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Ascent of Ben Nevis on 2020-08-20

Climber: Tom Milliard

Others in Party:Gwilym Goulson
Date:Thursday, August 20, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Ben Nevis
    Location:UK-Scotland
    Elevation:4413 ft / 1345 m

Ascent Trip Report

The first point of our 3 peaks challenge. Started from the parking (£6 all day)at the visitor centre at 0500 precisely, and despite a drenching, returned to the car at 0845 (the far park starts charging from 0800 which meant we needed to only have paid for 1 hour but heyho) The route is always clear, and the conditions are good to go quite fast in sections due to the lack of loose scree on this peak (compared to Scafell Pike), and the evenness of the stone (compared to Snowdon-Pyg track).
High winds and driving rain near the summit
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4357 ft / 1328 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4357 ft / 1328 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16 km
    Route:Standard
    Start Trailhead:Ben Nevis visitor centre  56 ft / 17 m
Descent Statistics



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