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Ben Nevis

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Address: Fort William, Scotland
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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It's not too difficult to hike and you get to see some amazing views. It was very funny to see a group of guys going up the mountain in their kilts. Great experience!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It's not too difficult to hike and you get to see some amazing views. It was very funny to see a group of guys going up the mountain in their kilts. Great experience!

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We decided to climb Ben Nevis, totally amazing experience. Excellent views, however, we did have a guide due to it being winter conditions and still lots of snow on top.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A very famous place in Fort William.Take the Gondola Ride and go up the mountains. Skii and play in the snow. Drink Hot chocolate with Marsh mellows and absorb the heavenly view from the top. Amazing for all age groups and all the groups.Do not give this a miss

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fantastic. This climb is best done with lots of stops to appreciate the stunning scenery. Make sure you take plenty to eat and drink and the correct clothing as the weather gets colder the nearer the top you get. Try not to give up if you find the snow difficult it is worth the extra effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Not much to say really, just a very long and hard climb but amazing views and an achievement to say I've done it. Bit embaressing when your 13 year old lad runs up it though leaving you puffing and panting behind.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Fantastic scenery and wild life, regular stops to stretch our legs and have a bite to eat and drink. Didn't like the amount of travelling time but on a coach trip to Scotland you have to be prepared to accept that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We set off with the sun trying very hard to break through the heavy mist. By the time we were around 200 meters up, the mist was still winning! by the time we got to the Loch, the sun was breaking through and the scenery was fantastic. About 400 meters from the top, the ice and snow defeated us. On... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We attempted this on scorching heat but with packs prepared for the cold! Great walk and amazing views. Good for kids and dogs and anyone able to clamber up natural rocks at many varied inclines and with hefty drops. Coming down is scarier! Our young little dog loves it and as long as you pace yourself and have plenty of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Four of us decided to come to Scotland for the Easter break to climb Ben Nevis, we completed Snowdonia (Watkins path) last year and gave us the buzz to go and do Ben Nevis. We thought we came well equipped e.g layers, food, water, hiking boots, waterproofs, hat, gloves etc. however nothing prepares you for the conditions of Ben Nevis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Not for the feint hearted and leave early. Spectacular views and an uphill hike to remember. Once on the summit you cannot evade an emotional conquer. take little but fruit and water ( I took flapjack and bananas ) . I would hike it again any day. Wow next day was a wobbler .

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