Ben Nevis summit ruins
High on the Ben Nevis Pony Track
Ben Nevis North Face from the CIC Hut
The View west from Ben Nevis
The last stretch to Ben Nevis summit
Ben Nevis Pony Track
Ben Nevis North Face in Spring
Ben Nevis Guided Walk
If you are reasonably fit and conditions are good you should be able to walk up Ben Nevis in a full day-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 (start to finish). It rises 1,300m followed by the same in descent with the top half being over rough and loose rocks. It 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 9 degrees celcius colder than at sea level. So if it is a warm 18 degrees in Fort William it might be a cold 9 degrees on top with wind chill making feel much colder.
In 2016 we'll have scheduled walks up Ben Nevis by the regular path from Glen Nevis every Wednesday and Saturday from the start of May through to the end of September. Individuals or groups are welcome to join us but advance booking is essential. The cost is £70 per person.
- Meet at Ben Nevis Inn, Achintee at 8.30am here
- Every Wednesday and Saturday of May 2016 to September 2016
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Ben Nevis Inn