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Ben Nevis (1344m), Lochaber, Scotland


A couple of my friends and I set out to spend a weekend camping in Fort William and climbing the highest mountain in Britain.  We were lucky with the unpredictable Scottish weather and got a sunny day although it was a little cloudy and bloody freezing at the summit.

  • Interesting bit, seeing the man fell running down a steep side of hill and up the opposite side.
  • Worst bit, all the other walkers, hoards of them at points.
  • Best bit, getting to the pub afterwards.
  • Word of warning.... bring warm clothes for the top even if its a warm sunny day at the bottom.

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Contributed by: stagnant but not lazy


The 4 of us

The 4 of us

Key Facts

Location Nr Fort William, Lochaber, Scotland
When it was walked September 2005
Walk type High hills and mountains
Difficulty Requires a reasonably good level of fitness and strong footwear
Distance approx 16km approx
Time taken approx 5 hours
Height climbed 1344m
Map used if any Ordnance Survey 1.50,000 Landranger map of Ben Nevis
Source of info on walk Internet  
Getting there Easy to reach from Fort William
Places to stay Lochy Holiday Park
Places to eat/ buy food

Ben Nevis Inn, Ben Nevis Bar