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Ben Nevis, Fort William

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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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  • The worth way upwards, even if there is a feeling in between to stuck on the highway in a rush hour! Before the start point should be visited in any case the information at the foot of Ben's to learn about the weather conditions! Because even on a so sunny day like I'm high in July, the weather conditions are almost winter on the top! Here comes directly my next tip; zwiebelt you a! Attracts everything from a recent top over long winter underwear and fleece jacket plus scarf, hat and gloves. At least it is with you! Wear please decent walking shoes to avoid blisters on the feet and sprained ankle! Have seen all kinds of things on the way to the top and was shocked how stupid are some people... Of course, you survived it also schlappt upward Street shoes and wearing nothing but shorts and shirt, but believe me; among the ones no one with a smile on his face was there! Some were carried by friends down, because she could no longer walk. The by far worst thing I saw were the poorly dressed children (!), that crying and freezing up were destroyed in summer clothes from their parents. Above is still snow even in summer! From the parking lot at the info point, everything is super signposted and difficult you can miss its way upwards. To the nearest I was relatively alone on the road, here and there a few people from the junction of the road from the hostel to meets there is something cozy on the road. Really full but only from the first break opportunities with views! The path at the latest not more is no child's play, halfway through when it goes steeply uphill! Have enough water bottles! This could fill her but also again at the waterfall, which can be found halfway again! The final path leads up through very rocky and slippery terrain in the Zigzack! It is not just super clear ramming through the clouds at some point. The silence that there is experiencing is priceless! Look at the top on your steps, especially in the thick fog! There are steep cliffs down! Once at the top it's worth unpacking his picnic. Even if it's crawling with people, you will find a quiet corner behind the ruins of the old hotel, which was built up there ages ago. If you want tents (I would recommend the lawn next to the Lakes on the half of the route what many places can be Scotland n Wild camping possibilities! Breathtaking views! Don't forget your camera! For the track, a duration of 7 hours is specified, realistic sounds for untrained. I have 17 h for needed up and down so if you're in the vicinity, take a day and goes up! It is very worth! Have fun!
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  • We went up in the cable car and then my sons went to walk a bit higher up while we had a coffee in the lovely café the view was worth  more »
  • An awesome mountain which is probably on most people's bucket list BUT .... it was not easy to find where we should go to attempt a walk to the top. We followed signs to the gondola / cycle track only...  more »