Ben Nevis Climber's Log

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Safik - Jan 22, 2015 6:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2000

Sunrise  Sucess!

was amazing in the morning.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 24, 2014 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2014

Trade route   Sucess!

Low clouds / dense fog made us rethink our loop route up the arĂȘte, so we stuck for the trade/tourist route. I didn't mind - we made good time <3 hrs up - and met fantastic people along the way. Amazing views of surrounding water and mountains - this is one of the most beautiful places on earth! I feel fortunate to have set foot on this summit.

bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Aug 18, 2014 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2014

normal route  Sucess!

Normal route, with more than 350 people on the way. Fog above 900m in the morning, higher in the afternoon. I didn't expect so many people up there!

Bruno baschung


RaymondShevsky - May 30, 2014 3:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 1991

Many a year ago  Sucess!

Scrambled up with a church summer camp group, then down the switchbacks. Reckon I'd appreciate it a lot more these days!


Rapparee - Feb 27, 2014 8:05 pm

Gorgeous  Sucess!

Four times on it, only got a view this day! Winter really does make it a more interesting prospect. Despite the early start, it was worth it to have the skies clear on the descent to see the highlands in their glory.

ndriley97 - Feb 27, 2014 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2013

Bad weather  Sucess!

Climbed with sierramtngoat. We were supposed to do a traverse on the arete, but the low clouds and wind made that a poor choice. So we stuck to the main route.

colinlee - Feb 2, 2014 6:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2013

Tick  Sucess!

lovely views


wanderweg83 - Feb 1, 2014 11:33 am

Three Peaks charity hike  Sucess!

Did this as part of a 3 Peaks charity challenge. We started around 0100 in the morning. Long, steep slog to the summit, but there were some gorgeous views of the Highlands from its slopes.


Woodswalker - Jan 19, 2014 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2007

Ben Nevis  Sucess!

Stayed in the hostel at the trailhead. Had beautiful sunny weather for the hike to the summit, unusual for Scotland. Beautiful country, memorable experience.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Oct 20, 2013 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2013

Got lucky  Sucess!

Woke up to a beautiful sunny day and my Ben Nevis hike was planned in May!! Could not have been luckier. A little fog rolled across the summit from time to time but otherwise spectacular views in all directions.


jamesosborneuk - Oct 6, 2013 9:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012

Ben Nevis - Mountain track

Final mountain of the week. My third mountain, Ben Nevis via the mountain track. Did this one alone as the guided group was cancelled the day before. A lot of fun.


LesterLong - Sep 1, 2013 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2012

Pony Track  Sucess!

Tried the arete, but it was far scarier than expected. Quite an easy walk up via the standard route. Enjoyed the trip.


sierramtngoat - Aug 28, 2013 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2013

Pony Track  Sucess!

Was supposed to go up via the Carn Mor Dearg ArĂȘte, but was denied by bad weather. Hiked up via the Pony Track with with Alan and Dave.


pvnisher - Jul 11, 2013 5:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011

scottish highpoint  Sucess!

Rain at the bottom, but clear at the top.

highpointa - Jun 18, 2013 10:11 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2013

2450 meters of ascent  Sucess!

Attempted to scale the Ben via CMD Arete first but failed high on Carn Mor Dearg thanks to treacherous snow fields and zero visibility. A plod up the Mountain Track set the record straight but at a cost: My total ascent on this day added up to 2450 meters. That's if I had climbed the Ben two times back to back. It sure felt like it.

joshua.cook - Mar 6, 2013 11:28 am Date Climbed: Jan 5, 1999

Winter climb  Sucess!

Had a great time, this was the first time up Ben, a few years later a few friends and I did a summer day hike up. Always a great time in Ft William.


Marty32 - Jan 21, 2013 2:17 pm

via Carn Mor Dearg arete  Sucess!

Weather came in on the ridge spoiling the summit views. My 1st Scottish summit.


ajberry - Nov 12, 2012 7:57 pm

1975, 1980  Sucess!

Long time ago... Started from the Caledonian Canal at Banavie via Allt A Mhulinn and then on to the main drag. Next time, camped in Glen Nevis. Up early and down in time for a 10am train to Mallaig.


paulparkie - Nov 12, 2012 5:00 pm

Didn't see anyting  Sucess!

Until we made it to the ice covered, wind blown refuge at the top.


markrjtaggart - Oct 23, 2012 4:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012

Climbed.  Sucess!

Climbed up the tourist route from Glen Nevis. Very busy path@

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