Ben Nevis Trip Report (#20431)
- Signed By: Bob Shortis
- Date submitted: October 11, 2006
- Date(s) climbed: 31st August 2006
- Number of People Encountered:50+ people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Straight up the tourist path. I'm getting on a bit but we meet a good many people, including a lovely lady who was celebrating her 60th birthday by climbing the mountain.
We encountered low cloud that stayed with us from about the half way point to the top and back, very wet conditions.
We booked out at the police station, and I'm glad we did. Visiblity on the top was 50 to 40 metres. Lots of people not equiped for the conditions.
This is a lovely mountain (probably even better when you can see from the top) but like all mountains its unforgiving and will kill with a thought.
We had a lovely day and celebrated our wedding aniversary with champagne on top. I carried the bottle up and down the mountain.