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Old Aug 17, 2008, 11:07 PM   #1
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I've made my mountaineering comeback, after several years of foot trouble and recent drastic remedial action, in a short Scottish holiday. To ease the effort, we used all possible methods of cheating -gondolas, chairlifts, high mountain roads & so on.

Here my son & I look down through the now-seldom-used winter ski groundsto the top station of the 'Nevis Range' gondola ride near Fort William. We left my wife there to amuse herself, with a little stroll among the crowds of tourists.Her legs and knees were violently protesting at the previous day's 800m ascent & descent.
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Old Aug 17, 2008, 11:08 PM   #2
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Within minutes we were alone, and met only two people as we climbed Aonach Mor, Scotland's 8th highest mountain, 1221m.
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Old Aug 17, 2008, 11:10 PM   #3
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...to the silent, bleak summit for lunch in the mist.
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Old Aug 17, 2008, 11:16 PM   #4
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But only a little way away was the honey trap, hulking lumpof Ben Nevis, 1344m, Britain's highest mountain, towering above its north face cliffs.Over there it was clearly much less peaceful. It's a tough walk, from sea level, but hundreds do it every day in summer.
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Old Aug 18, 2008, 12:15 PM   #5
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we where up there a couple of years ago, view and the weather was better though

we camped at the site up glen nevis where the walkers set off from.....the hyper fit can get up and back in 4 hours but for most its 8 hours and more

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Old Aug 18, 2008, 10:03 PM   #6
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I'm really enjoying your hiking trip, hope your feet hold out.
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Old Aug 29, 2008, 11:13 AM   #7
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Thanks for sharing our trip....hope your a better and I love the second shot of our soon. These pictures made me feel like was hiking with you.
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 12:46 PM   #8
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Looks like you and your son had fun hiking nice shots, i take it in #3 that is you having a feast to recharge
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