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Ben Nevis Hiking Tour

Looking for a natural high? Try 1344m.

Hiking and mountaineering attracts thousands of people to the Scottish Highlands every year. Glencoe boasts some of the most iconic and picturesque mountains in the British Isles; so why not take a day walking up to the highest point in the British Isle for the best view in the house?

At 1344m above sea level, Ben Nevis provides a genuine challenge, albeit one that's easily accessible to anyone with a general level of fitness. Let Vertical Descents be your guide for the day as you summit this stunning mountain peak.

Meeting at the Ben Nevis Inn, you'll want to come fully prepared, as the climb and descent can take anywhere between 8 and 10 hours - no midday pub break here!

This is a climb best done with friends, and Vertical Descents usually take groups of 8, so we recommend finding a group of buddies to join you. If your group size is smaller than 8, you may be paired up with other groups or individuals for the day. Never a bad thing to make new friends, but your date preferences may be affected!

This is not a walk in the park, so make sure you turn up prepared, but if you're up for it, you'll end the day with a real sense of accomplishment (and quite possibly a meal back at the Ben Nevis Inn)!

Duration (Exact): This is a full day adventure; expect to be walking for up to 10 hours.
Booking Availability: The centre is open all year round. The minimum booking size is 4 persons.
What You'll Need: Thermal wicking base layer and fleece top - not cotton | Polyester, fleece or woollen trousers and tops - no jeans | Walking boots, not shoes! | Hat and gloves | Spare fleece or woollen top | Waterproof jacket and trousers | Flask or water bottle | Lunch plus spare food | Rucksack (30ltrs) | Whistle | Sunglasses and sun-cream | Walking poles recommended but non-essential | Camera (recommended!) | Torch with batteries
Ability Level Requirements: No previous hiking experience is required.
Physical Requirements: Ben Nevis is a phyiscally demanding, 1344m vertical climb. All participants must be fit and free from injuries that may affect their walking.
Instruction/Guiding Details: You will have a guide with you throughout this experience.
Getting There: The meeting point is the Ben Nevis Inn. The team will meet you there at the time agreed when you confirm your booking. Vertical Descents advise travelling by car.
Adventure Type:
Discover - Experiences & Tasters
Learn - Lessons & Qualifications
Explore - Holidays & Adventures
Sports:
BMX
Bungee Jump
Canoe
Canyon
Climb
Coasteer
Conditioning & Fitness Training
Glide
Hike
Jetboard/Flyboard
Jetski
Kayak
Kiteboard/Kitebuggy
Kitesurf
Mountain Bike
Mountaineer
Paragliding & Canopy Sports
River Bug/Hydrospeed
Road Cycle
Sail
Scooter
Skateboard
Ski
Skydive
Snowboard
Stand Up Paddleboard
Surf
Wakeboard
White Water Raft/Tube
Windsurf
Other
Duration:
Half Day
Full Day
2-3 Days
4-8 Days
9-16 Days
17-30 Days
1 - 3 Months
3 - 6 Months
6 - 12 Months
Open
Time of Year:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Adrenaline Rush: Mild
Suitable Skill Levels:
Beginner
Novice
Amateur
Advanced
Expert
Technical Difficulty (1 Easy - 10 Expert): 4
Physical Intensity (1 Minimal - 10 Extreme): 8
Minimum Age: 12
Instruction/Guiding: Full
Equipment Provided: No
Adventure Suggestions:
Adventurous Couples
Great for Mates
Girls Only
Young Adventurers
Gap Yahs
Professional Qualifications

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