Epilepsy Society: Ben Nevis Trek 2016


Big Nev!

We did it! We scaled the top of Ben Nevis all in the aid of Epilepsy Society. We started our ascent at 8:45am with little idea of what awaited us getting to the top of Britain’s highest mountain.

In terms of the route, it actually wasn’t too bad on the legs or body, well for me personally, although I’m sure to some it is quite challenging on their body. There’s a lot of steps more than climbs, but it’s all worth it once you do reach the top of the summit. What I really liked about the trek was the friendliness amongst everyone, as people would spur you to go on further and ask if you’re doing okay. It felt like one giant team effort between everyone going up and down Nevis.

I guess the biggest challenge was the unknown, not knowing what muscles would be put under strain and pressure. Coming down was really harsh on my ankles, but I had to push on through the pain barrier. Nothing was going to stop me coming down!

Ben Nevis
At the summit of Ben Nevis.

Even though the trek is completed, our Justgiving page is still open for donations, so if you wish to donate some spare change, it would be hugely appreciated for all the effort and hard work we put into this for Epilepsy Society. We’re already looking to do the other two peaks in Britain, so stay tuned for more on that.