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Ben Nevis in Summer

Saturday 27th August 2022

About the event:

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.

I'll be in the area over this Scottish Bank Holiday and on the Sunday-Monday repeating Ben Nevis and the Lochaber 4000s.

However, today is just about Ben Nevis and if we can, Carn Mor Dearg via the arete. Which route we take will largely be dependent on who comes, what the weather is doing and what the group decision is on the day. We'll largely be avoiding as much of the tourist track as possible.

Meeting Point:

08:00am Nevis Range Car Park, Torlundy, Spean Bridge PH33 6SQ

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


The 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. This will be longer if we take the arete and Carn Mor Dearg. However, it's a long but fabulous day and we'll see more of this majestic mountain than those slogging purely up the tourist track!

There may be a river crossing and some rough pathless terrain in places.


The guided walk up Ben Nevis (weather permitting) is £69 per person if booking for one with discounts for hooking more people.

16-18 year old's are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You will need to provide your own transport and accommodation.

If there is a group of more than 6 please get in touch as the online booking system hasn't been set up for more than 6!


I can take a maximum of 8 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.


Please see the All Activities section of the kit list

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To Book

If you want to chat to me about the event then please feel free to do so - email is a good start as I'm often out and about with limited phone reception. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions too.

To book simply click 'Register Now' and follow the instructions (or on mobile, the link below). 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 event.

Please ensure you've read the booking Terms and Conditions and you are aware of what you need to bring by downloading the gear list.

Please check carefully which tickets you are booking and for how many. We try and be flexible but of course that brings loads of options!

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