Starting at Fort William, follow the historic pony track up onto the plateau, aiming to reach the old summit observatory perched on the edge of the huge North face. Expect to deal with all sorts of conditions - it can snow on Ben Nevis for 365 days of the year, however, if the skies are clear, half of Scotland is visible from the summit. Your guide will keep the pace sensible but more experienced walkers have the option of scrambling up and along the narrow ridge of Carn Mor Dearg onto the summit. This challenging day finishes with a hot chocolate and a debrief at the National Ice Climbing centre in Kinlochleven, before rewarding tired limbs with a sauna and steam.
Available all year round. Please allow at least six weeks advance notice for weekend bookings.
Minimum age is 16. Participants should have good endurance and be able to keep moving all day on uneven ground. Please be aware that you are required to sign and complete a disclaimer on the day before you can participate in your experience.
As Ben Nevis is particularly exposed to poor weather and avalanche risk, on certain days it may be neccessary to switch to another summit.
A mountain day can last for up to ten hours, but seven to eight is more typical. The Ice Factor can arrange a shorter, easier day on request.
This is a one-to-one experience for just you and your guide.
The experience isn't suitable for spectators, but is perfect for two people - if you'd like to bring a friend along, please call us to upgrade to a voucher for two.
Dress warmly and bring a change of clothes for when you've completed your climb. Wear warm waterproofs if you have them. Lots of thin layers are much more effective than one large bulky layer. All climbing equipment will be provided.
This was a wonderful day which I thoroughly enjoyed! Very professionally organised and guide extremely helpful and helped me to get the most out of the experience. A day to remember forever!
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