7 Aug 2023
Exploring more Scottish Munros
What an fantastic weekend! We explored Glen Nevis, climbing Ben Nevis on Saturday, the highest peak of the UK. We then explored a few other Munros in Glencoe, including Stob Dearg and Stop Coire Na Tulaich.
At Train4 Body&Mind we packet our camping set. Then, travellend from Edinurgh to Fort Williams. We stayed in a beatiful and well-equiped campside, the Glen Nevis Holidays (I leave here their site in case you want to visit it Campsite — Glen Nevis Holidays (glen-nevis.co.uk). This campsite sits at the bottom of Ben Nevis. Therefore you enjoy stunning views of all the mountains that surround it.
The same Saturday we arrived, we ran up to Ben Nevis (find the Gpx file bellow if you want to explore the area). The route's starting point was straightforward to access from the campsite. The weather was good for a Scottish summer day: dry at the bottom and wet and windy at the top, but with perfect visibility (something less common in Ben Nevis).
The route is very easy to follow, with only few technical parts. The views of the Highlands from the top were stunning.
We had a perfect sleep in the tend. Then Celia Physiotherapy went on a Navigation course while exploring Glencoe, and we at Train4 Body&Mind put on our trail shoes and went to climb a few peaks. My route started close to the Glencoe Viewpoint. There's plenty of car parking area; however, I would recommend parking on the allowed sites next to the motorway instead of the carpark from Glencoe Viewpoint, as the entry has tricky access and needs to be in better state. It's not recommended for low or small cars.
The route starts relatively easy and becomes more technical as you climb.
It is quite a vertical route where you do more than 1000m elevation in just a few K. It has big rocks on the way, some of which are quite loose as you get closer to the top. I recommend this route if you are an experinced hicker or runner.
The views from the top are just another level. I was so lucky with the weather - sunny and warm! After descending, I ran to the side of Stop Dearg before arriving to the next climb. I found a small waterfall and stayed there a few of hours, relaxing and enjoying the views.
After the fantastic day in the Highlands, we picked the car and returned to Edinburgh. And of course, midges had had a tremendous feast! Augh!