Ben Nevis

March 7, 2018
Day Walks
Walk Date:
March 7, 2018
Walk Distance (km):
Total Ascent (metres):
Walk Time:
1hr 55mins

Ben Nevis

I had a morning to spare, so planned a quick jaunt up Ben Nevis. I’d admired this from a distance for years and was keen to add it to my list of completed Abels. I headed out of Launceston and was at the trailhead just off Telopea road just over an hour after departing at about 10am. It was a warm day and absolutely clear. Not a cloud in the sky. It would be a hot day.

I was straight onto the track and started the climb up through the scrubby Eucalyptus forest. After 25 minutes or so the forest gave way to lower scrub and I gradually arrived on the plateau. The views were fantastic with all of the surrounding North East peaks visible. I continued along the plateau and the summit trig point came into sight. It lay across a valley and up to the main summit. After quickly crossing this valley I arrived at the summit after about 50 minutes. I had good views across to Jacobs Ladder on Ben Lomond as well as across to Mt Barrow and all of the North East peaks. I stayed on top for about 10 minutes taking some time to soak up the views. After a quick snack I headed back off the summit and straight back down. I walk back at the car about half an hour after leaving the summit. Back in town in time for lunch. A great walk - I’ll be back.

STATS (using Suunto Spartan Ultra)

Time 1hr 55mins

Distance 4.74km

Ascent 445m


Peaks Climbed

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A few photos from the Walk

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My name’s Matthew but like all of my friends you can call me Mowser. I grew up in Tassie and love everything about the place. The hiking in Tasmania is incredible.  I’ve been wandering around the mountains of the island state for over 20 years. In 2018 I made a resolution to write about it as well as publish all of the photos I have taken over the years . It’s taken a while and I now make every effort to write about every trip I go on. I travel and hike regularly – be it day walks or for a week or more. I also write about my various travels in and outside of Australia with my wife and four kids. I hope you enjoy….

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