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Ben Nevis

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. 

per adult from




2 days


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  • What's included :
    • A Qualified, experienced, knowledgeable guide.
    • A wealth of information and stories about History, folklore, geography, geology etc mixed with plenty humour.
    • Awesome views, photos and life changing experiences.  
    • Campsite fees
    • Lots of walking
    • Pick up and drop off from Edinburgh.
    • Tent, Stove, pots, plates, cutlery, cups.
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Please don't worry if you haven't got all the gear on the list. We will stop by a great outdoor store and a supermarket on our way to the Highlands and you can pick up anything you need. Alternatively for the more expensive items you can rent from us, just look for the (R) symbol. 
    •  1 fleece or similar mid layer
    •  1 warm preferably Primaloft or Down Jacket (even in summer temperatures on the Ben can plummet into minus degrees)
    •  2 pairs of thick hiking socks
    •  2 wool or synthetic base layers
    •  3 season B0 Hiking boots with ankle support
    •  Camping Mat preferably Inflatable (R) (£10 for sleeping bag and mat)
    •  Daypack, I would recommend 35 litres so you can fit in extra layers, water and lunch. (R)
    •  Gaiters (Optional)
    •  Gloves
    •  Goretex (or similar) Jacket and Pants
    •  Head torch
    •  Midge face net (optional)
    •  Personal Medication (Inhalers, insulin, painkillers etc)
    •  Sleeping bag rated to around comfort level -5 degrees C (R) (£10 for sleeping bag and mat)
    •  Sunglasses
    •  Walking poles (Optional)
    •  Warm Hat
    •  Water bottle, at least one litre.
    •  personal Hygiene kit inc a blister kit (Blister plasters or tape), water sterilisation tabs, Sunblock and Insect repellent 

  • Day 1: Pick up and drive to Glen Nevis

    Stop At: Glen Nevis Visitor Center, Fort William PH33 6PF Scotland
    Your friendly guide will pick you up from pick up point at 09:00.

    Drive up north to Glen Coe and have lunch along the way.

    Here we will stop for and Introductory warm up hike to The Lost Valley.

    Drive for another 45 mins to the campsite.

    Set up camp near Fort William.

    Have Dinner.

    Your guide will brief you on the upcoming hike.

    Sleep tight.

    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Hike Ben Nevis and return home

    Stop At: Ben Nevis, Fort William Scotland
    Early start at 6am.

    Enjoy a hearty breakfast.

    Break camp.

    Hit the trail by 7:30am.

    Once back down we can enjoy a nice juice or pint at the local bar before driving you back to the city for the evening.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Where the Grassmarket meets West bow street, Next to Biddy Mulligans bar.94/1 W Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2HH, UK.
    Departure Time :
    4/24/2019 - 12/20/2021
    Monday - Friday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • A lot of people worry that they wont be fit enough or are too old for our trips.
    • Fitness
    • There is NO age limit here, all ages above 18 are welcome. 
    • We will always move at the pace of the slowest members of the group so you will NEVER be left behind. A level of Fitness, especially stamina however is very important. You will need to be able to walk for up to 8 hours per day with a heavy pack on. (trust me though, YOU CAN DO THIS)
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Fitness Req.


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Organised by Pict Expeditions

Activity ID: V-145191P5

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