Ben Nevis by the Mountain Path
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain. The route described here is the standard way up the mountain; it is straightforward, if strenuous, by hillwalking standards, but the less experienced should be sure to read all the precautions.
Steep path throughout. The upper section is rough and very stony; it is often snow covered and losing the line of the path easily leads onto dangerous terrain - navigational skills are needed. NB. as with any mountain walk, any ascent when snow is lying on the path requires winter equipment and skills.
Bus service between May and September.
Glen Nevis visitor centre car park.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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