Ben Nevis, 7th November

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The first snow of winter arrived at the weekend, and as I was passing Fort William I couldn’t resist the opportunity to experience it.  Although very cold, it was unusually calm at the summit of the Ben.  It was late afternoon and I was the last person there – the few walkers who had ventured up the hill were already well on their way down the track.  Very peaceful; the ruined observatory looked desolate with a coating of powdery snow on the rocks.

I made it back to Achintee without having to resort to the headtorch!