Okay so I haven’t posted in a while, because school got really crazy really quickly and I finally think that I’ve got my timetable down so as of this week I should be back to my normal posting schedule. I hope you enjoy reading!
So this is my second last holiday post!
The day before we made our journey home we decide to club ben Nevis!
here we go…
So you might have gathered that the pictures start at the top of Ben Nevis and go down towards the bottom. The walk took a total of 8 hours and 22 minutes! It was long. The predicted time that everyone is suggested to keep in mind is 8 hours for the walk, and that’s without breaks. As a family we decided to start at the youth hostel rather than the information centre. To be honest I thought that the walk would be cold however as long as you keep moving it doesn’t really get chilly. I only put my coat on when we reached the fog, at that point it was only about 5 minutes to the very top. Unfortunately for me it rained the whole way down. This was inconvenient because I took off my waterproof trousers and the top of the yellow stone path. so I walked the whole way down in just my leggings. the aim was to be at the bottom and at the car before they were soaked all the way to my socks. I am pleased to say that we did indeed make it.
The scenery was absolutely breath-taking on the way up, although it wasn’t fully clear the whole way it was still pretty and gave some very beautiful views. The path although rocky was still easy to climb. I found that it was easier to just keep climbing at a moderate pace then to run or walk slowly, but that’s purely a personal choice.
I would recommend that everyone has a go at climbing Ben Nevis even if you only make it apart of the way up it’s the journey that stays with you so make it a good one.