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Ben Nevis

Fort William, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Description: Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Climbed on the 26/7/2014 starting at 09.00hrs. The start of the walk was warm and is very steep to start with. The weather changed so quickly becoming very wet, cold and misty. You need to be well prepared for all conditions and I was surprised the amount of people who were not prepared and walking in inappropriate footwear and clothing.... More

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Have climbed scarfell pike previous to this peak so was prepared for the walk but the weather was so hot it made for a long day. Took the so called tourist route up we left at 7.30am it was even busy then with people going up and coming down. In hindsight I would suggest going up at 4.00am when it's... More

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went to restaurant on Ben Nevis by gondola and what a wonderful experience it was,the views were stunning,and the restaurant was very good.unfortunately weather not to good so spoiled the views at the top but all in all a lovely day out

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Its a 7 hour trek and pretty steep. It can get very tiring. But the views are completely worth it!! You definitely need to do it and dedicate a whole day. Going down was easy for me, I could run in some parts and it took me a bit less than 2 hours, but if you wanna chill go early.

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
124 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Tips 1)-Stop often and drink fluids 2)-Watch your feet 3)-Climb early morning Climbed on 1st July 2014 my first ever mountain and the highest in Britain. Having taking plenty of advice, I was well stocked with food and drink, plenty of layers, walking poles and a camera. For the first time climber the only sensible route is the 'Tourist Route'... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This mountain requires serious consideration before making an ascent to summit whether it be by the traditional tourist route or the more challenging routes from the Carn Mor Dearg side of the mountain, I was stunned to notice people entirely unprepared for the conditons that are a minimum of 12 degrees C less on the summit than it would be... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I enjoyed the view, but I got a little bit scared because it was so slippy. The visistor centre staff were very informative.

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Fairfield County
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131 reviews 131 reviews
53 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Mysterious because of clouds. Beautiful scenery and different shades of green. Very remote area. Definitely needed a driver or excellent GPS to get around this area. We were there in June and the clouds came in and out. Rained part of the time.

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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Take your time and enjoy the views. Be prepared with the right clothing, footwear, food, water and keep to the track and you'll be fine. We made it up in just over 3 hours and down in 2.5 hours. Lots of celebrations at the top and bottom!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Go there and you will see it yourself, worth a visit.Recommend to climb all the way up top, stunning

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