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Ben Nevis Guided Group Walk

Fort William, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Richard

8.5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We the start day meeting at the Ben Nevis Inn. Here we will meet and greet, discussing the kit and weather for the day. The journey starts, with a gentle introduction to the Pony Track, built in 1883, with plenty of history about the area along the way. Ascending steadily, we reach half way up approximately 2 hours into the journey, with a good opportunity to feed, and refill water bottles at the Red Burn.
Now we start to ascend the famous Zig Zags, gaining height rapidly, along with the extending views across Ardnamurchan to the Great Glen. The plateau will be reached, followed by a steady walk to the summit, arriving in about 4 hours from the start.
There is plenty to see on the summit whilst we eat (Weather allowing). The ruins of the Weather Observatory (1883-1904), The old "Hotel", and the iron frame that held Clement Wragge's observation instruments which pre dates the Observatory. If the weather allows, we can see the rest of Scotland...Mountains in every direction.
We will descend the same path back to The Ben Nevis Inn, returning at approximately 5pm.
We will take a series of photographs to document your day, which will become available to you as part of our service.
We the start day meeting at the Ben Nevis Inn. Here we will meet and greet, discussing the kit and weather for the day. The journey starts, with a gentle introduction to the Pony Track, built in 1883, with plenty of history about the area along the way. Ascending steadily, we reach half way up approximately 2 hours into the journey, with a good opportunity to feed, and refill water bottles at the Red Burn.
Now we start to ascend the famous Z…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Walking poles upon request. First Aid Kit and group shelter provided. Limit...
From £85
/ person
Sat, 28 Nov
08:30 - 17:00
£85 per person
£85 per person
Sat, 5 Dec
08:30 - 17:00
£85 per person
£85 per person
Sat, 12 Dec
08:30 - 17:00
£85 per person
£85 per person

Meet your host, Richard

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 24 Reviews
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I have a strong background in the UK Mountains, having lived and worked in The Lake District and Mountain Guiding in The Scottish Highlands, using my Winter Mountain Leader Qualification extensively.
I have been a Hillwalker ever since I can remember, which progressed to Scrambling, then Rock Climbing, and finally got into Winter Mountaineering, which has been my favourite "Sport" for over 18 years.
I have gained a wealth of outdoor and instructing experience over the years, from leading Tourists up onto the UK's highest Peak, and instructed on all the skills required for safe Mountain Travel, whether in Summer or Winter. I was also a Hill Going Member of the LDSAMRA (Mountain Rescue)…
Now, we specialise in bespoke trips, from individuals to large Group Events, helping all walks of life realise their goals.
I have a strong background in the UK Mountains, having lived and worked in The Lake District and Mountain Guiding in The Scottish Highlands, using my Winter Mountain Leader Qualification extensively.
I have been a Hillwalker ever since I can remember, which progressed to Scrambling, then Rock Climbing, and finally got into Winter Mountaineering, which has been my favourite "Sport" for over 18 years.
I have gained a wealth of outdoor and instructing experience over the years,…
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Where you'll be

Lochan Meall an t-suidhe, referred to as The Half Way Lochan, a glacial pond.
The Red Burn waterfall, fed from a spring.
The Zig Zags. The famous ascending path on The Ben's flank.
Navigation Cairns. Way markers for use in very poor weather.
The Summit and Weather Observatory, built in 1883.
The Water Butt, the water source for the Observatory, hard to find if you don't know where it is.
The are also film locations that can be seen on the route.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Rachel
November 2020
Our hike up Ben Nevis was a day we will never forget. Not only was the sun shining the entire time but our guide Mark became a fast friend! He shared tips, expertise, stories, and by the end we shared a pint at the bottom to celebrate an amazing day. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and just the nicest guy! Thank you Mark for making our trip to Ben Nevis one we will never forget. We are framing the selfie we took at the top! Cheers!
Our hike up Ben Nevis was a day we will never forget. Not only was the sun shining the entire time but our guide Mark became a fast friend! He shared tips, expertise, stories, and…
Alexandra
October 2020
Wonderful and inspiring walk. The weather was great, and we got to see a lot. Richard is a real expert in mountains, and I felt safe, and well looked after.
Adrian
September 2020
My experience with Richard exceeded expections he was very easy to talk to. Let you go at your own pace and was very knowledgable about the area and its surroundings. I would recommend anyone who fancies taking on this challenge to get in touch with richard he wont dissapoint.
My experience with Richard exceeded expections he was very easy to talk to. Let you go at your own pace and was very knowledgable about the area and its surroundings. I would recom…
Eleanor
September 2020
Absolutely fantastic climb, Richard was a fantastic guide who was super knowledgeable and great to get along with. I can’t recommend this highly enough!
Tim
September 2020
We had a very enjoyable and memorable day with Richard. Richard is very informative, experienced and which provided great comfort and reassurance on the climb. We could relax and in the knowledge that Richard would very much keep us right and give good advise on the changing weather, when to change clothes and good places to stop and rest. We would hope to meet Richard again and on future climbs.
We had a very enjoyable and memorable day with Richard. Richard is very informative, experienced and which provided great comfort and reassurance on the climb. We could relax and…
Olena
August 2020
A high standard of the tour. Richard is an experienced, attentive to detail instructor with a deep personal touch. Taught me about map navigation and many many useful tips for the mountain walking. Very special day. Thank you, Richard!

Choose from available dates

3 available
  • Sat, 28 Nov
    08:30 - 17:00
    £85 per person
  • Sat, 5 Dec
    08:30 - 17:00
    £85 per person
  • Sat, 12 Dec
    08:30 - 17:00
    £85 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

https://www.richmountainexperiences.co.uk/kit-lists