As I was making my way down the path form the North Face of Ben Nevis I mentioned how much it had improved. Long gone is the deep Somme like mud and peat hags, mind and leg breaking holes and the path going in so many directions. Now it is a wonderful feat of workmanship and has made the journey so much better and I am sure will help in limiting the environmental damage by keeping the majority of users to the main path. I have carried many casualties down in my mountain rescue days helping the Lochaber MRT in the past and the path was usually an awful experience, I once fell into the side of the river on a night carry out when I slipped of the side, injuring my neck and arm. The poor casualty was horror-stricken as I vanished over the edge! A great thanks to the North Face, John Muir Trust and the Scottish Mountain Trust for assisting in a truly great project.
I manged to recite my wee poem to the Ben when I was up and got young Jamie to video it, I will try to edit it and put it on the blog in the future.