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Ben Nevis

Fort William, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Fort William
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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Worcester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

takes all day but is totally worth it. spectacular views throughout! Some steep sections but generally good paths and access.

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Hawick
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

For our first time on The Ben we seemingly made the mistake of starting from the youth hostel and was later told by several other hikers on the day that the easier route was to start from The Ben Nevis Inn following the tourist trail, where you can also leave your car, although we didn't find that section, some name... More

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Fife
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

A path all the way up may be misleading- this is a steep climb with far from guaranteed views. Climb what you can, enjoy the views and don't feel the need to fight to the top.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Quite a challenging ascent - unfortunately too dangerous due to snow to get right to top, but views along the way stunning!

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Verona, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

To all that have walked, climbed and ran up and down this mountain. Respect! However, what ever the weather at the vase of the mountain, always go prepared and naked sure that someone knows where you are because the weather changes rapidly and it can be extremely dangerous.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Lovely location, plenty to do, take care, take right equipment and enjoy. Great views.... Take plenty of photos.

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Selby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

we set off at around 10am, after hiring some boots and crampons from the local shop- they were okay, but little bit heavy on the feet. As we began to ascend the mountain from Ben nevis car park it became rougher, harder and hotter! Today (02-04-14) we ended up removing pieces of clothing as we were getting towards the top.... More

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

As a local mountaineer I've been up The Ben many times. On a good day the views are fantastic, on a bad day........ Please make sure that you are suitably attired. The weather can be different at the bottom and certainly a lot colder on the summit. Google "lapse rate" and you'll understand. Note to some of the previous reviewers.... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Snow scenes on the mountains when travelling by gondola were breathtaking and very busy with lots of visitors and skiers

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Get ready for a long way up. Have something to snack on and make sure you wear a suitable shoes. In autumn there is still some snow at the top of Ben Nevis so you wont be able to reach the top if you are wearing trainers as i did. You can rent some shoes and walking sticks somewhere at... More

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