Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis and Glen Coe

Ben Nevis

Duration - 2 days

Cost - £250

The 'Ben' is the highest mountain in Scotland and the UK rising to an impressive 1345m above sea level.
She sits proud above the lively town of Fort William in Lochaber and dominates the skyline when not shrouded by its usual crown of clouds.
Ben Nevis has an interesting history including being a victorian tourist destination with a hotel on the summit.
Today only ruins remain of the hotel but people from around the world still come most days to hike up and stand on the the highest part of the British isles.

The Ben Nevis tour will pick you up from Edinburgh or Glasgow and whisk you up to the highlands where we will have an introductory hike up the lost valley in Glen Coe. (Usually 2-3 hours )
We will then proceed to a camping site just below the mighty Ben, where we will eat heartily and then get a good rest before our big day.
On day two you will hike up the challenging 1345m over 17km (not so easy)
If we are lucky we might get a good view from the top too.

Sadly we cannot guarantee that the summit will be reached due to weather, conditions or fitness.

However we will make sure that we do everything possible to make you have a great experience.

If the weather looks very bad before we leave Edinburgh we are happy to reschedule you on a later trip or refund you.

Alternatively if you have a bit more time on your hands or more adventure in your spirit then why not check out our other longer trips?
Highland challenge - 5 days
The remote adventure - 8 days

Ben Nevis and Glen Coe

The Itinerary

Day 1

  • Your friendly guide will pick you up from your Accommodation between 9 and 10am.
  • Next we will drive up north to Glen Coe and have lunch along the way
  • Introductory hike up The Lost Valley
  • Set up camp near Fort William.
  • Have dinner
  • Sleep tight.

Day 2

  • Early start at 6am
  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast.
  • Break camp.
  • Hit the trail by 7am
  • Once back down we can enjoy a nice juice or pint at the local bar before driving you back to the city.

What's Included?

  • A Qualified, experienced, knowledgeable guide.
  • Pick up and drop off from Edinburgh or Glasgow and all travel in between.
  • Lots of walking
  • Campsite fees
  • Tent, Stove, pots, plates, cutlery, cups.
  • A wealth of information and stories about History, folklore, geography, geology etc mixed with plenty humour.
  • Awesome views, photos and life changing experiences.

What should I bring?

Ben Nevis can throw all sorts of weather at you even in the summer months, so It is best to come prepared. Here is a list of things to bring on the trip.

  • For the hiking
  • Day pack (30 - 45 litres is fine)
  • Waterproofs (top and bottoms)
  • Warm top layer (Fleece or puffy jacket)
  • wicking base layer (Merino or synthetic)
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Water bottle (Ideally take 2 litres)
  • Lunch (should be substantial)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Trekking boots
  • Head lamp
  • Walking poles (optional)
  • Spare pair of socks
  • Small kit for blisters
  • Any medication that you may need during the trip.
  • For the Camping
  • Tent, bring your own or you can use ours free of charge
  • Sleeping Bag and sleeping matt (You can rent from us for £10)
  • A change of clothes incase you get wet
  • Regular shoes
  • wash kit
  • Towel

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