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Ben Nevis Guided Group Walk

guided hike

Ben Nevis Guided Group Walk

13 reviews
Duration
8.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Ben Nevis Guided Group Walk

guided hike

Ben Nevis Guided Group Walk

13 reviews
Duration
8.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We the start day meeting at the Ben Nevis Inn. Here we will meet and greet, discussing the kit and weather for the day. The journey starts, with a gentle introduction to the Pony Track, built in 1883, with plenty of history about the area along the way. Ascending steadily, we reach half way up approximately 2 hours into the journey, with a good opportunity to feed, and refill water bottles at the Red Burn. Now we start to ascend the famous Zig Zags, gaining height rapidly, along with the extending views across Ardnamurchan to the Great Glen. The plateau will be reached, followed by a steady walk to the summit, arriving in about 4 hours from the start. There is plenty to see on the summit whilst we eat (Weather allowing). The ruins of the Weather Observatory (1883-1904), The old "Hotel", and the iron frame that held Clement Wragge's observation instruments which pre dates the Observatory. If the weather allows, we can see the rest of Scotland...Mountains in every direction. We will descend the same path back to The Ben Nevis Inn, returning at approximately 5pm. We will take a series of photographs to document your day, which will become available to you as part of our service.

Your host

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Richard

I have a strong background in the UK Mountains, having lived and worked in The Lake District and Mountain Guiding in The Scottish Highlands, using my Winter Mountain Leader Qualification extensively. I have been a Hillwalker ever since I can remember, which progressed to Scrambling, then Rock Climbing, and finally got into Winter Mountaineering, which has been my favourite "Sport" for over 18 years. I have gained a wealth of outdoor and instructing experience over the years, from leading Tourists up onto the UK's highest Peak, and instructed on all the skills required for safe Mountain Travel, whether in Summer or Winter. I was also a Hill Going Member of the LDSAMRA (Mountain Rescue)… Now, we specialise in bespoke trips, from individuals to large Group Events, helping all walks of life realise their goals.

What's included

Equipment
Walking poles upon request. First Aid Kit and group shelter provided. Limited quantities of waterproof and warm clothing, but…

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Where you'll be

Lochan Meall an t-suidhe, referred to as The Half Way Lochan, a glacial pond. The Red Burn waterfall, fed from a spring. The Zig Zags. The famous ascending path on The Ben's flank. Navigation Cairns. Way markers for use in very poor weather. The Summit and Weather Observatory, built in 1883. The Water Butt, the water source for the Observatory, hard to find if you don't know where it is. The are also film locations that can be seen on the route.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests have to bring their food and water for the day. Please follow this link and fill out our booking form ( Health details essential). We can provide a hard copy to fill in on the day. https://www.richmount…

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Ben Nevis Guided Group Walk
13 reviews
$114/person
13 reviews
$114/person