Students carry barrel of beer up Ben Nevis to set up pop-up bar for climbers

ben nevis beerThree students and a barman have climbed to the summit of Britain’s highest mountain with a barrel of ale and set up a bar.

Dave Cooke, 21, Harriet Allbrook, 21, and Oscar Price, 19, spent nearly four hours hauling the nine-gallon cask – capable of filling 72 pint glasses – of Tunnel Vision beer to the top of Ben Nevis in Scotland.

They also took bottles, mats and pint glasses to create the pop-up bar and serve the ale, produced by the Box Steam brewery near Trowbridge, Wiltshire, to climbers at the 4,408ft (1,344-metre) summit.

The students, from Wiltshire, answered an advert from the brewery to take part in the challenge alongside Dom Lane, one of its employees.

Asked why the group undertook the adventure, Andy Roberts, Box Steam managing director, said: “Because it’s there. Tunnel Vision is one of our most popular beers and we’re proud to see it served all over the country. We don’t want anyone to miss out, so here we are – the highest bar in the UK. Cheers!

“This expedition is slightly more exploratory than our usual field marketing.”