Ben Nevis (Venomous Mountain) 4409ft. (1334m).
We picked one of the hottest days to climb Ben Nevis,
the path goes very much zigzag all the way up. Our dog
Nehemiah was struggling in the heat and we had to stop
quite often. We started the walk at 9.45am and returned
about 8.30pm, the heat was intense and we started to worry
about the water situation.
When nearing the top the lack of vegetation became more
apparent giving a strange feeling of being on another
Planet. All the way up I was hoping for a small grassy
patch to lie down and rest, some hope not a blade of grass
to be seen.
The top of Ben Nevis is eerie but fascinating and our
experience was unforgettable. To get there take the Inverness
road from Fort William and at the first roundabout turn
into Glen Nevis, park at the Visitor Centre as the path
starts from there.