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Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William

  • 8-hour group hike up Ben Nevis from Fort William
  • Admire panoramic views over the surrounding countryside
  • Gain insight into Scotland’s rich flora and fauna
Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William
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Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William
Take on the UK's highest mountain and experience the best of the Scottish countryside on this 8-hour Ben Nevis hike from Fort William. Follow a guide along rugged trails to the peak of Ben Nevis, and gain insight into the wildlife and geology for which the mountain is famous. Along the way, admire spectacular views over the surrounding lakes, forests, peaks and valleys. Enjoy the feeling of achievement at the top, then perhaps finish your day with a refreshing pint back at base!
What to Expect
Not only is Ben Nevis the highest point in the UK but it is home to some of the rarest plants in the UK and has always played a central role in the development of mountaineering across the world. Don't just climb Ben Nevis, discover more as you learn all about it's history, geology, flora and fauna!
If you are reasonably fit and conditions are good you should be able to walk up Ben Nevis in a walk of six to eight hours - but you should never take it lightly. Good planning and preparation are vital - conditions can change dramatically even in the best weather.
The Mountain Path starts in Glen Nevis and is around 16km (10 miles) there and back. It climbs 1,300m and is a full mountain walking experience which requires sturdy boots and good equipment. There can be snow patches on the route until July or August and the summit is regularly 9C colder than at sea level. So if it is a warm 18C in Fort William it might be a cold 9C on top with wind chill making it feel much colder.
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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed June 30, 2018
Great walk with great guide and group

This group walk was fantastic. I did it a couple of weeks ago and luckily the weather was great so views were fantastic.Sally our guide was lovely, very knowledgeable and had a great easy going and friendly manner which I liked. She took good care...More

4  Thank christineksherlock
Reviewed June 23, 2018
Awesome Walk up Ben Nevis with Dave

I had a pleasant walk up and down Ben Nevis with Dave. First time using a guide and had a pleasant experience, he took on board the fact that 2 days before I had done Goatfell on Arran and the previous day did a lot...More

1  Thank ragrichies
Reviewed May 15, 2018
Fantastic day walking on Ben Nevis

I decided to book into an Abacus group walk as I wanted to attempt Ben Nevis but am not an experienced hillwalker. I had Sally as my guide and I had an incredible day. She was very patient and kept at my (very slow) pace...More

1  Thank Marie F
Reviewed May 13, 2018
A fantastic experience on Ben Nevis

As 3 Guys over 50 and climbing Ben Nevis in early May we decided the sensible thing to do was book a Guide - and we struck Gold! Our Guide for the day was Sally from Abacus and she was brilliant. She kept pace with...More

Thank martin_napper
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile
Thanks Sally!

Us utterly inexperienced group of guys were happy to attack Ben Nevis with Sally from Abacus leading the way. Sally made the whole climb fun, informative, and also challenging: Early on, she clocked our ability and made sure we pushed ourselves, making the final arrival...More

Thank Freddie S
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June 27, 2018|
Response from christineksherlock | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is a stenuous hike and you will probably be tired at the end. Takes about 7 hours and you need to be moderately fit and bring good boots and warm clothes, gloves and beanie. Well worth the effort, great views and go... More
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