I just want to put out a feeler to see if anyone would be interested in helping me out. I have an ambition to climb Ben Nevis, but I’m a little intimidated by it.
The ambition has come from the fact that in 1996 I went on a school trip to Ireland and climbed all the Munros (14?), including Carrauntohil, which I believe is the highest mountain in Ireland.
When I discovered SOTA in 2003, I started walking up hills again and really enjoyed it. I went on to climb Scafell Pike and Snowdon, which leaves me having climbed Ireland’s, Wales’ and England’s highest peaks. I would love to add Scotland’s highest peak to that list.
I was reading Trail magazine the other day and a quote said something like ‘don’t put off your ambitions, you may never fulfill them’. This has prompted me to explore the possibility of summiting Ben Nevis next year.
I just wondered whether anyone could give me any info, about which month is best to climb (obviously in summer) and what bands to use - at present I only have VHF, but hope to get my 817 repaired.
Would anyone be willing to join me. I wouldn’t describe myself as a mountain novice, but I’m not a mountaineer! I’m 28 and reasonably fit.
Colin M0CGH, West Yorkshire