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Ben Nevis provided by Pict Expeditions

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About
The 'Ben' is the highest mountain in Scotland and the UK rising to an impressive 1345m above sea level.  She sits proud above the lively town of Fort William in Lochaber and dominates the skyline when not shrouded by its usual crown of clouds.  Ben Nevis has an interesting history including being a victorian tourist destination with a hotel on the summit.  Today only ruins remain of the hotel but people from around the world still come most days to hike up and stand on the the highest part of the British isles. The Ben Nevis tour will pick you up from Edinburgh or Glasgow and whisk you up to the highlands where we will have an introductory hike up the lost valley in Glen Coe. (Usually 2-3 hours ) We will then proceed to a camping site just below the mighty Ben, where we will eat heartily and then get a good rest before our big day.  On day two you will hike up the challenging 1345m over 17km (not so easy) If we are lucky we might get a good view from the top too.  Sadly we cannot guarantee that the summit will be reached due to weather, conditions or fitness.  However we will make sure that we do everything possible to make you have a great experience. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 145191P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • A Qualified, experienced, knowledgeable guide.
  • A wealth of information and stories about History, folklore, geography, geology etc mixed with plenty humour.
  • Awesome views, photos and life changing experiences.  
  • Campsite fees
  • Lots of walking
  • Pick up and drop off from Edinburgh.
  • Tent, Stove, pots, plates, cutlery, cups.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Please don't worry if you haven't got all the gear on the list. We will stop by a great outdoor store and a supermarket on our way to the Highlands and you can pick up anything you need. Alternatively for the more expensive items you can rent from us, just look for the (R) symbol. 
  •  1 fleece or similar mid layer
  •  1 warm preferably Primaloft or Down Jacket (even in summer temperatures on the Ben can plummet into minus degrees)
  •  2 pairs of thick hiking socks
  •  2 wool or synthetic base layers
  •  3 season B0 Hiking boots with ankle support
  •  Camping Mat preferably Inflatable (R) (£10 for sleeping bag and mat)
  •  Daypack, I would recommend 35 litres so you can fit in extra layers, water and lunch. (R)
  •  Gaiters (Optional)
  •  Gloves
  •  Goretex (or similar) Jacket and Pants
  •  Head torch
  •  Midge face net (optional)
  •  Personal Medication (Inhalers, insulin, painkillers etc)
  •  Sleeping bag rated to around comfort level -5 degrees C (R) (£10 for sleeping bag and mat)
  •  Sunglasses
  •  Walking poles (Optional)
  •  Warm Hat
  •  Water bottle, at least one litre.
  •  personal Hygiene kit inc a blister kit (Blister plasters or tape), water sterilisation tabs, Sunblock and Insect repellent 
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Where the Grassmarket meets West bow street, Next to Biddy Mulligans bar. 94/1 W Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2HH, UK .
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • A lot of people worry that they wont be fit enough or are too old for our trips.
  • DON'T WORRY
  • Fitness
  • There is NO age limit here, all ages above 18 are welcome. 
  • We will always move at the pace of the slowest members of the group so you will NEVER be left behind. A level of Fitness, especially stamina however is very important. You will need to be able to walk for up to 8 hours per day with a heavy pack on. (trust me though, YOU CAN DO THIS)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • A Qualified, experienced, knowledgeable guide.
  • A wealth of information and stories about History, folklore, geography, geology etc mixed with plenty humour.
  • Awesome views, photos and life changing experiences.  
  • Campsite fees
  • Lots of walking
  • Pick up and drop off from Edinburgh.
  • Tent, Stove, pots, plates, cutlery, cups.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Please don't worry if you haven't got all the gear on the list. We will stop by a great outdoor store and a supermarket on our way to the Highlands and you can pick up anything you need. Alternatively for the more expensive items you can rent from us, just look for the (R) symbol. 
  •  1 fleece or similar mid layer
  •  1 warm preferably Primaloft or Down Jacket (even in summer temperatures on the Ben can plummet into minus degrees)
  •  2 pairs of thick hiking socks
  •  2 wool or synthetic base layers
  •  3 season B0 Hiking boots with ankle support
  •  Camping Mat preferably Inflatable (R) (£10 for sleeping bag and mat)
  •  Daypack, I would recommend 35 litres so you can fit in extra layers, water and lunch. (R)
  •  Gaiters (Optional)
  •  Gloves
  •  Goretex (or similar) Jacket and Pants
  •  Head torch
  •  Midge face net (optional)
  •  Personal Medication (Inhalers, insulin, painkillers etc)
  •  Sleeping bag rated to around comfort level -5 degrees C (R) (£10 for sleeping bag and mat)
  •  Sunglasses
  •  Walking poles (Optional)
  •  Warm Hat
  •  Water bottle, at least one litre.
  •  personal Hygiene kit inc a blister kit (Blister plasters or tape), water sterilisation tabs, Sunblock and Insect repellent 
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Where the Grassmarket meets West bow street, Next to Biddy Mulligans bar. 94/1 W Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2HH, UK .
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • A lot of people worry that they wont be fit enough or are too old for our trips.
  • DON'T WORRY
  • Fitness
  • There is NO age limit here, all ages above 18 are welcome. 
  • We will always move at the pace of the slowest members of the group so you will NEVER be left behind. A level of Fitness, especially stamina however is very important. You will need to be able to walk for up to 8 hours per day with a heavy pack on. (trust me though, YOU CAN DO THIS)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
2 stops
Day 1
Pick up and drive to Glen Nevis
Day 2
Hike Ben Nevis and return home
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Ania
6 contributions
Unforgettable experience
Sep 2020
Amazing tour with passionate people, the guide clearly loves his job and the views were just stunning. Highly recommended especially if you're into nature photography, there are plenty of opportunities for great shots.
Written 18 February 2021
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Tetiana_1234
1 contribution
Ben Nevis
Sep 2020
Great experience.
The weather was amazing and the views were unbelievable. Exhausting day but worth it for the stunning scenery. Our guide Dan ensured that we had a memorable holiday and we experienced the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands.
Written 30 September 2020
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conn_2
Bath, UK9 contributions
Ben Nevis: An exciting foray into the Scottish natural world
Sep 2019
I just moved to Scotland to study and this expedition was a perfect way to start off my life here. Dan is an incredible guide, not only has he traveled all corners of Scotland but also seemingly most of the world! It was so interesting to hear the history of the area, both human and geological, and some awesome stories from his adventures overseas.

He helped us get set up with tents and got the stove going, and in the evening that we camped we had a great time sitting round the campfire with some wine and a guitar, a truly chilled out experience!

Everything turned out perfect for our walks, it didn't rain on us at all and we even got a fantastic view from the top of Ben Nevis, when the crown of clouds at the summit broke away for half an hour. It's just a shame that he had to drive us back home - it would have been great to have a few beers with him! :)
Written 23 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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