Qué vas a hacer
We the start day meeting at the Ben Nevis Inn. Here we will meet and greet, discussing the kit and weather for the day. The journey starts, with a gentle introduction to the Pony Track, built in 1883, with plenty of history about the area along the way. Ascending steadily, we reach half way up approximately 2 hours into the journey, with a good opportunity to feed, and refill water bottles at the Red Burn. Now we start to ascend the famous Zig Zags, gaining height rapidly, along with the extending views across Ardnamurchan to the Great Glen. The plateau will be reached, followed by a steady walk to the summit, arriving in about 4 hours from the start. There is plenty to see on the summit whilst we eat (Weather allowing). The ruins of the Weather Observatory (1883-1904), The old "Hotel", and the iron frame that held Clement Wragge's observation instruments which pre dates the Observatory. If the weather allows, we can see the rest of Scotland...Mountains in every direction. We will descend the same path back to The Ben Nevis Inn, returning at approximately 5pm. We will take a series of photographs to document your day, which will become available to you as part of our service.
I have a strong background in the UK Mountains, having lived and worked in The Lake District and Mountain Guiding in The Scottish Highlands. I have been a Hillwalker ever since I can remember, which progressed to Scrambling, then Rock Climbing, and finally got into Winter Mountaineering, which has been my favourite "Sport" for over 13 years. I have gained a wealth of outdoor and instructing experience over the years, leading Tourists up onto the UK's highest Peak, taught Navigation to a high standard, introduced people to Outdoor Rock Climbing, supervised DofE Expeditions, and instructed on all the skills required for safe Mountain Travel, whether in Summer or Winter and a Hill Going Member of Mountain Rescue. I hold the highest UK hillwalking qualification, which allows me to take people in the mountains in any conditions...
First Aid Kit and group shelter provided. Limited quantities of waterproof and warm clothing, but please bring your own. We…
Dónde vas a estar
Lochan Meall an t-suidhe, referred to as The Half Way Lochan, a glacial pond. The Red Burn waterfall, fed from a spring. The Zig Zags. The famous ascending path on The Ben's flank. Navigation Cairns. Way markers for use in very poor weather. The Summit and Weather Observatory, built in 1883. The Water Butt, the water source for the Observatory, hard to find if you don't know where it is. The are also film locations that can be seen on the route.
Cosas para tener en cuenta
Política de cancelación
Si querés recibir un reembolso total, cancelá al menos 7 días antes del inicio programado de la experiencia o dentro de las 24 horas posteriores a la compra.
Política de comunicación
Comunicate siempre a través de Airbnb. Para proteger tus pagos, nunca transfieras dinero ni te comuniques fuera del sitio web o la app de Airbnb.
Requisitos para los viajeros
Pueden participar hasta 10 personas mayores de 18 años. Guests have to bring their food and water for the day. You will be ask to fill out our booking form ( Health details essential). We can provide a hard copy to fill in on the day.
Open to all Walkers of varied ability. Expect it to be cold up there, with full winter clothing essential. Crampons are likely to be necessary (We have limited stock of hire axes and crampons, and some winter clothing available. If any questions kit or personal fitness regarding, please contact us.
New Year's Day 2020 on Ben Nevis
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