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People Are Getting Stoned In An Emergency Shelter Atop Ben Nevis

Tom Wood

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People Are Getting Stoned In An Emergency Shelter Atop Ben Nevis

They're not exactly pastimes that are usually linked with one another or - to be quite honest - encouraged as a partnership, but apparently people are climbing up Ben Nevis in Scotland in order to have a spliff at the summit inside an emergency shelter.

Yep, according to reports - and why would they lie? - stoners are using the hut at the crest of Britain's tallest peak to smoke pot.

What a strange world that we live in, eh?

The emergency shelter, which is supposed to be for - you've guessed it - times when people are really struggling, is being used by potheads who want to hotbox it before walking back down the mountain.

Credit: Deadline News
Credit: Deadline News

Imagine that. You've got to admire their dedication. After a spliff most people just want to eat a gigantic bag of Monster Munch and watch Futurama.

Instead, some intrepid psychedelic explorers are travelling up to the 1,345m peak and smoking up in the enclosed space of the misty hut atop the summit.

Is it the altitude? Is it just that they've yomped up a gigantic hill?


Who knows?

This intriguing behaviour was reported by Murray Cheshire when he discovered a load of smokers up there the other week.

The 24-year-old engineer from Kinross had been on his own mission to Ben Nevis' summit. However, once he arrived at the top he got the overwhelming whiff of the devil's lettuce.

Barbados Bensons atop Ben Nevis? You betcha.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Murray wrote: "Climbed Nevis to find two dudes hotboxing the wee den at the top."

He's not alone, either. Others have spotted that this appears to be something of a thing, apparently.

Another hill walker, David King, added: "I walked up the Ben last weekend and the amount of stoners was unreal.


"I honestly passed about six groups."

Douglas Sykes said: "It should mask the smell of pish in that hut, least for a wee while."

What a lovely sentiment, Douglas. Thanks for that.

However, there is a serious element to this. It should be immediately obvious to you that you shouldn't really get too baked at the top of a mountain.


It is, after all, dangerous up there. You can get lost, you can get stuck, the possibilities are endless.

That's even before you blaze it.

Joanne Kent cautioned: "People need to take the mountain seriously."

Sound advice, Joanne. Sound advice.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, Weird

Tom Wood
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