As I type, I'm back in my hotel room on the eve of Lib Dem Conference in Glasgow, having spent the day travelling to Fort William to climb Ben Nevis - arriving back around 30 minutes ago.
Four of us took on the challenge of the three and half hour ascent of the highest peak in the United Kingdom with the aim of raising funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee's Syria Appeal. You can donate in support of our efforts here.
Meanwhile, here are some photos from the day...
|Meall an t-Suidhe, which the path to Ben Nevis skirts before you ascend the mountain itself...|
|...and a first view of Nevis itself...|
|...and a closer view (although we were barely halfway!)...|
|...not too long after we discovered how changeable mountain weather can be...|
|...but we could still see this crevice opening into a precipitous drop...|
|...but we made it!...|
|...and the weather cleared (a bit)...|
|...allowing me to get this picture of Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe on the way back down.|