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Ben Nevis Rock Climbing

Conquer Britain’s highest peak enjoy spectacular views of the Western Highlands!

Rain or shine, Ben Nevis is an excellent location for climbers of every calibre. Enjoy a work out to the top or learn the sport’s basics on other rock faces on the mountain. Either way, enjoy spectacular views in the crips and clean air of the Western Highlands.

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What people are saying about these trips

Madalina Matei


August, 2022

Introductory Rock Climbing Course in Ben Nevis and Glencoe

Thanks to Scott for a great intro to trad climbing day. We learnt about all the necessary basics needed for leading trad and my partner got the chance to lead a diff. It was his very first trad lead and he was extremely happy to have the opportunity, with Scott on a static rope beside him to check gear placements etc. Scott was very knowledgeable, answered all questions we had and was overall a great teacher. Would book more activities with him in the future.

Matt Haag


September, 2021

1+ day Rock Climbing in Scotland

Fantastic experience in glorious weather. Paul did a great job in keeping us all safe while setting us some interesting challenges. Highly recommended!

William McEwan


June, 2019

1+ day Rock Climbing in Scotland

Paul is the man! Great guide.

Anne Stewart


August, 2018

Winter climbing in Highlands, Ben Nevis and Cairngorms

Euan is an excellent leader and seems to have a great gift of knowing the abilities of those he is leading. He definitely creates even more enthusiasm and enjoyment : even when I am going to have a really great day, he makes it even better!

Ian McIntosh


July, 2018

Winter climbing in Highlands, Ben Nevis and Cairngorms

Some of the best days I have had in the winter hills have been those guided by Euan. The climbing is always challenging, for me, but his calm reassurance and expertise always results in an enjoyable and memorable day.I am already looking forward to doing more routes with him next winter!



June, 2018

Climbing and scrambling in Scotland

Euan was great and I would recommend him to others.

Jim Parsons


June, 2018

Winter climbing in Highlands, Ben Nevis and Cairngorms

I was fortunate enough to have Euan as my Guide for my first alpine adventure. Euan’s patience, knowledge and humour made our trip challenging, rewarding, educational and above all fun. I would not hesitate to book him for future outgoings and recommend him highly to anyone who is looking for a guide in the mountains or on the crag.

Paul Murphy


March, 2018

Winter climbing in Highlands, Ben Nevis and Cairngorms

Spending a day in the hills with Euan is always a pleasure: Summer or Winter he will always ensure that you’re experience of the day will be remembered. His leadership style and skills are excellent and he is always willing to instruct and pass knowledge on no matter what the activity is.


There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in Ben Nevis

Whether this is your first time rock climbing or you’ve done so a thousand times before, Ben Nevis is an excellent choice to learn the sport or simply enjoy a day out in the Highlands. Some guides offer programs of a couple days to get the techniques


Good to know:

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Pound sterling


English and Scottish Gaelic

Best time to visit:

The late summer and early autumn are the best times to rock climb Ben Nevis, but due to the mild weather on the island, many guides offer trips year round

What’s the weather like?

In the western Highlands there is plenty of rain all year long with cool temperatures during the spring, summer and autumn. Daily averages are around 5ºC to 7ºC throughout the summer and autumn

How long should I stay?

This depends on what you would like to do. Many guides offer single-day rock climbing expedition up Ben Nevis, while others offer longer trips that combine climbing Ben Nevis and other peaks in the Western Highlands. Overall, a week would be sufficient time to climb Ben Nevis and see the surroundings

More info about Rock Climbing in Ben Nevis:

Rising to a height of 1.345 meters, Ben Nevis towers above the rest of the Scottish Highlands. While the peak is not so tall, the valleys surrounding it are at sea level, so when you climb the mountain, you have to go all the way up. Tourists have flocked to Ben Nevis and Fort Williams for centuries for its quaint and idyllic ambiance. For those seeking adventure, starting from the visitor’s centre in Glen Nevis, you will soon reach Tower Ridge. From here, you will strap on your gear and make the final ascent to the summit. While not technically too difficult, it sure is a work out to reach the top. For beginners, Ben Nevis has many smaller cliffs and rock faces to practice your techniques and warm up before conquering the summit. Getting here is almost as lovely as begin here. From Edinburgh or Glasgow, the drive is 3.5 and 2,5 hours respectively through the foot of the highlands in in toward their hear through forests, lochs and mountains. It’s really quite a treat

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