Author Topic: TR What we got up to in Jun 16, a visit to Glen Nevis with Karl and Sooz  (Read 929 times)

April

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We couldn't think of an excuse quick enough so we found ourselves agreeing to a trip to Scotland with Karl and Sooz  :D

Sooz was staying in the YH and us three were camping, we walked from the Glen Nevis YH and found a nice pitch after about 30 minutes. We ended up coming back here the next two nights to pitch.

Beefy and The Drift in Glen Nevis


A rare moment when Karl was actually still awake  ;)


Next day we went up Ben Nevis using the tourist path or mountain track.

Our lunch time view at the half way point. It was sunny and very hot. It was a bit hazy so not great for long distance shots


Sooz on the snow slope


The view from near the top of Ben Nevis


Despite the heat, lots of snow on the summit


The terrible trio on Ben Nevis summit


Tower Ridge, can you spot the climbers?


The highest snow bunting in the UK, on the top of the old observatory


We returned the same way we'd come up. The mountain track is long but the gradients are easy. It was so hot on the way back down and I think we were all suffering with heat stroke when we got back down to the valley. Not what we expected coming to Scotland! We collected our gear from Sooz's car and walked to the same pitch from the night before. Karl fell asleep almost immediately  :o

Next day it was more of the same extreme heat as we walked into Glen Nevis

A rather disconcerting sign at the start


The path did go along the side of a big drop into the gorge for a short time, we could see why the sign was there but you could keep well away from the drop.

An Steall waterfall


Our lunch spot view


We thought this mountain was An Gearanach


We started walking back again. We stopped to cool off in the river for a while, the heat was so intense along with the humidity it totally sapped your strength. But this is Scotland, we were thinking! We were lucky by the time we got back to the car it had just started raining but it had stopped when we were pitching our tents later. Karl fell asleep straight away again  ;D

Next day we visited Fort William before we got our train back home

The view down the loch at Fort William


We got some good views from the train


Anyone know what this interesting mountain is called?


A brilliant few days, we weren't expecting the heat  :o Thanks to Karl and Sooz, what a good few days we had  O0
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ljmeerkat75

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Nice photos and that's what the views are like from the Ben thanks for showing me what i missed

beefy

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more great pics and happy memories Ape'  O0
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Looks fab April.  Really want to do the Ben myself sometime  O0
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The mountain you were asking the name of is the Cobbler or Ben Arthur to give it its proper name.


Ridge

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Lovely pictures, you may have to move then to the International section soon.
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April

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Nice photos and that's what the views are like from the Ben thanks for showing me what i missed

 :) We were very lucky to get a view  :)

more great pics and happy memories Ape'  O0

It is really nice going back and looking at all the pics

Looks fab April.  Really want to do the Ben myself sometime  O0

Thanks sunnydale, it is a great view from the top and Glen Nevis is a very special place  :)

The mountain you were asking the name of is the Cobbler or Ben Arthur to give it its proper name.

Thank you Sparnel  O0

Lovely pictures, you may have to move then to the International section soon.

Thank you Ridge  :)

Yes we will be having to take our passports to do the full Pennine Way, maybe?
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Great photos April, I did Ben Nevis myself a few years ago and got a day similar to yours. The view is great. I did the Cobbler last June from Arrochar. Here are some of my photos:


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karl h

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Great photos and lovely memories ( well the bits I can remember ) ;D


Wasn't it strange just setting up the tents wherever we liked without worrying about irate farmers or being seen by passers-by  O0 [size=78%] [/size]
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April

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Thanks Henry and your pics are fab  O0 We might pop up to do the Cobbler and the mountains around it for a few days, it isn't that far on the train from where we are.  :)

the bits I can remember

You were asleep all of the time, it is a wonder you woke up for the walks  :D

Wasn't it strange just setting up the tents wherever we liked without worrying about irate farmers or being seen by passers-by  O0

It is supposed to be ok wild camping in Scotland but can you remember seeing the "No Camping" signs by the road? I think we took that as "No Camping beside the road"  :)
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More grand pics O0
Looks like you were lucky with the weather
What's that beefy character doing with sooz hat on then?  ;D 
Henrys pics good too O0
Herb

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Super photos and great to see your TR April.
Looks like very un-seasonal weather you had. Did you get troubled with midges or weren't they keen on you lot  :D


The Cobbler always looks splendid and just one of those inviting mountains that draws you to them. It is on my 'to do' list.
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April

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What's that beefy character doing with sooz hat on then?  ;D 

He is a crossdresser :D

Looks like very un-seasonal weather you had. Did you get troubled with midges or weren't they keen on you lot  :D

We had a huge bug net that we sat under the first night. We used bug spray too and the last two nights the bug net wasn't needed, the spray kept them all away. I did get a few bites the last morning, only because I was too lazy to use the spray  :)

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Hiya
What's that beefy character doing with sooz hat on then?  ;D 

Herb


Oi.... >:(
thats not her hat...


Did you get troubled with midges or weren't they keen on you lot  :D


they dont bother us, ive got natural insect repellent ...  ;D




He is a crossdresser :D

Oi... >:(
i dont dress as anyone except myself ya bogger  :tickedoff:
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Is the danger of death from being gassed? ;D ;D ;D