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Ben Nevis, Fort William

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
Put on your best hiking boots and charge your camera batteries for a great outdoor adventure at Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. This impressive mountain towers 1,343 m (4,406 ft) above the town of Fort William, attracting over 200,000 climbers each year. Most visitors use the well-maintained Pony Track, which starts on the southern side of the mountain. Experienced mountaineers and ice climbers prefer the 700-m (2,300-ft) cliffs on the northern face of the mountain, which offer scrambles of all levels of difficulty. The summit features the ruins of an observatory building, which closed in 1904. The weather can change suddenly at various stages of the ascent, so it’s best to hire a local guide and carry appropriate equipment, food, and plenty of water. Take a look at our Fort William itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Ben Nevis and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Went up Ben Nevis on 8th Oct, I felt that it was such a achievement despite deciding not to go to the top ,we were around 1 hour off but we had started late at 11.30am and it was around 16.45pm when w...  read more »
  • Wow...what an amazing achievement to reach the summit. The other walkers (all of which overtook me) were so friendly and encouraging, you felt part of something special. The weather was amazing and th...  read more »
  • We were lucky enough to climb The Ben on Sunday in glorious weather which made reaching the summit all the more spectacular. The track is well maintained although very rocky for the most part so it ca...  read more »
  • Great hill to climb, fantastic views when it's clear.
  • Done it 3 times now, easy to park if you arrive early enough and good path to the summit.
  • Probably the best weekend to date traveled over 1000 miles, 30,000 steps on under 10hrs sleep in 3 days. What an experience
  • Mountain was busy with lots of traffic, but the route was well marked.
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