Ah Hae Ben Th’ Highest

Fort William (the outdoor capital of the UK) is home to the highest Munro (any summit over 3000 ft. in Scotland) in the UK. On April 1, 2012 Greg, Georgia, and I climbed to the summit of Ben Nevis (Venomous Mountain) taking the north-face route (less traveled, more difficult). Standing at 4,410 ft, the climb required careful planning and a pair of strong legs. The path is not on a map but it is straight forward because you climb along the ridge (rather thin at times and requires lots of scrambling). It is a climb on your hands and knees and is not for inexperienced climbers. It was well worth it once we hit the summit and spotted the trig point and the stone shelter. The walk down was brutal on the knees but it was beautiful once we came out of the clouds.

You can climb on the link below and it will show you the route, the time, and the elevation.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/164022598#

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