Mountain Walk on Ben Nevis
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 warming hot chocolate.
- A day walking on Britain's highest mountain
- One-to-one experience with just you and your personal guide
- Great for novice and experienced walkers alike
- Availability Description
Available all year but winter climbing requires previous experience and is completely weather dependent. Please allow at least six weeks advance notice for weekend bookings.
- Participant Guidelines
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.
- Numbers on the Day
This is a one-to-one experience for just you and your guide.
- Dress Code
Clothing and equipment lists will be sent at the time of booking.