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15 Oct

Day 15 – The Ben!

The Ben 2

We all met for breakfast at 0800hrs and then met our guide Nathan at 0900hrs and set off for the short drive to the foot of Ben Nevis.

The weather was of course raining and pretty grim.  Our long steady ascent took approximately 3.5 hours, during which the weather deterioated further with height.  We were amazed at how busy the track was and that at one point we had to wait for five minutes as a party of 180 walkers descended!

About 30 minutes later we summited, a quick photograph was taken a we started the descent, catching up with the aforementioned party all too soon :-(  We spent the next hour negotiating our way past them.  We were all very glad to get safely down without any real incident, despite the dreadful weather.

Thanks to our guide Nathan for  today.

A special mention to Gillian, Florence, Rosie and Lily who completed the Ben today, this completed their own ‘Three Peaks’ challenge for Hounds for Heroes.  The dogs were once again unfazed by the dreadful weather and challenging terrain.  They are leaving us tomorrow to return home to Kent, we will miss them, it has been really great spending time with them.