Posted 19th September 2010
One half of Bristol Foodie took on the Ben Nevis challenge this weekend to raise money for the brilliant Five Talents.
The 14 strong team completed the climb in less than 6 hours – a big acheivement!
There was some interesting food encountered on our Scottish adventure, starting with the traditional Haggis, Neeps and Tatties in Glasgow. Not brave enough to order it for myself I tried a bit of someone elses and was pleasantly surprised – I’ll definitely order it next time I am in Scotland!
On the menu that evening, in our hotel that was like stepping into a time warp, was school dinners! Noone cared though and we all tucked into the chicken curry, pasta or roast lamb, with one thing on our minds – consuming energy for the Ben Nevis climb the next day. It was a step too far though when a vegetarian member of the team found a chunk of chicken in her vegetable curry!
School dinners aside the next days breakfast was interesting, from salty porridge to orange juice served on a saucer complete with a doily and of course the full English! Packed lunches were back to school too with a selection of dry ham and cheese sandwiches, Mars bars, Granny Smith apples and bourbon biscuits, but it all got us up the mountain (along with the standard Jelly Babies and Jaffa cakes!).
A well placed pub at the bottom provided the much need recydration after the climb and we headed back there later to enjoy a fantastic fish and chips supper. All in all a great weekend and so far almost £6,000 raised for charity!
Thanks so much to everyone that has sponsored me and if anyone still wants to, visit my Just Giving page.