Climbing Ben Nevis - the Really Big Ben! 
Starting out 8:30am from the Ben Path from the visitor centre parking lot - note this is very close to sea level, and we're going up 4406ft!
Starting out 8:30am from the Ben Path from the visitor centre parking lot - note this is very close to sea level, and we're going up 4406ft!
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Posted pamphlet warning of how many people die each year attempting to reach the summit...
Posted pamphlet warning of how many people die each year attempting to reach the summit...
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Even if the fluffy clouds weren't there, you can't ever see the summit from the beginning of the path since it's around the corner to the left behind the other hills.
Even if the fluffy clouds weren't there, you can't ever see the summit from the beginning of the path since it's around the corner to the left behind the other hills.
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Looking back down into Glen Nevis
Looking back down into Glen Nevis
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Looking along Glen Nevis
Looking along Glen Nevis
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Higher up looking at Glen Nevis, with lacy ferns
Higher up looking at Glen Nevis, with lacy ferns
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The path climbs ever higher, but nowhere near as steep as Beinn Alligin!
The path climbs ever higher, but nowhere near as steep as Beinn Alligin!
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Looking back the way we have come down into Glen Nevis - plenty high up now, but lots more to go!
Looking back the way we have come down into Glen Nevis - plenty high up now, but lots more to go!
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Ben & Britta in front of Glen Nevis
Ben & Britta in front of Glen Nevis
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Ben using his walking sticks to help him on the path
Ben using his walking sticks to help him on the path
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Britta trudging up the mountain
Britta trudging up the mountain
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We have turned the corner so can't see down into Glen Nevis anymore...
We have turned the corner so can't see down into Glen Nevis anymore...
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Britta still going up & up...maybe over the ridge we can see the summit?
Britta still going up & up...maybe over the ridge we can see the summit?
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The sheep are obviously used to tourists on the paths everyday, since we didn't seem to interrupt their meal at all... :)
The sheep are obviously used to tourists on the paths everyday, since we didn't seem to interrupt their meal at all... :)
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Looking down the northwest side of Ben Nevis
Looking down the northwest side of Ben Nevis
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