Ben Nevis (1344m) – Highest point of GB / Scotland

A packed weekend: Friday morning I fly into Edinburgh to check out its vibrant city and stunning Castle before heading into the Scottish Highlands. After a good four hour train/bus ride and short night @ the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel in Fort William I set off on my own to conquer Great Britain’s highest peak. As expected, the weather is cold and miserable and it takes me about six hours to scramble up “The Ledge Route” ascending Càrn Mòr Dearg & along the CMD Arête. I need two hours to descend the Normal Route. Early Sunday morning I take the bus to Glasgow from where I fly back to Dublin later in the afternoon.

 Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles  Zigeiner on the roof of Scotland
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  • Click here for the route description

July 29, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13 Views: 13642

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