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Climbing Ben Nevis via the Ledge Route in a day, Scotland

Join Scott, an experienced and certified guide, for a full day climb of the amazing Ben Nevis Peak in Scotland via the Ledge Route.






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Based on 13 reviews

  • Enjoy a full day ascent of the Ben Nevis peak in Scotland along the Ledge Route.
  • Bask in gorgeous views of the Scottish Highlands from the summit.
  • The Ledge Route is one of the easier routes to the summit of the peak.


There are several different routes you can take to the summit of Ben Nevis (1,345m). On this full-day trip, I would like to guide you along one of the easiest of those routes, the Ledge Route.

The Ledge Route will take you up the peak along its North face. When you reach the summit, you will indulge in truly breathtaking views.

Despite being one of the easier routes to the summit of Ben Nevis, the Ledge Route is long and will take all day. As a result, participants on this trip should be in good physical shape. There are also some sections that require some scrambling. Furthermore, the more difficult areas of the climb can easily be avoided if you wish.

Climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland is an unforgettable experience. Because the peak is the highest in the entire United Kingdom, there are definitely some bragging rights to be gained when reaching the summit. To join me on this full-day adventure, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

I can also take you to the summit of Ben Nevis along the more challenging Tower Ridge route.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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
Nevis Bank Inn Fort William United Kingdom
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The Imperial Hotel Fort William United Kingdom
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Clan Macduff Hotel Fort William United Kingdom
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About the guide: Scott

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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



Couldn’t have asked for a better experience and it’s all thank you to Sam who looked after us for the day! Getting us up safely and all getting on so well! Lots of laughs and a great day all around! We will never forget it! Thank you so much!!



What a fantastic trip ! This was my first time to use crampons and scrabbling. The pre walk information and communication was 10/10 Scott and Malcolm were extremely professional with a great knowledge of the mountain. I felt safe yet appropriately challenged throughout which made for an unforgettable day. The company was top class too. I could not recommend climbing Ben Nevis with Kirkhope mountaineering highly enough ! Thanks so much Paula



I contacted Kirkhope mountaineering looking for a guide to take me along a more adventurous route up Ben Nevis. Scott responded to my voicemail very quickly and was able to talk me through the various options and offer guidance on difficulty, exposure etc and on the required equipment. This along with all the other communucation during the trip was courteous and efficient. All the guides are MIC qualified so you know you are getting the real deal. My guide was friendly, efficient and extremely knowledgeable which made me feel safe and confident throughout the whole trip. I throughly recommend Kirkwood mountaineering to anyone wanting a first class guiding experience. Excellent.



Our mission was to hike up Ben Nevis but not along the main footpath. We hoped for something a bit more challenging. ..and we got it. Uncertain of what we’d be facing, Scott expertly assessed our ability during the first part of the hike and enthusiastically confirmed that we could handle the trip up the back. Knowledgeable about about the area, geology and flora, Scott was an excellent guide and fun to spend the day with. He offered us tips for managing the terrain and kept the pace that would give us the adventure we were looking for. We came away feeling that the investment in a guide was well worth it. We would not have tackled that route without his guidance. Recommended without reservation! Thanks Scott.



Having Scott as guide made of it a superb adventure. His explanations about the route, geology, history and nature made the hiking very short in time and interesting

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