Ben Nevis - Mountain Track
The Mountain Track, the easiest route which should not be underestimated starts just above sea level and climbs around the Southern flanks of Meall an t-shuide and climbs up to the halfway lochan and then on to the Red burn, which marks the real halfway point. From here the path zig-zags its way up the upper part of the mountain to reach the vast moon-like andesite lava plateau. It's not over there though, a short walk along the plateau avoiding the shear cliffs of the North face and Gardyloo gully and you'll reach the summit, with its trig point and the ruins of the observatory which were manned 24 hours a day, year round between 1883 and 1904.
Descent from Ben Nevis can be long and when the mist and clouds descend on the venomous mountain navigational skills are essential. Our guides/leaders are fully qualified and experienced to guide you down safely from the mountain.
Prerequisites - Determination is one of the key requirements to summit Ben Nevis along with a reasonable level of fitness. The route is 16Km in total and 1300m of ascent. The journey can take on average four hors up and three hours back down.
1 - 2 People £195 3 - 4 People £225 5 - 8 People £260