ben nevis adventure days
Preview | | Many folks come to our area with the main objective of climbing Ben Nevis – the highest mountain in the UK with more than one way to reach the summit. We are happy to offer several options to do this depending on your aims, previous experience & level of fitness
Number of days | Normally 1 day
Minimum Ages | 10 years in accompanied family group – 14 years unaccompanied
Max Ratio | Depending on the route taken this will normally be a maximum of 1: 8 (normal Mountain Track Water Slide ascent ); Cairn Mor Dearg 1: 6; Ledge Route 1:4
Previous Experience |
Summary | The “ordinary” mountain track starts from near sea level in Glen Nevis – usually from Achintee Farm and is around 15km from start to finish with an ascent of around 1,344m with the same for the descent. While there is a made path on the lower sections the top half is rough ground with loose boulder and scree. Snow patches are not uncommon on the upper slopes in mid summer. The higher slopes of mountains are always colder than at sea level. The summit of Ben Nevis is often 7-9 degrees colder than in the glen below – with wind chill making it feel much colder.
More than one group can be accommodated at one time. We are happy to arrange guided group mountain days for the Ben Nevis “pony track” – or any other suitable mountain days. These are priced on the basis of a minimum charge of £ 140 per day on a one to one basis – depending on numbers (see our pricing structure below). Climb the highest mountain in Great Britain – Ben Nevis with 1,350 meters of ascent. This moderate walk normally takes about 6 – 8 hours up and down to the summit and back.
Times & Meeting | Meet at our base at Snowgoose Mountain Centre in the village of Corpach – 4 miles from Fort William for pre-brief and gear check at 9.00 am – unless we have made alternative arrangements with you. We are normally back at our base by 5pm.
What is included | All guiding / instructional fees, group first aid kit, group shelter, emergency rope, map & compass, transport from Snowgoose Mountain Centre to / from Glen Nevis
Dates & Prices
|Group Guiding / Instruction on Ben Nevis (non-technical)|
|Number of Days’ Guiding / Instruction||Max Group Size||Cost : Per persons/ minimum of 2 persons||Scheduled Days||Enquire|
|1 day midweek (Monday – Thursday) Mountain Track||1:8||£ 70 (£ 140) + £ 20 per additional person||Mondays & Wednesdays||Enquire|
|1 day weekend (Friday – Sunday) Mountain Track||1:8||Friday & Saturday||Enquire|
|1 day midweek (Monday – Thursday) Waterslide Ascent||1:6||£ 80 (£ 160) + £ 25 per additional person||Tuesdays & Thursdays||Enquire|
|1 day weekend (Friday – Sunday ) Waterslide Ascent||1:6||Friday & Saturday||Enquire|
|1 day midweek (Monday – Thursday) CMD Route||1:6||£ 90 (£ 180 ) + £ 50 per additional person||Wednesdays||Enquire|
|1 day weekend (Friday – Sunday) CMD Route||1:6||Friday & Saturday||Enquire|
|1 day midweek (Monday – Thursday) Ledge Route||1:4||£ 110 (£ 220 ) + £ 50 per additional person||Thursdays||Enquire|
|1 day weekend (Friday – Sunday) Ledge Route||1:4||Friday & Saturday||Enquire|
|Private Guiding on Ben Nevis 1:1 (non-technical)|
|Mountain Track||1:1||£ 140||At any time subject toavailability||
|Waterslide Ascent||1:1||£ 160||Enquire|
|Carn Mhor Dearg Arete||1:1||£ 180||Enquire|
|Ledge Route||1:1||£ 210||Enquire|
Take advantage of this opportunity of:
Guiding by a locally based qualified Mountain Leader or guide with small groups for additional safety & personal attention
Join a group or
Hire a private guide for yourself or your group – the maximum group size we work with is 8 persons – but more than 1 group can be accommodated at on time. • Depending on your previous experience there is a choice of route – the normal mountain track; CMD; or from the south side of Ben Nevis via Steall.
Learn about the history, geology, wild life & flora of the mountain with your informed locally based guide
Magnificent views all the way round out to the Glencoe mountain range, Ardnamurchan & Argour, right up the Great Glen, and even out to the Hebrides & Mull.
Learn about map reading & navigation
Put your feet up when you return to the valley with a welcome beer, glass of wine, a cup tea or coffee at Ben Nevis Inn or Café Beg.