Ben Nevis

Today I was working for Abacus Mountain Guides taking a group of 7 up Ben Nevis in order for them to raise money to build a new section for a school in Ghana, I think they said they were up to £8000 already.

With perfect weather, high cloud, no wind and a good temperature we made good progress to the Red burn waterfall about half way.  At about 1000m we put crampons on and continued up the path with the snow pack growing in depth and coverage.  With the sun still shining we neared the summit after 4 hours of walking.  The group was really pleased at reaching the highest peak in the UK with a lot of effort put in all round.  We had great views south to Glen Coe and Mull, out west to the Isle of Rum, north to Torridon and east to the Cairngorms.  It’s not many days you get a view like that.

The final leg

The final leg

looking west

looking west

Looking south

Looking south

Lots of people

Lots of people

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