Ben Nevis

  • Ben Nevis
  • 1344 m.
  • Primary factor: 1344 m.
  • West coast of Scotland
  • Highest in the United Kingdom
  • Location: North 56:47.819, West 005:00.287
  • Climbed in August 1975.


How to get there: We started this climb in a small village Fort Williams down by the coast.
Route description: There was a clear trail leading all the way to the summit. Absolutely no difficulties.
Comments: I did this climb with Heidi. The week after our climb a traditional race would be organized. Participants would compete in making the fastest time from the village to the summit and back down. The choice of route left to each runner. We were told that some participants would take very steep, even dangerous ways on the descent in order to save time.
There was dense fog near the summit when we climbed this mountain. We saw absolutely nothing. I found a memorial with the inscription "Britains highest war memorial", this led us to assume that we were close to the summit.