Ben Nevis is the tallest mountain in the UK, and we had a view of the cloud covered peak from our holiday cottage. I'm not a regular hiker as much as I'd like to be, but I do have the dogged determination to get things done when I put my mind to it (which explains how I've finished a sub 5-hour marathon after getting injured 19 miles in). Ben Nevis is challenging, but much like long distance running, it isn't remotely impossible if you're reasonably fit and have the right mindset.
After checking the weather forecast, I thought I'd picked a good day to get to the top of Ben Nevis and get a clear view. Unfortunately, after hiking to the top with a carefully selected choice of camera gear and tripod, the weather didn't match up with the forecast, and so this was the view:
As you can see, the view from the triangulation pillar's platform was pretty bleak. The observation station was a bizarre sight. Full-on thick fog was the case for the top 250m of hiking.
If you're wondering, the pink fog is what you get when you've tried to de-haze the image to the extreme in Adobe Lightroom. This is actually much clearer than it really was, but I figured it was more important to show what is there than sheet fog!
The following image was a 5-shot panorama of Lochan Meall An T-suidhe, visible from about 600m up the trail.
On the way back down, this sheep was checking us out.