I did the walk with my dad to raise funds for the PSP Association. Neither of us are exactly super-fit, muscle toned athletes, so it was always going to be a challenge! Dad is 72 and has a heart condition, so we just had to take it at a steady pace, plodding on whilst the younger, fitter walkers zoomed past!
I won't ramble on with a blow by blow account, as it's probably the photos that you're more interested in seeing! Each day had its own unique features - beautiful woodland, pretty waterfalls, steep uphills, steep downhills, scrambling over boulders, crossing fast flowing burns, squelching through lots of mud, tramping along miles of old military roads etc.
So, here is a very small selection from the hundreds of photos I took. We did get wet, but the weather was fairly kind to us really. There were no midgies and, most importantly of all, no blisters!
Gorgeous, misty woodland at the start of our journey.
Dad on the approach to Conic Hill
The view from the top of Conic Hill. Shame the sun wasn't shining, but still a lovely sight.
The start of our walk along Loch Lomond - it's awfy long (about 24 miles) and the path is really difficult.
Abandoned cottage at the northern end of the loch.
On Rannoch Moor, walking from Bridge of Orchy to Glencoe.
Black Rock Cottage, Glencoe
Buachaille Etive Mor
The view through my bedroom window at the Kings House, Glencoe.
Unspoilt Highland landscape, totally inaccessible by road - just wonderful!
Here we are on our final day, having just climbed a steep hill out of Kinlochleven.
The climb was well worth it for views like this!
Ben Nevis - we met several other walkers on our journey, a number of whom were planning to climb this giant the day after completing the walk.
A glimpse of Fort William at last - still several miles to walk though!
That last day was really tough - 16 miles on the hottest day of the trip.
We were pretty exhausted by the end and were very glad of the showers in our b&b!