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Group Walk up Ben Nevis from Fort William

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    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.
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    Ben Nevis Inn
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    • Experienced mountain leader
    • Lunch
    • Transport between your accommodation and the start/finish point
    • Personal accident insurance
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If itโ€™s canceled due to poor weather, youโ€™ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    If you're looking for an amazing guide then seek out Dave from Abacus. He is not only an incedible source of information and clealy puts in a lot of time to find out interesting facts and details but he is also a great guide. Managed...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank clarew457
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our guide Dave was awesome. He was knowledgable, patient, caring and fun. Made our day fabulous, we learnt loads which helped us with our next 2 peaks. It was hard, fun 3 days which Dave set us up for perfectly.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Beenroundtheworld25
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Myself and my young daughter , recently walked up Ben Nevis with the organised group Abacus mountain Guides. From start to finish the tour guides sally and Rich were very well organised. Sally was very responsive with my emails. When meeting in the morning they...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank oliver b
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    The tour company provided packing recommendations that were invaluable. They communicated several times prior to the trek to advise of weather conditions and where to meet. Our guide Rich was outstanding. He provided interesting narrative of the surroundings and was extremely knowledgable about the area...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Steve S
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    Thank you Richard making our group trip up to the summit(Ben Nevis)and back successfully and safely. you guide us and motivated when we get low ๐Ÿ˜Š and of course your sense of humour ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ once again thank you abacus mountain๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Chijagurung
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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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