Liathach
Place: Torridon

Munros: 29
Corbetts: 3
Grahams: 1
Sub 2000: 2



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Statistics

2011

Trips: 3
Distance: 27.5 km
Ascent: 1344m
Munros: 3

2010

Trips: 3
Distance: 20 km
Munros: 4
Grahams: 1


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