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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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fantastic views with the right weather conditions

Myself, my daughter (Claire) and her partner (Pete) attempted Ben Nevis on Thursday 21st may 2015 we waited for the visitors centre to open to ask what the conditions were like to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Myself, my daughter (Claire) and her partner (Pete) attempted Ben Nevis on Thursday 21st may 2015 we waited for the visitors centre to open to ask what the conditions were like to be told there was snow at 800 mtrs and at the summit black ice and 2mtrs of snow with no visibility and 50 mph winds so with much... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The visitor center is very friendly. Don't count on the restaurant to help out before they open. Come prepared with rain gear, sturdy waterproof hiking shoes, food, water and emergency gear. Frequent rescues required by unprepared visitors.

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Preston
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Ignore the rather snooty put-dowsn by the professional walking fraternity. The views on the way up are wonderful. the views from the summit - if clear - are magnificent. The way up is quite tough - especially the first hour or two up those very rocky steps. Allow 8 hours for the whole trip. The snow covered plateau at the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were lucky with the weather - best climbing day of the year so far - it is hard work but very much worth it!!

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I went up it in a snow storm so was unsure whether I would be able to get to the top. I wasn't able to see the surrounding mountains because of the blizzard and many people would say whats the point?, but evening in the driving snow and the lack of being able to see (I got myself lost at... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

good place for a climber also the ride up is good and smooth. not good if your bad on your legs as at the top you have to get off while it is still moving

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52 reviews 52 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went and took the cable car to the top. It was winter time but still a lovely view. Well worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Stunning landscape and a very well signed way up. And the best thing is to have a beer or three in the Ben Nevis Inn after you made it.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You are not a mountaineer and looking for a challenge - this is where you have to go. The hike is a good day trip and the views over the highlands are just breathtaking! It is better if you stay in the area for some days to pick the right weather, Ben is covered in a cloud by almost 300... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fantastic, brilliant ,superb ,stunning , breathtaking ,exhausting hard work but boy is worth it !!!!! Take plenty of water ,sugary sweets and food ,not to mention gloves, coat and hat !18°c at bottom 1°c at top !

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