Every year, Cousin Charlie and I try to get to the top of Ben Nevis on Boxing Day. It’s always an adventure and pictures tell it better than I can.
Grim weather for the first half hour
Dark and wild.
First tea break at the lochen.
Thank goodness for the bivvy bag
Cousin Charlie on our way up.
Time for the crampons as the snow starts
Two ptarmigans in their white winter livery
Sun getting low as we near the top
Family tradition honoured for another year with ascent reached by Alice and Cousin Charlie
It’s a long way down in the dark!