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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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Ashton in Makerfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I was lucky. On the day of my ascent the weather was superb. Follow the path, do not think you can climb quicker by taking a shortcut. The view all the way up and at the top is breathtaking. I'm going to do this again.

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We wnt earlyit opens at 10 so we were one of the first to go up the cable cars great and stunning views really breathtaking

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We had a sunny day to start with the climb. The footpath is well maintained with boulder rocks. From the midway point the climb gets little bit harder if you haven't done much hiking. We started around 9.20 am and reached the summit around 2pm. We stopped in many places for little breaks and to take pictures. The climbing down... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Good sunny day so can't speak for bad weather! It is very busy but you can't expect much less from the highest mountain in the UK. The path is not too bad, it's a good exercise to get to the top but it's steady, obvious and a good path all the way up. The views are ok, in my opinion... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A must for any hikers. The path is well defined from the car park and meanders to the summit way marked by banana skins and empty water bottles. Looks easy from ground level and lots of ill equipped tourists. Be prepared for a long hard slog and take plenty to drink. The summit is usually in cloud and there may... More

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West Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Had unbelievable clear skies and high temperatures in mid September so the views were outstanding. Also enjoyed the gondola ride up the mountain and the tracks to the viewing points.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Relentless and harder than anticipated but an amazing hike and rewarding challenge. Read up on the climb before you go and make sure you have a reasonable level of fitness and/or a strong mental attitude

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oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Wednesday 10.09.14 I walked up Ben Nevis with Mike the guide for ABACUS Mountaineering. He and his company couldn't be bettered from the moment I made the enquiry to the end of the climb. His wife answered all my concerns before the trip, advising what to wear and take and told me there were three other participants on the 10th.... More

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our first climb up to top of Ben Nevis did not disappoint, although it was very challenging at times it was a fantastic achievement to reach the summit. It took us about 9 hours to top and down again but had several stops including lunch half way up. Really enjoyable day which was helped by the sunshine.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

On a nice day (which we luckily had) it is an amazing climb. It is hard work though and you need to be fit or at least determined!

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