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Ben Nevis in Spring 2021

 
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Ben Nevis Days Out

 

Climb Britain's highest mountain!

Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st or Thursday 22nd April 2021

ABOUT THE DAY

At 1,345m above sea level, Ben Nevis is Britain's highest mountain. There are numerous ways to walk (or climb) Ben Nevis. The most straight forward is the so-called donkey track, built to take Victorian ladies up to the summit observatory on the backs of donkeys. There is likely to be snow toward the summit.

If we can we'll consider different routes up that show the splendour of the North Face cliffs, but this is weather dependent and also group dependent. 

There are options to miss out some of the main tourist track. One straight forward and the other taking in the mighty Carn Mor Dearg arete (if you have done Crib Goch in Wales, you'll be fine). However, the main route up will be the default position!

 

Meeting Point:

09:00am Ben Nevis Visitor Centre, Glen Nevis, Fort William, PH33 6PF

To view the start point on Google Maps, please click here. This will open in a separate tab.

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DifficultyThe approximate total distance & ascent is 17km / 10.5 miles distance and 1,352m / 4,463ft ascent. There is a good track although it can be steep in places.

Should we take the Carn Mor Dearg arete this will make the day more challenging. However, this will be a group decision on the day. If you are unhappy with the idea of it we won't do it.

Cost: The guided walk up Ben Nevis (weather permitting) is £59 per person if booking for one, £53.10 each if booking for 2-3 people or £50.15 each if booking 4 or more. 16-18 year old's are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian. You will need to provide your own transport and accommodation.

Numbers: I can take a maximum of 10 and a minimum of 4 in order to run the events. If there are fewer than the minimum numbers booked you'll get a full refund.

Here are some pictures of Ben Nevis to inspire you!

 

Guided Trips - Frequently asked questions

Is this suitable for me?


You will need to be fit and have some walking experience. The track is relatively popular but the weather could be doing anything. If we do the Carn Mor Dearg arete, you will need to be able to deal with heights. It is not technical but narrow in places. If you have done Crib Goch in Snowdonia or Striding edge in the Lakes you should be fine for this. I will always try and accommodate everyone but if unsure please drop me an email.




What do I need to bring?


You will need all of the essential kit. You can see the recommended kit list here.




I'm coming from further afield, where can I stay nearby?


This is up to you depending on your budget. There are an enormous range of hotels, bunkhouses, hostels and B&Bs in Fort William. In Glen Nevis there are some youth hostels and the Glen Nevis Campsite.




What's not included?


Accommodation (if applicable), Food, Personal Insurance, Personal equipment, Transport




How much is the trip and how do I book?


The day costs £59 per person. To book please see below. Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions.




What are the Terms & Conditions?


Please see the Terms and Conditions section by clicking the link. You can also see the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy.




I've got some more general questions...


Please see the General FAQ section by clicking the link here. If you've still got questions then please get in touch!




How do I get there?


Fort William is on the main rail line to the rest of the UK. There are frequent Citylink buses from across Scotland. Getting to Glen Nevis is more tricky and may require a taxi. You can drive to the start although parking is limited!





 

TO BOOK

If you want to chat to me about the day then please feel free to do so - email is a good start as I'm often out and about with limited phone reception.
If you don't like the idea of the online booking or would prefer to pay a 10% deposit for now, that's fine as I can simply raise an invoice. Please note that this has an additional £5 non-refundable administration fee.
Simply click 'Book Now' for the day you are interested in and follow the instructions. You'll get an automated confirmation reply but I'll follow that up when I get back to civilisation to say thanks and with more detail about the trip.
Please ensure you've read the Terms and Conditions and you are aware of what you need to bring by downloading the gear list.
A quirk of the website hosting system means there are a range of ticket options (apologies about that). Please check the number you are booking for on the ticket options and ensure you request that number of tickets...
Any problems then please get in touch
Ben Nevis 20th April 2021
Ben Nevis 21st April 2021
Ben Nevis 22nd April 2021
 
FABIAN SEYMOUR

Summer Mountain Leader

Winter Mountain Leader

Rock Climbing Instructor

NNAS Tutor

fabian@afsmountaineering.co.uk

+44 07968207779

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