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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” (37 reviews)
“coming down” (74 reviews)
“half way” (80 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fort William, Scotland
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"hard slog"
in 37 reviews
"coming down"
in 74 reviews
"half way"
in 80 reviews
"hard work"
in 56 reviews
"highest mountain"
in 53 reviews
"tourist route"
in 34 reviews
"walking sticks"
in 19 reviews
"highest peak"
in 26 reviews
"tough walk"
in 17 reviews
"warm clothes"
in 21 reviews
"peaks challenge"
in 30 reviews
"great climb"
in 20 reviews
"walking poles"
in 21 reviews
"highest point"
in 25 reviews
"amazing views"
in 65 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 36 reviews
"take your time"
in 29 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In winter it is difficult to see the summit but the shear bulk of the mountain is awe inspiring and with the skirt of snow it takes your breath away. We saw it when it was very cold and wet but that did not matter....More

Thank Davyhulme
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’m not going to pretend we hiked to the top - however there are beautiful views all around here and clearly marked paths to keep you safe.

Thank juliaandadam123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing views during the climb, not much of a view at the top as covered in cloud. Dont underestimate weather at this time of year, it was -14 at the top! We had a fantastic guide, Andy who works for Kirkhope Mountaineering. Do not attempt...More

Thank George & Karina M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hiked this Mt twice such a good feeling of getting to the sumit lots of bolders to step over though so can be a bit hard going but you get there in the end lol

Thank NikkiDYER
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few years back my brother and I walked to the top and back within 4 hours. It felt like such an achievement to have climbed the highest mountain in the UK. This time we went half way for a stroll. Looked snowy up at...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I climbed with a group of friends, supported by Dave Anderson (Lochaber Guides) who was a brilliant - knowledgable on the mountain, great preparation, and safe navigator. With a winter climb the weather is a big part of the experience but we were lucky with...More

Thank CHLDN
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day our hiking up here. Dress appropriately! This is not a stroll! The path gets more difficult the higher you climb. We made it to just before the pool which is half way and unfortunately the weather turned for the worst...More

Thank Emmytots
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never mind the Pony Track, hire yourself a guide and climb the Ben by a more interesting route. I've been up the Ben a few times now and I've never climbed it by the Pony Track once...

Thank Liz K
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit amazing views everywhere you turn Wear very warm clothes and footwear Snow was brilliant

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

You need hours to complete this trip, leave first thing and plan ahead when it is going to be a clear day. You can spend hours hiking but then not get a view from the top. It has good walk ways, good parking facilities and...More

1  Thank FoodMeansChocolate
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James S
22 January 2018|
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Response from dominicpm | Reviewed this property |
As previously stated, it is a slog but if you are both mpoderately fit then shouldn't be a problem - I'm more than twice your age! Weather is a problem and can change very quickly. When we reached the summit we were... More
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argML
5 January 2018|
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Response from Sumanth C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, looking at your specific question, I am assuming that you are a pro and have a good experience in hiking during this time of the year. Then at the end of your question, you mention you are a first timer to Ben so... More
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Linda D
21 December 2017|
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Response from likestotravel529 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda, I presume you are referring to Ben Nevis Range when you say on Fort William. I climbed in early November and my gut feeling on this would be an immediate No. There are so many ridges and areas of danger that one... More
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