The Big Ones – Ben Nevis & Buachaille Etive Mor

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Last week we spent an incredible weekend climbing Ben Nevis and Buachaille Etive Mor. The incredible part? Wall-to-wall Mediterranean sunshine (ie hot, hot, hot!) clear views and men climbing Ben Nevis in their pants!

One  woman who went said that climbing Buachaille Etive Mor was the best day of walking she’d ever had in Scotland. And I have to agree.

We stayed at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel and Bunkhouse. I’d highly recommend both. The food at the restaurant is excellent and staff very helpful. Perfect place to stay and there is so much to do nearby.

Here for your delectation a few pictures of a glorious weekend.

Arriving at Ben Nevis

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On the way up. The path zig zags the mountain so for the most part it’s a gentle ascent.

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But there are some steeper sections.

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Incredible views on the way up.P1060082

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Snow near the summit

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A few of us on the summit of Ben Nevis. It took us 3 hours to reach the summit at a relaxed pace. Great feeling!

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The summit looks busier than Fort William on a beautiful day like this.

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The boys in pants doing their thang!

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Beautiful views as we begin our descent

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Arriving at Buachaille Etive Mor

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Victoria and Robin flying as they approach the summit

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Feeling ecstatic on the summit! The Buachaille is a steep munro. More interesting and challenging than Ben Nevis. I loved it.

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Amazing views…

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The descent was the difficult part, Buachaille’s steep and rocky. Here on hands, and bums we negotiate a particularly tricky section. You can just make us out in the middle of the photo below.

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Our next weekend is in Speyside in September. This time it’s a mix of hillwalking, cycling and sightseeing. You choose how much or how little you do. Last year’s trip to Glen Clova in September was lovely, with brilliant weather.

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To find out more about Speyside in September visit our Speyside weekend webpage.

You can find out more about the the Sunday Brunch Club Walking Group here.

What are your favourite walks in Scotland?

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