A couple of my friends and I set out to spend a weekend camping in Fort William and climbing the highest mountain in Britain. We were lucky with the unpredictable Scottish weather and got a sunny day although it was a little cloudy and bloody freezing at the summit.
- Interesting bit, seeing the man fell running down a steep side of hill and up the opposite side.
- Worst bit, all the other walkers, hoards of them at points.
- Best bit, getting to the pub afterwards.
- Word of warning.... bring warm clothes for the top even if its a warm sunny day at the bottom.
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Contributed by: stagnant but not lazy
The 4 of us
||Nr Fort William, Lochaber, Scotland
|When it was walked
|| September 2005
|| High hills and mountains
||Requires a reasonably good level of fitness and strong footwear
|| 16km approx
|Time taken approx
|| 5 hours
|Map used if any
|| Ordnance Survey 1.50,000 Landranger map of Ben Nevis
|Source of info on walk
|| Easy to reach from Fort William
|Places to stay
|| Lochy Holiday Park
|Places to eat/ buy food
Ben Nevis Inn, Ben Nevis Bar