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1-day Ben Nevis ascent via the Ledge route

Join MIC-certified instructor Ken on an action-packed day of scrambling via the Ledge route on Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Scotland and in the United Kingdom.

Mountain RangeHighlands
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, May, Jun, Jul, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Conquer Scotland's highest peak of Ben Nevis.

  • Scramble along the Scottish Highlands in a brilliant beginner's climb.

  • Witness the incredible natural Scottish scenery.


Conquer Scotland’s iconic mountain Ben Nevis, which guards over the Scottish Highlands.

This exciting 1-day adventure is a summer scramble, but can also be adapted as a winter mountaineering ascent.

Standing at 1,345 meters above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the United Kingdom.

As a grade I listed route, this is a brilliant introduction to scrambling, and we’ll take the easiest route that ascends the north face of Ben Nevis.

We’ll take the Ledge route, one of the best of its kind in Britain. It offers a bit of everything. We weave a line up Carn Dearg Buttress, leading to a narrow ridge, before finally reaching the summit on the Ben Nevis plateau.

The cliffs of the north face are some of the highest in Scotland, making it a classic space for scrambling. We’ll travel through some incredible nature scenery.

The peak of Ben Nevis was formed from the collapsed dome of an ancient volcano. It now features the remnants of an observatory, which was managed between 1883 and 1904.

This trip is suitable for people with some experience of hillwalking. Despite many guidebooks describing the climb as grade II, it is low enough for me to give it a grade I.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on Scotland’s legendary highest peak of Ben Nevis. Enjoy some quality scrambling and magnificent scenery along the way.




About the guide

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I gained a good insight into the instruction and guiding of mountaineering activities whilst working as a member of the domestic team at Glenmore Lodge in the summer of 2003. Since then, I have skied, climbed, trekked and mountaineered across the length and breadth of the UK, from Cornwall to the Orkney Isles, and overseas, having sought adventures in China, Mongolia, The Indian Himalayas, New Zealand, Japan, Southern Africa, The Swiss, Italian and French Alps, The Pyrenees, Southern Spain and Norway. I enjoy climbing in all it’s forms, whether it be bouldering at Fontainebleau, sport climbing at Rodellar, trad and winter climbing in the UK or alpine climbing in Switzerland. I have also put up a couple of new routes, Mint Sauce E1 5c in Glen Nevis and Feathered Friend V,5 on Creag Meagaidh.
I have completed my Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC), the highest instructional qualification in the UK, which enable me to work both in summer and winter conditions, whether it’s walking, mountaineering or climbing, and is a full member of both the Association or Mountaineering Instructors, and The Mountain Instructor’s Community. I have also completed my International Mountain Leader Summer Training and have worked as a contracted instructor for Abacus Mountain Guides, Martin Moran, Glenmore Lodge, Mountain Motion, West Coast Mountain Guides, Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre, Adventure Peaks, The Outward Bound Trust, Ryan Glass Mountaineering, Hike Pyrenees, World Challenge Expeditions and Outlook Expeditions.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

GBP 279 each

Group of 2

GBP 150 each

Group of 3

GBP 109 each

Group of 4

GBP 76 each

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