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Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William

  • 8-hour group hike up Ben Nevis from Fort William
  • Admire panoramic views over the surrounding countryside
  • Gain insight into Scotland’s rich flora and fauna
Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William
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Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William
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Take on the UK's highest mountain and experience the best of the Scottish countryside on this 8-hour Ben Nevis hike from Fort William. Follow a guide along rugged trails to the peak of Ben Nevis, and gain insight into the wildlife and geology for which the mountain is famous. Along the way, admire spectacular views over the surrounding lakes, forests, peaks and valleys. Enjoy the feeling of achievement at the top, then perhaps finish your day with a refreshing pint back at base!
What to Expect
Not only is Ben Nevis the highest point in the UK but it is home to some of the rarest plants in the UK and has always played a central role in the development of mountaineering across the world. Don't just climb Ben Nevis, discover more as you learn all about it's history, geology, flora and fauna!
If you are reasonably fit and conditions are good you should be able to walk up Ben Nevis in a walk of six to eight hours - but you should never take it lightly. Good planning and preparation are vital - conditions can change dramatically even in the best weather.
The Mountain Path starts in Glen Nevis and is around 16km (10 miles) there and back. It climbs 1,300m and is a full mountain walking experience which requires sturdy boots and good equipment. There can be snow patches on the route until July or August and the summit is regularly 9C colder than at sea level. So if it is a warm 18C in Fort William it might be a cold 9C on top with wind chill making it feel much colder.
Reviews (16)
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile
Guides walk with your guide Ella

Just got back from the walk to the summit of Ben Nevis with our tour guide Ella. It was an amazing day and Ella was an excellent guide for the walk. She made it a really fun day and an achievable walk. She was really...More

1  Thank Petrea-Anne
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile
Em and David's Ben Ascent

David and I met James from Abacus at the agreed meeting point by the Ben Nevis Inn. The weather wasn't great. There was a Marie Curie fundraiser climbing event ongoing at the same time. We were pre-warned we might not reach the summit because of...More

Thank emmao493
Reviewed 11 September 2018
Interesting Guide

Jamie, our guide, is also a geology student. He was able to tell us about Ben Nevis during our breaks. He kept our group together and safe during the trek. I'd definitely use Abacus Mountain Guides again. Sally (in the office) kept us informed of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gasboy2018
Reviewed 1 July 2018
Great walk with great guide and group

This group walk was fantastic. I did it a couple of weeks ago and luckily the weather was great so views were fantastic.Sally our guide was lovely, very knowledgeable and had a great easy going and friendly manner which I liked. She took good care...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 23 June 2018
Awesome Walk up Ben Nevis with Dave

I had a pleasant walk up and down Ben Nevis with Dave. First time using a guide and had a pleasant experience, he took on board the fact that 2 days before I had done Goatfell on Arran and the previous day did a lot...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ragrichies
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27 June 2018|
Response from Christine S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is a stenuous hike and you will probably be tired at the end. Takes about 7 hours and you need to be moderately fit and bring good boots and warm clothes, gloves and beanie. Well worth the effort, great views and go... More
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