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1-day Climb on Tower Ridge (Ben Nevis), Scotland


Come and experience a thrilling full day climb on the Tower Ridge on the United Kingdom's highest peak, Ben Nevis, in Scotland with certified guide Scott.



1 Day

All year




* Scale the famous Ben Nevis peak along the Tower Ridge.

* Enjoy amazing views of the Scottish Highlands from the summit.


Ben Nevis (1,345m) is the highest peak in the United Kingdom. While its height may pale in comparison to other mountains in the world, it is nonetheless a spectacular peak. It also has several different climbing routes, and on this full-day trip, I would like to guide you along Tower Ridge.

A local classic, Tower Ridge is one of the best known and longest climbing routes on Ben Nevis. It spans 600 meters in length and offers fantastic views that seem to go on forever over the peak’s North Face cliffs.

Not an easy climb, ascending Ben Nevis’ Tower Ridge is challenging as there is an assortment of difficult spots. It is graded 3S as a scramble. However, the thrill of the experience and the magical views you will get to enjoy throughout the climb, and particularly from the summit of the Scottish Highlands, make it well worth it.

In order to participate in this climb, you should be in good physical shape. You should also have prior scrambling experience and be comfortable with heights.

Reaching the top of Ben Nevis via the Tower Ridge is literally reaching the top of the United Kingdom! To experience that for yourself, all you have to do is send me a request. I look forward to guiding you on this incredible ascent.

Would you like to do some climbing around Glencoe? Then join me on this full-day climb on the Curved Ridge on the Bauchaille Etive Mor.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Isles Of Glencoe Hotel & Leisure Centre Ballachulish United Kingdom
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Ballachulish Hotel Ballachulish United Kingdom
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Alltshellach Ballachulish United Kingdom
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am a fully qualified Mountaineering Instructor based in Fort William, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands.
I have been guiding in the UK for 10 years and chose the Scottish Highlands due to their remote feel and beauty. Rock climbing, Ice climbing, mixed climbing and more can be done in this area and it is all so accessible.

We offer a wide range of trips with Ben Nevis guiding, the Skye Cuillin ridge and Glencoe guiding amongst our more popular trips.



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What people are saying about this trip



Great day out with Scott and an amazing climb and scramble.



Mark was wonderful! He was extremely professional, knowledgeable and encouraged us throughout the hike to keep our spirits high! We would not have been able to do this safely and in such an enjoyable manner without him.



We thoroughly enjoyed our summit with Andy. Scott was also easy to communicate with. The whole experience was one to remember and we feel so proud to have made it to the top in the time that we did. Although our hike started in poor weather, we eventually got to see amazing views on the way down. Andy provided helpful facts about the mountains which makes us confident we will be taking on another challenge soon.



Scott is a great guide with excellent communication skills, local knowledge and technical expertise. The trip up the Ben was fantastic and throughout the whole experience Scott was always on hand to help or give assistance when needed as well as taking the time to teach me some new skills along the way. Thanks very much



It was an amazing experience, I can’t believe I made it to the summit through the tower ridge, and it still feels like a dream that I became 1st person from my country to achieve and conquered the summit thru tower gap, this world record became achievable because of the guidance from the guide -Scott and Louis and the team behind that. I am seeking forward to look for more adventures in the future with you guys and make more records.

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