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The Scottish Highlands have long been a favourite holiday destination for us, even way before we had dogs (we can just about remember that far back.) So we decided it would be a great idea to take the dogs on a backpacking trip up the mountains.

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Bear, Ryan, Sam and Inka on the summit of Ben Nevis

Bear and Inka of course carried all the essentials like sandwiches, hot chocolate and their treats and water. We chose to climb Ben Nevis which is the tallest mountain the UK has to offer at 1,345 metres above sea level. Taking the main tourist path the ascent provided us with beautiful views and great photo opportunities with the dogs.

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Still ascending the mountain

Check out our album Climbing Ben Nevis to view some more photos. It was a spectacular clear day. The photo above was taken at the summit where it remains covered in snow during autumn to spring. It took approximately 7 hours to walk up and down, with time for a quick sandwich stop at the top. The footpaths are well maintained but in places the stony terrain does become quite technical for the dogs underfoot.

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An early view from the climb

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