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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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Wonderful & fairly easy Trek to the top

Very well marked paths, great view if weather holds & an alright sized shelter at the top if the weather closes in.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Very well marked paths, great view if weather holds & an alright sized shelter at the top if the weather closes in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Hot day, legs hurt for a week! There is a waterfall you can fill up bottles with at the half way point if needed. Wear the right shoes as the first third of the path is a bit bumpy.

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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Well marked stone path took us three and a half hours to get to the summit of our highest peak - had to do it but coming down must be considered before you go because it was three hours of a different kind of stress on the limbs. Loved the water from the stream that passes across the path half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

When my boyfriend suggested climbing Ben Nevis a few weeks ago I thought he was having a laugh. So we set off on a fairly nice day. You climb up lots of rocks and found it tough on my hips. The clouds started coming in at the half way stream. The zig zags were ok at the beginning but quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

In comparison when i first visited back in April, there was hardly any snow!! Perplexed, i realise that back in April it was dangerous conditions on the day. Weather cannot be predicted at all for Ben Nevis.

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Tarland, ABOYNE, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Kinda picked the wrong weekend as it was the Nevis race so the mountain was really busy but everyone was in good spirits despite the strong winds, driving rain and fog!! Dismayed at the number of people though who persist in attempting the climb so utterly & inappropriately dressed, some in 'organised' groups. Madness!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

The climb was a challenge as I suffered a heart attack in 2011, all went well, but I had to stop to get my breath back on a couple of occasions, and I was sore a day or so later this was more to do with coming down than going up

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Climbed Nevis the week after Snowdon for charity & found it much harder. took us about 7 hrs in total with not many stops.Well worth it when you get to the top...

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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

If you are alone and feeling blue, take a walk up the Ben via the 'tourist route'. You will meet all humankind up there, all with the same aim. Most atypical for a Scottish Hill. If its solitude you are after, you won't have to stray far in these parts though.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We treked up Ben Nevis as the first stage of our own 'four peaks challenge'. Arriving at the main car park we set in search of the peak. The route was obvious because the track is well trodden and on a dry day its fairly safe for most to walk. Not so safe on a wet day as the rocks... More 

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