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 / InstructionMax Group SizeCost : Per persons/ minimum of 2 persons Scheduled DaysEnquire     
1 day midweek (Monday – Thursday) Mountain Track1:8£ 70 (£ 140) + £ 20 per additional personMondays & WednesdaysEnquire
1 day weekend (Friday – Sunday)  Mountain Track1:8Friday & SaturdayEnquire
1 day midweek (Monday – Thursday) Waterslide Ascent1:6£ 80 (£ 160) + £ 25 per additional personTuesdays & ThursdaysEnquire
1 day weekend (Friday – Sunday ) Waterslide Ascent1:6Friday & SaturdayEnquire
1 day midweek (Monday – Thursday)  CMD Route          1:6£ 90 (£ 180 ) + £ 50 per additional personWednesdaysEnquire
1 day weekend (Friday – Sunday)   CMD Route1:6Friday & SaturdayEnquire
1 day midweek (Monday – Thursday)  Ledge  Route1:4£ 110 (£ 220 ) + £ 50 per additional personThursdaysEnquire
1 day weekend (Friday – Sunday)  Ledge Route1:4Friday & SaturdayEnquire


Private Guiding on Ben Nevis 1:1 (non-technical)
Mountain Track1:1£ 140At any time subject toavailability
Waterslide Ascent1:1£ 160Enquire
Carn Mhor Dearg Arete1:1£ 180Enquire
Ledge Route1:1£ 210Enquire


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.