Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William

Highland Council, United Kingdom
Group size
2 - 10 people
Experience level
Moderate
Duration
8 hours
Distance
10 miles
Take on the UK's highest mountain and experience the best of the Scottish countryside on this 8-hour Ben Nevis hike from Fort William. Follow a guide along rugged trails to the peak of Ben Nevis, and gain insight into the wildlife and geology.

About the trip

Take on the UK's highest mountain and experience the best of the Scottish countryside on this 8-hour Ben Nevis hike from Fort William. Follow a guide along rugged trails to the peak of Ben Nevis, and gain insight into the wildlife and geology for which the mountain is famous. Along the way, admire spectacular views over the surrounding lakes, forests, peaks and valleys. Enjoy the feeling of achievement at the top, then perhaps finish your day with a refreshing pint back at base!

- 8-hour group hike up Ben Nevis from Fort William
- Admire panoramic views over the surrounding countryside
- Gain insight into Scotland’s rich flora and fauna
- Hike along winding trails to the top of Ben Nevis with a guide
- Perhaps end your day with a well-earned beer back at base

Itinerary

DAY 1
Not only is Ben Nevis the highest point in the UK but it is home to some of the rarest plants in the UK and has always played a central role in the development of mountaineering across the world. Don't just climb Ben Nevis, discover more as you learn all about it's history, geology, flora and fauna! If you are reasonably fit and conditions are good you should be able to walk up Ben Nevis in a walk of six to eight hours - but you should never take it lightly. Good planning and preparation are vital - conditions can change dramatically even in the best weather. The Mountain Path starts in Glen Nevis and is around 16km (10 miles) there and back. It climbs 1,300m and is a full mountain walking experience which requires sturdy boots and good equipment. There can be snow patches on the route until July or August and the summit is regularly 9C colder than at sea level. So if it is a warm 18C in Fort William it might be a cold 9C on top with wind chill making it feel much colder.

Included

Experienced mountain leader

Not included

Lunch
Transport between your accommodation and the start/finish point
Personal accident insurance
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