SNOWDON, SCAFELL PIKE AND BEN NEVIS…….SEPTEMBER 2016
Well, not quite. The plan was to climb the three peaks this year with family and friends and although we did Snowdon earlier in the year, I had hoped to have already done Scafell pike and climb Ben Nevis in September. But, time has a habit of running away, so it was Scafell Pike before it got too close to winter proper and Ben Nevis will have to wait til next year!
After someone filling the car with the wrong kind of fuel(!), we eventually left London at 7pm and arrived in the lakes at 12.30am. The next morning we set off into a very blustery day and with part of the party blowing as much as the wind and another part of the party looking at me as if to say ‘are you sure the kids aren’t going to be blown off the mountain’, I wasn’t sure if we would all make it to the summit. We did all make it, though with visibility at about 15 feet and gale force winds we didn’t stop long!