Sunday, 7 October 2012

Ben Nevis

Today was a nice warm down day after the last two days on Skye with an ascent of Ben Nevis via the tourist route.  I was out with 6 ladies from Exmouth that are all members of a ladies gym called Curves.  Together they have raised over £3000 for their local Hospice and put in a great team effort in getting to the top.  And a team effort was needed, we had it all today....panic attacks, broken hydration systems, jammed walking poles, severe case of vertigo, sore knees, cold bodies, sweaty bodies, bad language, bad hair, good laughs, good humour, sunshine, rain, mist, snow, salmon sandwidges, fruit cakes, over use of Iphones, slips, slides and I had the privilidge of holding hands with the eldest member of the team for most of the descent (to help speed up progress).  So it was over 10 hours up and down so a great effort by everyone.  Andy was out climbing Observatory Ridge too and reported it to be pretty damp in places and with the last 100m under snow made for a steady ascent.

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