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How to climb Ben Nevis, Scotland: A complete guide from Glasgow Queen Street to the summit | VLOG
The full guide to climbing Ben Nevis, the UK's highest peak, at winter. The journey begins at Glasgow Queen Street railway station before travelling to Fort William and then hiking to the summit of the mountain including directions, tips, incredible scenery and blizzards. ------------------- HI! I'm Tom Bushell, The Sports Explorer. If you liked this video I would love you to click the SUBSCRIBE button and follow my journey as I tell the story of our world through sport & adventure in a post lockdown world. -------------------------- Other The Sports Explorer videos you may like: HOW TO HIKE TO THE HIGHEST PUBLIC POINT IN THE UAE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nky5JCl9mIY&t=427s HOW TO HIKE TO THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbolsNQpwTE&t=4s HIKE THE STUNNING HUDSON HIGHLANDS 90 MINUTES FROM MANHATTAN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUmA1... ----------------------- The Sports Explorer on social media, follow and join the community: Website: https://www.thesportsexplorer.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamthesport... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSportsExp... ____________ Having recently relocated to Scotland, Ben Nevis was on the top of my list for my The Sports Explorer journey's and it didn't disappoint. I started my journey from Glasgow Queen Street, at this is the only main terminus direct trains depart from. There are 3 trains a day. The summit sits at a height of 4,411 feet and is not only the highest point in the United Kingdom, but also until you reach Norway. Thankfully, it is a fairly straightforward climb, with it's well laid out mountain path guiding hikers to the summit. You will start at the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre, where there is a gift shop and snacks and drinks to be bought. The Visitor Centre is a short taxi ride from Fort William. Once you are on the mountain trail, you'll head uphill in a southbound direction climbing out of the Glen. The path on this stretch is the steepest you will encounter. After around 2 hours, you will reach Lochen Meall, known as 'halfway lake', it is here the path offers it's only moment of flat walking so enjoy it! For the next phase, you will hike away from Lochen Meall and continue upwards before entering a switchback section. Whilst this is not the steepest section, it is tough going, especially in winter conditions. Finally, you will make a left turn and follow the path (and cairns) all the way to the summit - don't stray form the path as the summit is surrounded by deep gorges that would be deadly if you were to fall. As you pass the old Observatory and the emergency shelter, you will see the summit a few feet away. If you are to hike Ben Nevis in the winter, make sure you take plenty of supplies, and wear the correct clothing. The proper layers, water, a hot drink and food are all required. And whilst you may not need hiking polls going up the mountain, they are a great help coming down. Thank you for watching this latest video. The Sports Explorer channel is all about telling the story of our world through sport & adventure, so I hope you have fun on the mountain when you do the hike.
The New York Marathon wouldn't be the same without the incredible Barbara Rubenstein!
The Sports Explorer talks to Barbara Rubenstein, the 91-year old women who has greeted runners at the finish line at over 30 the New York Marathon's. In 2021 she was inducted into the New York Roadrunners Hall of Fame and named New Yorker of the Week, and can't wait for the 50th running of the event. ------------------- HI! I'm Tom Bushell, The Sports Explorer. If you liked this video I would love you to click the SUBSCRIBE button and follow my journey as I tell the story of the USA through sport & adventure in a post lockdown world. -------------------------- Other The Sports Explorer videos you may like: NEW YORKERS GIVE THEIR BEST TIPS ON ATTENDING A YANKEES GAME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Mcw8tMVrw&t=5s TRY THIS INCREDIBLE HIKE ONLY 90 MINUTES FROM MANHATTAN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUmA1SCBykw&t=4s NEW YORK'S BIGGEST SOCCER GAME AND HOW TO ATTEND: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzKeuggXGPg&t=1s ----------------------- The Sports Explorer on social media, follow and join the community: Website: https://www.thesportsexplorer.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamthesport... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSportsExp... ______________ During the summer of 2021 when I was in New York, TV news was celebrating Barbara Rubenstein, she had just been made 'New Yorker of the Week' for her service to the New York Marathon. For over 30 year's she has stood at the finish line congratulating runners as they finish. At 91 years of age, she is still as passionate as ever about the event and today, November 7th will be at the finish line for yet another New York Marathon greeting the thousands who cross the line, even more excited after the cancelation of 2020's event. 2021 marks the 50th running of the New York Marathon, an event which is known to be the world's most famous Marathon and the characters involved deserve to be celebrated. None more so than Barbara, who's love for New York, the Marathon and the people who compete is long standing. I hope you enjoy hearing from Barbara, a wonderful lady and a great example of how sport brings us all together.