Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

Undoubtedly the biggest attraction in the area, both in visitor interest and size. Ben Nevis is Britain’s highest mountain and is ascended by 100,000 people each year. During the summer the ‘Mountain Track’ is very popular and technically easy, but please do not underestimate the wear and tear on your body, especially knees. ankles and hips. Going down is often harder than going up.

The ascent should take between 4 – 5 hours and descent will be 2 – 3 hours. Also, please do not underestimate the weather and carry waterproofs, warm clothing, food and water. Even if the sun is shining in Glen Nevis at the foot of the mountain, it can be bitterly cold on the summit. Good footwear with high ankle support is advisable.

One attraction is the Ben Nevis Inn at the end of the day, which is located at the foot of the track.  Further details of the mountain and it’s owners, plus mountain kit lists and navigational tips can be found at West Coast Mountain Guide, The Nevis Partnership and the John Muir Trust.  Also try Ben Nevis Webcam for up to date views of the mountain. These images will be of the north face, which has many of Britain’s longest and most difficult climbs. A walk beneath these cliffs is possible for visitors only interested in simple trips.

N.E. Buttress on Ben Nevis (Photo by Alan Kimber)

This picture is available to purchase as a poster for £4.00. For more information, or to purchase please contact us.

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