The route climbs its way up the mountain, with many fantastic views along the way (get your camera ready!). You will eventually reach the Halfway Lake at 570m, a great spot to have a break and keep hydrated. Continuing on, the terrain will change from lush green landscapes to grey rocky surroundings. Continue up the path, zig-zagging its way up the mountain – in bad weather conditions, visibility can become poor, so make sure you keep to the path.
Eventually, after hiking up some scree, you will reach the summit of the UK’s highest peak! At the summit you will find several memorials, a trig point and many cairns. On a clear day you will be able to see for miles and miles – the surrounding mountains, lochs and cliffs are an incredible sight!
After taking in the amazing views, descend back down the mountain via the same route, with a great sense of achievement at conquering The Ben!... More