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Ben Nevis (1345 m) is the highest peak in the United Kingdom and the central attraction for winter climbing in Scotland. It’s located at a short distance from the coastal town of Fort Williams. The gullies, ridges and buttresses of Ben Nevis draw climbers from across all Europe, mainly for mixed climbing, over a combination of rock, ice and snow. Ben Nevis has routes suitable for all levels and from the summit you will get to enjoy some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery! Take your pick from our selection of trips and courses below. Explore-Share.com only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides
Tower Ridge, Castle Ridge, Scabbard Chimney and North Buttress are some great spots in the Scottish Highlands for climbing. Climbing to the summit of Ben Nevis via the Grade II Ledge Route is a lot of fun. As well as exploring Ben Nevis, be sure to check out nearby Cairngorms and Glencoe mountain ranges. Depending on your level of experience, taking one of the winter climbing courses on offer may be a good idea.
The weather is often cloudy and rainy year round. The summer temperatures average around 17 degrees celsius and the winter temperatures around -5 degrees celsius.
Fly to Edinburgh or Glasgow. From Edinburgh you can drive to Fort William. From Glasgow you can drive or take the train.
The winters months of November through to March are the best times to visit.
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