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Ben Nevis Guided Walking Holiday

Ben Nevis guided walk Ben Nevis is the biggest and most popular mountain in Scotland. Its summit, which is 1345 metres high, more often than not even has patches of snow in the summer, due to its elevation. We try and give you the best chance possible of succeeding in your attempt to summit Ben Nevis by providing you with a qualified Mountain Leader, who will guide you up the classic tourist path, and by organising your accommodation, so all you need to do is concentrate on the walk itself.

Ben Nevis Guided Walking Itinerary:

Day 1 of your Ben Nevis Guided Walk – Arrive in Fort William
This is your chance to get to the start of the holiday by making your way to Fort William. We will have accommodation arranged for you for this first night (either in B&B, Hotel or camp site depending on your preference), which will be pre-paid for, so you just need to turn up and tell them your name.
Accommodation – B&B or Hotel in Fort William

Day 2 of your Ben Nevis Guided Walk
Ben Nevis Today you will meet your guide at The Glen Nevis Visitors Centre Car Park, this is approximately 3 miles from Fort William town centre. The easiest way to get there is often by taxi, and we will provide you with a list of taxi numbers so you can arrange this beforehand. Sometimes a group transfer is available, please enquire for details if you would like to be added to this.

Once everyone has met at The Glen Nevis Visitors Centre the walk up Ben Nevis will begin. The walk is just under 11 miles but with over 1300 metres of ascent it is a strenuous and challenging day. The path is good underfoot and while there is obviously much ascent no scrambling is involved (you will not need to use your hands). You will walk at a slow and comfortable pace with plenty of time to stop and take photos, eat and drink. It will take an average of 7-9 hours to complete this walk but be aware that this should be a rough guide only as every group has a different pace.

Remember, Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK and so be prepared for some challenging weather. It will be approximately 14 Degrees Celsius colder on the summit of Ben Nevis to the temperature in Fort William and there is often snow at the top, high winds are also likely and so we will provide you with a kit list to make sure you are suitably equipped.

While this is certainly a challenging day it is achievable by most people with an average level of fitness and a positive mental attitude. Do expect it to be difficult but it will be an achievement you will never forget.
Accommodation – B&B or Hotel in Fort William

Day 3 of your Ben Nevis Guided Walk
Today it will be time for you to check out of your accommodation make your way home.


What’s Included
  • A qualified Mountain Leader
  • A Ben Nevis Information Pack
  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • 2 Breakfasts if in B&B/hotel
  • Maximum group size of 8
What You Will Need

You will be provided with a full kit list, as a guide you will need: walking boots, waterproof trousers, waterproof jacket, hat, gloves, a spare fleece and sensible trousers (not jeans).
2017 Dates
Saturday 8th July
Saturday 2nd September

Please contact us for more dates.
How to Book

Please just contact us if you would like to book this trip.

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