From Rachael Haylett:
|Glen Nevis and Loch Linnhe from the zig-zag track.|
Last week, while I was in Fort William, my old geography teacher Neil Adams decided to sort this issue out. A last minute decision on Monday afternoon led to Neil, Harry the Physics teacher (who had also never been up the Ben) and I setting off at quarter to six on a sunny evening to conquer the Ben.
|Glen Nevis and the Mamores.|
|Harry and I's summit photo.|
|Cloud clearing over the North Face, looking down towards the CIC Hut.|
The cloud also allowed for something very special. I had never before heard of a "Brocken Spectre", so I saw my first one on the top of Ben Nevis! They occur when you have sunlight behind you, and mist in front of you, and what I saw was my shadow encircled by a rainbow. A little information on Brocken Spectres can be found here.
|My Brocken Spectre.|
|Heading back down to Fort William.|
Many thanks to Rachael for story & pictures.