Ascent of Ben Nevis in 1971-08

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:August, 1971
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ben Nevis
    Elevation:4413 ft / 1345 m

Ascent Trip Report

A more substantial hike than you might expect. The trail head is near a youth hostel where I stayed the previous night. Dozens of people started up on a sunny morning, but the weather quickly turned cold, foggy, and drizzly, and everybody dropped out except me and two New Zealanders who made it to the top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4369 ft / 1331 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4369 ft / 1331 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Start Trailhead:44 ft / 13 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km

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