Ben Nevis is the highest point in the British Isles at 4409ft, and it is not all that far from Dundee, so I decided that I might as well climb it. The day didn’t start too well though – pretty heavy fog in the area:
The start of the trail
It was pretty foggy through the first half of the trail, with visibility very low
The day was superb once I got above the cloud though, with no wind, and warm temperatures
Around halfway up is a nice lake, and a good spot to stop for a quick break – after that the vegetation disappears, and it’s rocky the rest of the way. At the time I was there, there was no snow on the peak, but I could see it being pretty grim for much of the year.
Although it is a relatively straightforward walk, you can see how people would get into trouble if the weather changed suddenly – at the top, the trail is not especially clear, and you’ve got drops like these just off to the side of the trail:
The summit in sight!
See this cloud coming across – it came very quickly, and cut down visibility rapidly. Luckily it cleared, and I got some nice views down to Fort William
The view down the valley was a fair bit different without all the fog
Made it, all in one piece! A bit tired, but felt pretty good really.