Fort William, Fort William, PH33 7HU
ItineraryDuring the day we will be trekking to the summit of Ben Nevis the highest mountain in Scotland standing at 1345m tall. The Mountain Track to the summit of Ben Nevis, also known as the Tourist Route, is the most popular route of ascent. This track was originally called the Pony Trak, as it was built in the 19th century for the ponies to carry supplies up to the meteorological observatory on the summit, which is now in ruins. In total this route is 17km, with an ascent of 1370 metres- taking approximately 6-7 hours to complete.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Ben Nevis, Fort William ScotlandThroughout our cruise, guests will have panoramic views of Britain's highest mountain - Ben Nevis. Pass By: Caledonian Canal, Inverness ScotlandOur cruise passes the entrance to the famous Caledonian Canal, a feat of engineering in its day which has hosted visitors such as Queen Victoria and retains important cultural significance today. Pass By: West Coast Railways Jacobite Steam Train, Fort William Travel Centre, MacFarlane Way, Fort William PH33 6EN, UKPlease note that this is only visible on our 15.30 sailing where we watch the famous "Hogwarts Express" on its return journey from Mallaig passing alongside the boat. Pass By: Fort William, Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandView Fort William from a unique perspective on the water and learn about the industry and history that made it what it is today.
Come join us for a special experience on the UK's highest mountain. Being based in Fort William, The Outdoor Capital of the U.K. at the foot of Ben Nevis, we are available on short notice and have great knowledge of the mountain its self. After we are done scaling the highest Munro, we can stop for a dram of Ben Nevis Whisky to soothe those aching legs.With a private tour we can accomodate all your needs, from the start time to taking your time, giving you the experiance you are after. Ben Nevis (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Nibheis- the venomous mountain) is the highest mountain in the British Isles, The summit, at 1,344 meters (4,409 ft.) above sea level, features the ruins of an observatory, which was continuously staffed between 1883 and 1904. The western and southern flanks of Ben Nevis rise 1,200 meters (3,900 ft.) in about 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) from the floor of Glen Nevis providing the longest and steepest hill slope in Britain (Murray, 1985) – with the result that the mountain presents an aspect of massive bulk on this side. To the north lies the infamous north face, including corrie leis, This corrie contains the Charles Inglis Clark Memorial Hut (known as the CIC Hut), a private mountain hut located at 680 meters (2,230 ft.) above sea level, owned by the Scottish Mountaineering Club(SMC). The summit of Ben Nevis comprises a large stony plateau of about 40 hectares (100 acres) (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2012). The highest point on the summit is marked with a large concrete Trig point Fancy something different? Visit the summit of Ben Nevis at sunrise or sunset for some of the most spectacular views in Scotland.
ItineraryYou will climb to the summit of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland. The Mountain path winds its way up the mountain to the summit shelter and back again.Expect your day to be between 6 - 9 hours depending on the weather and the group's fitness levels. You will require your own walking boots, waterproofs and food and drink for the day.Stop At: • Ben Nevis, Fort William Scotland
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ben Nevis, Fort William ScotlandYou will climb Ben Nevis via the Mountain path to the summit of Ben Nevis.Duration: 15 minutes
ItineraryThis hike is possible all year round.Your experienced and fully qualified Mountain Leader will guide you on a 1-day hike up Ben Nevis, which at 1345m, is the UK's highest mountain.From Glen Nevis, you will hike up the historic Pony Track, which winds its way around the side of Meall an T-Suidhe, before reaching Halfway Lochan after 4km. From here, the path becomes a bit rockier and zig-zags up the western flank of Ben Nevis. At 1200m, the path eases off, as the summit plateau of the mountain is gained.From here, there are amazing views as far as the Isle of Skye to the west, The North West Highlands to the north, and The Cairngorms to the east.From where the gradient eases, it's a further 1km to the summit trig point. Here, there are also the remains of a meteorological observatory, which operated at the end of the 19th century.The return is by the same route. In low visibility, careful navigation is required to avoid the steep cliffs of the north face and Finger Finger Gully.Total Distance: 17km / 10.5 milesTime: 6-8 hoursAscent: 1352mStop At: • Ben Nevis, Fort William Scotland