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Address: Fort William, Scotland
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Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Description: Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406...
Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.
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Fantastic but not to be underestimated!

The best thing I've ever done and the worst thing I've ever done, all at the same time. This was a real physical and mental challenge but I'm so glad I did it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The best thing I've ever done and the worst thing I've ever done, all at the same time. This was a real physical and mental challenge but I'm so glad I did it!

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Visited this place on 15th Aug 2013. Its a very short drive from Fort William - just about 15 minutes and then 10 minutes by Ropeway Trolley to the top of Ben Nevis. What attracted me the most was kids and youngsters going up with their Cycles using the ropeway and then biking down the Hill. Looked interesting .. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The first challenge is that we drove 8 hours to Fort William in August 2012 to climb Ben Nevis . Wow!!! The adrenaline you get climbing this mountain is crazy with the different level of ground coarseness makes you really think carefully about your movement. The second challenge is that the climb took us 7 hours in total and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

After 30 years delay since climbing Snowden I have completed the three peaks, having climbed Scafell Pike last summer. Had a clear and sunny assent but after a quick snack on the summit we and many others had to leave in a hail shower to try and avoid a complete soaking. Worth the effort, but don't expect to be alone... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Do not underestimate the Ben. Yes a lot of people hike it every year and you will see people running it but it is a pretty legitimate hike. My wife and I had been cycle touring for three weeks when we hiked it and so were in pretty good shape. The way up was strenuous but not too much, we... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Having previously climbed Snowden and Skafell Pike this year we wanted to try Ben Nevis with our 9 year old. As we were staying at the campsite we walked along to the youth hostel and started from there at about 7am, this was a shorter but steeper start before the two paths joined. Once past that section it was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We took the gondallo up to about 3/4 way up, seats were wet which was the only downfall. Got to top where they had a nice restaraunt, slightly overpriced i would say. We then decided to walk up to the top of one of the peaks-would recommend eating after the walk rather than before. Views were amazing. Gondallas were brilliant... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Highest peak in the UK so it is fun to say you have climbed it. However, it is a steep and rocky climb which zig zags up the mountain with no trees so not very pretty. Great views but often quite overcast and rainy at the top. Weather changes suddenly so wear boots, bring food and water, have layers of... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

On the day we visited, the weather was not too good, but this actually made the whole experience more atmospheric. The visitor centre was quite basic, but gave you all of the information you needed. The views were stunning.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The negative reviews about litter and bad views are nonsense! This Munro is well cared for by all that climb it. Great atmosphere amongst everyone we saw on our way with alot of encouragement and advice! Just before we reached the top, there was a section where we came across the most beautiful view and it was dead silent! The... More 

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Address: Fort William, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William

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