Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Ben Nevis


Hi All 

Hope your well because my legs are killing me! and yep I have no one to blame but myself. It was my choice to drive seven hours in a mini bus with seven other crazy people to walk up Ben Nevis for six hours and then drive the six hours home again.

Ok it was soo worth it! I had a great time and such an amazing sense of achievement. We were planning on doing the three peak challenge next year but after that I'm quickly changing my mind. For those who dont know the three peak challenge is to walk up the tallest mountains in England, Scotland and Whales in a mere 24 hours. That's Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike in 24 hours and each should take five hours and one will be in the dark. Yep its going to be as scary as it sounds. 



Ben Nvis, Walking Club
The Before Picture

I wanted to tell you all about the amount of stupid people we saw on our walk with trainers on, very little kids in toe, no bags so no water, no food, no waterproof clothing and not even a warm fleece. Now we were super lucky with the weather but if we hadn't been so many people would have created a nightmare situation for themselves and the amazing mountain rescue. I really couldn't get over it there was even people like that walking up at we were walking down going on six o'clock. 


Ben Nvis, Walking Club
Amazing Veiws
Here's just a few little facts about Ben Nevis and why people should take it as a very serious walk. And yes I did use good old Wikipedia for my lovely little facts. Its just over a 10 mile walk with a massive height of 1352m and trust me as soon as your on the path its straight up. Also the top of Ben Nevis is really strange and your literately are walking on rocks as its a collapsed dome of a volcano.

Ben Nvis, Walking Club
A Long Way Down
The most interesting thing I found out was the temperature change, the average high temperature for August is only 6.40c and the low a meagre 2.8c. Hence the importance of a waterproof and warm clothing.


Ben Nvis, Walking Club
Not Even Half Way
Ben Nvis, Walking Club
We Made It,

Ben Nevis is walked up and down almost 100,000 times a year, and I'm so glad I have added to that count have you?

Thanks for reading



8 comments:

  1. Well done! I'd love to do something like that one day. I work in an outdoors shop and all my colleagues do stuff like this regularly but I never ever do anything outdoorsy so I feel like I should.
    It's amazing the amount of people who come in the shop and say "I'm walking up Ben Nevis tomorrow, what do I need?" THE DAY BEFORE! It's good that you were so prepared! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Erm I didn't do this hahah ok not that bad as I only bought a rucksake but still lol thanks for your comment xx

      Delete
  2. Well done!! :).

    My tweets said what I wanted to say. Glad you were well prepared, no one wants to be the arsehole who has to have mountain rescue come out because they tried to climb a mountain in flip flops and took no water or coat.

    xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love ur comments lol how u not spoke to u in ages u have a great holiday? X

      Delete