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Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Fort William, Scotland
+44 1397 705922
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ve done the ben nevis via Carn Mor Dearg Arete route last week of October. Unfortunately we reach up to the fist peak and had to abort the mission. The weather was horrible with heavy rain and extremely strong winds. Also the visibility was...More

Thank Kostaslon
Reviewed 6 days ago

Did this as the start of the 3 peaks lots of people but still a pleasent walk up the cone volcano a remender of violent tectonics in the past

2  Thank ChrisDCarney
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing trek! Great views! Loved it! Had a great day with hubby! Wr set off at 5am, it's true what they say, 4 seasons in one dat as that's what we had whilst climbing Ben Nevis lol.

Thank SammyM536
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went up to the top of Ben Nevis..Magic view from the top Good value and pleasant trip . Very cold and windy up the top ,but wouldn't have missed it...

Thank maccajames
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a young, fit soldier I completed the Three Peaks Challenge, I swore I would never do these mountains again. 40 years later my wife says she wants to do all three within a year. We started with Snowdon and worked our way up to...More

Thank QuakerChesterfield
Reviewed 1 week ago

This climb is not for the faint of heart. Do not trust any climbing websites that claim after about half way up it becomes very gradual, this is a big lie and must have been written by professionals. took us 8.45 hours round trip but...More

3  Thank Nicole F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A mate and I have just come back from a few days in Fort William. We had a great trek up Ben Nevis. We are both fit guys and found it relatively comfortable but you need to take all weather gear and some snacks. It...More

2  Thank Chris O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely bleddy knackering. Saw this geezah almost fall to his death on the way up! Lovely scenery.

1  Thank Skye G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the top it feels like such a relief, we got several photos up here and other visitors/ climbers wait their turn for you to get as many selfies as you wish. The walk itself was quite tough. I'm an active individual and I found...More

1  Thank Secret1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a view. From the Ben Nevis centre you can walk round the bottom and follow the path to the waterfall or take the Path up to Ben Nevis to explore. You have to see it in person to feel the power of the place...More

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21 August 2018|
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Response from newt_campfire | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, that's hard for me to answer as the only time I've climbed it has been in August. Obviously it will be cooler in September, just make sure you dress in layers. Also be aware that it is a strenuous climb and... More
Tadas B
15 July 2018|
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Response from Max A | Reviewed this property |
Your last hour or two may be a bit tricky as the sun will fade. We started at that time and it made it well before dusk however that was when the days were slightly longer
mark s
12 May 2018|
Response from Prashant S | Reviewed this property |
The car park near visitor area is across the river and near to the Syha hostel. There is a bridge that goes over the river and takes you on the trail easy peasy. If you are already on the road next to Ben Nevis inn, you may... More
Trish D
26 April 2018|
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Response from Jakub K |
The top of mountain was covered with snow today (5th of May), but we were fine with trecking boots. Don't know anything about hiring crampoons/ice picks.
25 February 2018|
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Response from moodymcsue | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the main route up, because we skipped that, and did a spontaneous walk up the north face. The north trail did not take us to the top, but instead to a lookout just below the rugged north rock face. We went... More