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“Get up early”
Review of Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis
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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 July 14, 2013

Suggest you to get up early and choose a nice day. I left the camping site at 7.30 am, reached the summit in roughly 2 hours and had a chance to enjoy the track with only a few people along the way. On the way back, it was getting crowded.. It is a shame, how messy the summit is - very unusual experience on the hills.

Thank Jan M
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The first mountain I've climbed where I've had a view so bound to be happily biased :)

Visitor's Centre is very interesting, we got a certificate and the mountain is respected by people using it as there was no litter at all.

Thank Vicky R
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Loved walking up at 6.00am didn't like hitting the crowds coming up as we tried to get down at 11.00

Thank HBomb1
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

scary for me! but loved it. stunning views across fort william. lovely grub up that big hill too. i had just missed, by a day, the uk mountain bike challenge. there was still a few bikers hurtling down at speeds beyond comprehension, but very exciting to watch. there is a lovely restaurant/bar/cafe with a decking overlooking fort william and the gondola journey up. nice shop up there too. but get what you want up there as there isnt a shop at the bottom. thankfully i was told this when i was up there or id have been gutted. got myself a beanie hat and a lovely tshirt from the nevis range. all very reasonably priced. id suggest going early for the gondola as queues can get a bit long. i went up at 1030am and had no problems. plenty of parking and a suggested donation of around £2.00 for as long as you want! well worth it! i came by bus, but noticed this and have added for future travellers. enjoy as im sure you will. btw, i am disabled and took my wheelchair up there. if you need help just ask. they are very friendly! kirsty, thanks for our chat!! hope you succeed in what you do :)

Thank jonathans497
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Took the challenge to climb Ben Nevis in Fort William. It is listed at 4400 feet to the summit, and since you start about 200 feet above sea level, you will need the good part of 6-8 hours to go up and down. The "tourist trail" is well-marked and fairly well-maintained, although some of the trail has been affected by wash-outs. The climb and views are spectacular, and if you are at all fit, this is a very worthwhile hike.
Some highlights: a lake about half-way up, sheep at high-levels, waterfalls, snow fields near the top (in July!), and the 100-yr. old ruins of an old observatory at the summit.
Important notes: take at least two bottles of water per person with you, wear proper hiking boots, wear layers as the temperatures and winds change significantly ... and stay away from the cliffs!

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