Parking at the Glen Nevis Visitors' Centre, our group will follow the Pony Track, which is the most popular route up Ben Nevis. This is a steady hike on a good track which is made of rock steps, stones and sand.
On a clear day, there are beautiful views of the valley below. Although the track is sometimes steep and narrow, there is no significant exposure to long drops and this should not cause any difficulties for most people. Care is needed in places, but usually only because of the number of people that you will pass on the mountain.
There is a plateau at "The Halfway Lochan" (which isn't really half way!) where we will pause for a break before joining a track which winds steeply up the mountain. Reaching the summit plateau, and a gentler climb, the stone cairns will guide us for the last part of our journey to the highest point in the UK and Ireland.
Welcome to Ben Nevis and congratulations on your 1344 metre climb!
After savouring your achievement, and hopefully the views, we will return the same way to regroup at the Ben Nevis Inn before the celebrations commence!
The total return distance is 16km, which takes most people between 7-8 hours.
Your guides will take care of all route-finding for the group, however if you are interested in the full route description then please click the above map.
Our Route Up Ben Nevis
"The Pony Track"
(Pony not included!)