Guided ascent up Ben Nevis – Scotland’s highest mountain. We offer ascents via the standard mountain track, or the CMD arete in both summer and winter. We also offer private days for your group if you prefer. 2 Kids can go half price per adult.
Guided Ascents of Ben Nevis
We offer guided ascents of Ben Nevis all year round 365 days of the year – in both summer and Winter conditions. The standard route is via the mountain track but we also offer a slightly more exposed and adventurous route which is via the CMD arete. All of our staff are qualified instructors and are not only friendly, but very knowledgeable about the Ben. We offer open group bookings as well as private groups and can tailor to most sizes of groups with no issue.
Guided Ascent of Ben Nevis via the Mountain Track
The Mountain Track is the standard way to ascend Ben Nevis. Starting and finishing at the Ben Nevis Inn – perfect for a finishing celebration. This ascent does not require previous mountain walking experience, but a reasonable level of fitness will be essential if you wish to reach the summit successfully.
The Track used to be called the tourist track and is also often referred to as the pony track. It is a continual ascend with a good break point around the half way point at Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe. From there the path Zigzags its way through some rocky terrain before reaching flatter ground leading towards the summit and the old observatory buildings.
After reaching the summit the descent is much easier and back down along the same route before finishing back at the Inn.
This route can be done in summer or winter. And it is pathed the whole way – this often leads many people to presume that they can ascend Ben Nevis without professional guidance. But if conditions deteriorate then it is very easy to lose the track – especially in winter. Hence why all our instructors are fully qualified to ensure you get the most of your day safely.
If you do not have previous experience and are wanting to attempt this in Winter, then we would recommend booking onto a winter skills training course first.