Mountain Climbing trips – Ben Nevis

Discover the beauty of the Scottish Highlands from the summit of its highest peak!

Take in the sublime beauty of Scottish scenery and enjoy great views year-round when you decide to head up to the top of Ben Nevis. Make a pretty easy summer ascent or challenge yourself and take on the elements during the winter!

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Situated in the center of the Scottish Highlands, Ben Nevis is the tallest mountain in all of the United Kingdom. It is a quite popular mountaineering destination year-round, attracting more than 100,000 climbers each year.

The Tower Route is the most common route up to the summit of the mountain and is perfect for less technically skilled mountaineers. The Ledge Route is slightly more challenging, especially during the winter when the peak is coated in snow and ice.

A pretty good level of physical fitness is required to make it to the top, but no prior mountaineering experience is. However, previous experience is preferable for tougher routes up to the summit.



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What’s the weather like?

The Western Highlands have fairly mild winters with cool and wet summers. The range does not get particularly warm and does experience more volatile weather patterns than the rest of the country. During a winter ascent, be prepared for snow and during a summer one, be prepared for thunder. The average mean temperature on the top of Ben Nevis is around freezing.

How do I get there?

Any trip to Ben Nevis will involve a flight into the international airport in Glasgow (GLA) From here, you can rent a car and make the few hours drive to Fort William. Buses are also available here, but take a bit longer.


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Best time to climb:

Year-round, but most people make summer ascents from June to August.




What People Say

  • 3 reviews


On short notice, while traveling through Scotland, we booked a Private Guide to Ben Nevis through   We much enjoyed
the climb to the summit with our Guide Stuart Mapp; Stuart was the consummate professional and his concern for both our safety and this experience cannot be understated.  His direct knowledge of Ben Nevis’s Route, History, Flora and Stories made this trip the highlight of our 17 days in Scotland and Ireland for us.  Our success to the summit, and back down, was directly supported by Stuart and made it very much more enjoyable .  Thank you again!
It was a great experience. It fulfilled all my expectations to have a first approach to winter mountaineering. My guide
was great teaching me all the basic stuff related to crampons, ice axe and winter hiking, plus he was a great coach supporting me to make it to the summit.
Hannah the guide was very professional. She came on time, she gave us the equipment and very good and clear
instructions. I’ll definitely recommend this trip. Thank you very much

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