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Ben Nevis
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Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William
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2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Fondly called "Ben" by the locals, Britain's highest mountain towers 4,406 feet above the town of Fort William.
Reviewed March 22, 2013

It is a humbling site to stand and look up too, there are many advantage points to drive to and the exploration of the area is all part of the fun..you could not help but be impressed at the thought as you look up that this mountain has been climbed.

Thank Shirley-anne H
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Set off 7am to climb Ben Nevis, was good time, weather was fresh and only a slight breeze on the ground, although we knew it was going to be tough going.

The path was frozen with water and made walking very hard but once we got to the snow line was slightly easier as snow was a safer bet.

As we climbed the wind picked up very strongly and as we got to 1000 meters the wind was gale force and the wind chill clocked minus 22. Rendering my gloves useless.

Visibility dropped to zero and we were in a very hard situation, wait it out or climb down. We realised it was not passing so in gale force winds, being blasted with snow making visibility zero, we started down, there was a few scary moments but none more so than when I slid on ice and slid towards the edge only for my pole to jam in the snow and my hand against the rock, without this I'd have gone over the edge.. So please realise even experienced climbers can get it wrong.

World class views though and highly recommend.. In the summer!

2  Thank Christopher S
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Take Crampons to get to the top at this time of year we didn't follow the advice and the ice beat us! Amazing views even if you only get part way.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

A lot of people were on the mountain, but that was to be expected for such an iconic peak. Take it nice and slow, and you'll get to the summit, with no particular difficulty, in around four to five hours; coming down is actually more hazardous, thus a little care is required. Needless to say, so I'll write it:), the views from the summit are spectacular on a clear day (bring a map and compass to pick out the islands, mountains, lochs, and valleys), which is, fortunately, what we got. Considering the volume of hikers who tackle Ben Nevis, the path is in good nick. All in all, a must do in The Highlands.

1  Thank Mroshea
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

I did not climb the mountain but visited the information center. The worker was very helpful and knowledgeable to a couple of young men who were going to climb. The travel center has a wide selection of items to aid an unprepared hiker.

1  Thank Renee B
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