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Topic - Bench left on Ben Nevis summit.

Jamie B - on 08 Jun 2014
I thought I'd seen it all on the Ben track. Apparently not.

Yesterday a group shouldered a wooden bench and carried it to the summit. This was actually quite impressive in a demented sort of way. Somewhat less impressive was their decision to try to cement it into the ground next to the trig point and leave it.

Photo here if you can open it: https://www.facebook.com/glencoeclimbing.co.uk/photos/a.246475548889538.1073741860.189398497930577/2...

Note the carrying batons and the holdall full of rubbish. Not very impressive.

Even less impressive was their behaviour on descent. One of their group became cold and wet as the weather deteriorated. The rest of the group continued downwards, not even waiting for him at the carpark. He was assisted off by a number of better-spirited passers-by, with the unmistakeable symptoms of hypothermia.

The magic of the internet threw up this clue as to the identity of the group:

Perhaps the good people of UKC would consider adding to the comments on this link to try to persuade "Wiretime" that going back to pick up the bench would be a good idea.
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