Ben Nevis in a day

Ben Nevis in a day

Ben Nevis

Duration - One day


If you have limited time but still want to scale the highest peak in the UK then this is the trip for you
This is a fantastic challenge as well as a great way to see some of Scotlands most impressive views. We take all the thinking out of the trip with pick up and drop off in Edinburgh so all you need to focus on is putting one foot infront of the other as you ascend the 'Ben'.
This trip takes you through the heart of Scotland, into the highlands and to the mighty Ben Nevis, the Uk's highest peak.

The trip begins early with pick up in Edinburgh at 05:30 but don't worry as you can catch up on sleep in the comfortable minibus ride up north.
We will aim to start our hike at around 09:30, usually this will take seven or 8 hours.
Then we will drive you right back down to Edinburgh for a well deserved rest, hopefully by 9pm (this will vary depending on our time on the mountain)

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

Fancy something a bit more wild?
Check out our other adventures below
Ben Nevis - 2 day
Highland challenge - 5 days
Epic remote adventure - 8 days

The Itinerary

  • Your friendly guide will pick you up from your the pick up point at 05:30.
  • Next we will enjoy the scenic drive up north to Fort William
  • We will begin our hike up Ben Nevis at around 09:30
  • Once back down we will get back in the minibus and drive you back to the city, hopefully by 21:00.

What's Included?

  • A Qualified, experienced, knowledgeable guide.
  • Pick up and drop off from Edinburgh.
  • A wealth of information and stories about History, folklore, geography, geology etc mixed with plenty humour.
  • Awesome views, challenges, photos and life changing experiences.

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.

  • 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 very substantial)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Trekking boots
  • Head lamp (in Spring and autumn)
  • Walking poles (optional)
  • Spare pair of socks
  • Small kit for blisters
  • Any medication that you may need during the trip.