Ben Nevis normal route
Ben Nevis normal travel (tourist track). Right at the beginning of the normal route to the Summit of the highest mountain in Scotland, it is violently to the thing…
Steep path upwards
The percentage values in some passages can immediately remember the rise to Sněžka. My hike climbs on the first three kilometres immediately steeply on the south slope of the neighbouring mountain of Meall on t-Suidhe. The so-called “half way hole” (Lochan Meall on t-Suidhe) the trail crosses a saddle at the Ben Nevis leads me across and rises steeply in eight sweeping up to the Summit.
Stone steps begin to annoy
The way up to approx. 600 hm almost only from gross, currently wet and very slippery stones. I choose so if possible a way over the edge.
The higher I come, more violent wind is blowing me forward.
Wind, storm, hurricane – like Ben Nevis?
I believe that what should follow now from about 800 m, is similar to climbing mountains in bad weather conditions: snow, wind speeds to 100 km/h (9 BFT) and deteriorating visibility. But even this but it won’t be bearable…
Heavy rain and visibility zero
The gale-force wind is although uncomfortable, but absolutely intense in combination with heavy rain.
There is no protection on the track before this opposing powerful force of nature.
I find myself (like at the ascent of Carrauntoohil) long in the area of so-called Zick Zack’s, but only two are abgewandt something wind and offer a little protection.
Now my pants “is I”, but where and how should change here this in an open area? This makes sense in the rain at all?
As soon as possible to the Summit
I decide to buy me contrary to the conditions of speed, to the Summit storm – in the truest sense of the Word as quickly as possible behind me to bring…
When I put the Zick Zack’s behind me and get more or less at the rear side of Ben Nevis, I should come to a key issue.
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