Kobarid, Slovenia 🇸🇮

Kobarid is a place of exceptional natural beauty in the foothills of the Julian Alps. This monument in the hills just above the small village of Kobarid commemorates the soldiers (many of whom were Italian) who lost their lives in this area in WWI. Kobarid sits very close to the Slovene-Italian border. If you’re a …

Ben Nevis: Climbing Britain’s Highest Mountain

If I told my girlfriend that Jamie Fraser was at the top, I’d probably have to chase her up, otherwise I’d have go this one alone! 🤔

Amanda Afield

21125625_10100239766967162_8322110996708701505_oOne of our goals while living in the UK was to climb the highest peak in Scotland, England and Wales. Our first year, we travelled to Snowdonia and climbed the highest peak in Wales, Snowdon, and spent some time enjoying ourselves among the castles and seaside.

Last summer, we visited the beautiful and remote Wasdale Head, and climbed Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England. That left the largest peak and longest drive, Ben Nevis at 1344 metres above sea level. We booked ourselves into the Achintee Farm B&B which is located right by the Ben Nevis Inn at the trail head and crossed our fingers for good weather.

21167765_10100239766792512_455786309057206700_o The Half Way Lake

The day we planned to hike was GORGEOUS. No wind, no rain and most of all reasonably good visibility for most of the hike. We followed the main trail up to the summit, also known as the Mountain…

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