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1-day Ben Nevis ascent via the Ledge route

1-day Ben Nevis ascent via the Ledge route | Scotland

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.



1 Day

Jan, May, Jun, Jul, Nov, Dec




* 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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West Coast Mountain Guides



Mountain Leader

We are based in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain and arguably the most iconic and sought-after winter climbing venue in Britain.

All our instructors and guides have extensive, relevant experience which is eagerly passed on to everyone taking part in instructional mountaineering courses, private guiding and worldwide expeditions. This background, together with a genuine passion for adventure, can only inspire and motivate our customers to achieve their own goals.



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What people are saying about West Coast Mountain Guides


On short notice, while traveling through Scotland, we booked a Private Guide to Ben Nevis through Explore-Share.com.   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!


Will definitely use West Coast Mountain Guides again. Organising and booking was made easy with Kens help and guidance, offering us a few dates and responding quickly to emails. We had a great four days with two very accommodating and highly competent guides, Niels and Mike who made sure we got the most out of our trip for our skill level. Highly recommend.



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.



I made a booking request for a one-on-one guided trip less than a week before the date and was lucky enough to get a guide (Phil) without problem, who did a splendid job and made this a very enjoyable, instructive and safe first scramble for me. Communication was great before the event, too. I‘d recommend this company without hesitation and hope to hike with them again in the future.



Ken was a wonderful guide! He was thorough in assessing our experience and picked the right hike for us. He was full of knowledge and easy to talk to as well. We'd definitely recommend him and hope to hike with him again ourselves.

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