Beasting The Ben

Every year, Cousin Charlie and I try to get to the top of Ben Nevis on Boxing Day. It’s always an adventure and pictures tell it better than I can.

Grim weather for the first half hour

Grim weather for the first half hour

 

Dark and wild.

Dark and wild.

 

First tea break at the lochen.

First tea break at the lochen.

 

Thank goodness for the bivvy bag

Thank goodness for the bivvy bag


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Cousin Charlie on our way up.

Cousin Charlie on our way up.

 

Time for the crampons as the snow starts

Time for the crampons as the snow starts

 

Two ptarmigans in their white winter livery

Two ptarmigans in their white winter livery

 

Getting tougher

Getting tougher

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Sun getting low as we near the top

Sun getting low as we near the top

 

Family tradition honoured for another year with ascent reached by Alice and Cousin Charlie

Family tradition honoured for another year with ascent reached by Alice and Cousin Charlie

 

It's a long way down in the dark!

It’s a long way down in the dark!

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