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Ben Nevis

Fort William, Scotland
+44 1397 705922
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Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hard slog” (39 reviews)
“coming down” (78 reviews)
“half way” (90 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fort William, Scotland
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"hard slog"
in 39 reviews
"coming down"
in 78 reviews
"half way"
in 90 reviews
"hard work"
in 60 reviews
"highest mountain"
in 60 reviews
"tourist route"
in 34 reviews
"highest peak"
in 28 reviews
"tough walk"
in 21 reviews
"peaks challenge"
in 32 reviews
"warm clothes"
in 20 reviews
"walking boots"
in 53 reviews
"halfway point"
in 22 reviews
"great climb"
in 21 reviews
"highest point"
in 25 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 42 reviews
"take your time"
in 32 reviews
"amazing views"
in 69 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are in the west highlands, getting to Ben Nevis is a near must. We did not summit due to time constraints but hiked all over the glens and rivers surrounding and wanted to gondola up from Nevis Range. Gondola can be closed for...More

Thank Christopher E
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We hiked Ben Nevis today and are so glad we did! It took us 6.5 hrs round trip with a 20 minute break at the top. It was as strenuous coming down as it was climbing to the top. You really need to be properly...More

Thank newt_campfire
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day walk, give yourself plenty of time to do this as it’s quite steep, I’m an AT instructor and I found this route challenging as there’s very little flat once you get on the mountain. Amazing views and even some snow in June, would...More

Thank darrenmccallum89
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Still can't believe I reached the summit of this mountain! I almost gave up at several points but just kept putting one foot in front of the other. It's hard work, especially you are not very fit like me (and have joint hypermobility syndrome). Took...More

Thank GEBeaumont
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Best way up is via the CMD arete for experienced hill walkers only though. The tourist track is very busy but can be tackled by novices in good weather providing they are prepared for the challenge.

Thank Samuel_Loma
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Was so looking forward to climbing Ben Nevis but had to turn back as daughter felt ill. Husband carried on though and after 4 hours he texted to say he had reached the top. It was very hard going and very cold at the top...More

Thank Helen V
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really happy to get to the top, the path is amazing and for majority of the trip its good or well marked, so cant get lost. However, saw a lot of people in the incorrect kit which could be dangerous, so try to prepare for...More

Thank Petr K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The mountain is the centerpiece of the area and despite loads of tourists, it has energy and excitement and real natural beauty.

Thank nowickiken
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather was pretty good considering, but constantly changing: we had sun, occasional breeze; then freezing drizzle and rain; and a lot of mist and fog nearer the top. The path is easy enough to follow and it is a very busy route! The first...More

1  Thank Darshita D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say....That was hard work! We are a walking family, we all play rugby so I would say we are relatively fit and this was a hard slog. My two teens found it to be a lot easier and were stopping to wait...More

Thank Boddie2
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Tadas B
16 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
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mark s
12 May 2018|
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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
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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.
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