I spent this Saturday working for Atlas Mountaineering on a large charity walk on Ben Nevis. The participants were young people from schools in the North Lanarkshire area. With a lot of lying snow on the upper slopes of the mountain, and the forecast low temperatures and snow showers, the young people weren’t able to head for the summit! So instead they made it up to Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe and then got a sneak preview of the northern side of Ben Nevis.
It was great to see so many young people enjoying themselves out in the hills; hopefully their day out will spark a long-lasting passion to be out in Scotland’s wild places. Hopefully, they’ll not be expecting somebody standing halfway up handing out Jelly Babies on every hill they visit in the future 🙂