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i went up this mountain for ulster cancer foundations. the weather wasn’t great but i had a sense of achievement when i actually got to the roof of britian. i can’t wait to do it again but this time, the summer or at least a clear day.
p.s if you are doing it, get some practice and make sure you pick a clear day..over 5 years ago
It isnt just the sheer majesty of the mountain that blows you away, its the history that seems to just radiate from it. It is such a beautiful place, it can feel like you have been suspended in time when you stare at it. I would definitely say that it is a must see.over 6 years ago
The highest moutain in the UK. When you are at the top of the mountain it’s worth it!!! Breath taking views on top.. Although, its tiring to climb up the 4,406ft. but its consider to be an acheivement when you are there..
This photo attached is at the summit of Ben Nieves..over 7 years ago
but only if you know what you are doing. This is a tough hill, even in summer. I went up it in July and there was a foot of snow on the top and 20 yards visibility. Navigation is very and I mean seriously difficult on the summit plateau in poor weather. Turn back if in any doubt.over 7 years ago
We read about two major ways to get to the top, the “tourist path” straight up, and a longer, slightly trickier route (involving some scrambling and off trail route finding) that first goes up Carn Mor Dearg (Munro #9) and then along a narrow ridge to the summit of Nevis.
We took the Carn Mor Dearg route up, which was strenuous, but not quite as scary as some of the guidebooks described. The amazing weather certainly helped (it only started raining when we were halfway down), and there were excellent views of neighboring peaks and valleys.
We took the tourist path down; we were very glad we hadn’t come up that way. The views are much less varied, more litter, it’s much busier, and near the top it’s more exposed to wind (which also means there’s absolutely no vegetation).
Here’s a good description of the route: