So it’s confirmed! My girlfriend and I have booked our trip to Ben Nevis in June! We’ve managed to get the cheapest possible trip from Cornwall to Scotland via 2 megabuses and renting a car in Glasgow for a week!

We’re planning on camping on the highest UK peak and try to spend a week out in the wild, walking and camping and generally enjoying the amazing Scottish highlands! It’s not only climbing the highest peak in Scotland (which is obviously an exciting thought!) but the surrounding area looks incredible!

Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe by Joachim Lindenmann on 500px.com
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Sunrise over Ben Nevis by camerondj1970 on 500px.com
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Even something simple like a boat grounded on Caol Beach looks surreal against the rugged landscape.

Just like when we visited Snowdon – I think the Landscape will be a massive change from the relatively flat cornish hills, and leave us stunned at every turn!

Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re going to be visiting in the snow and ice, but I think that’s wise for our first camp at Ben Nevis – I doubt it’s the kind of thing we can just jump into unprepared and we certainly don’t have the equipment to deal with ice climbing… So don’t expect anything this extreme just yet!

ice in the gloom by ian mcintosh on 500px.com
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I really can’t wait to fall asleep under the stars and wake up to the sun peeking over the horizon! I’m certainly looking forward to running a timelapse or two! I can imagine the stars will look incredible spinning over the peaks of the mountains that surround us!

I’m excited for every part of the journey. I’ve never been on a sleeper bus before so that’ll be interesting, and then I’ve never seen Glasgow, where we’ll be renting a small car and spending the first and final days of our journey. A beautiful city in its own right, and one I’ve always wanted to visit. I hope to get some interesting cityscape shots here.

Scott street - Glasgow, Scotland - Black and white street photography by Giuseppe Milo on 500px.com
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And then we travel north to get to Ben Nevis – which means going up through Loch Lomond. A place I visited for a single night whilst working over 10 years ago! I don’t remember much, but do remember the area was outstandingly beautiful!

Dukes sunrise... by David Mould on 500px.com
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And then we go even further north, through Glencoe! I’ve never been here – but again, It’s an area of the world that looks amazing, with green rolling hills everywhere you look. It looks as if it may be very similar to Snowdonia, and I can’t wait to see it in real life. I wonder if we can set up camp here one night.

Glen Coe, by Dave Hudspeth on 500px.com
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As you can see, everything looks incredible, and I’m extremely excited to get going! We set off on June 18th!

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