Ben Nevis Climber's Log

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Lodewijk - Sep 5, 2018 1:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2018

Pony track aka Normal route  Sucess!

Arrvied at the start of the route thinking we would never be able to go up because of the bad weather. But at the carpark we could see many people had gone up already. Rain, rain and rain along the route. Still, despite of the weather, I have never seen so many people on a mountain before (about a 1000 on route I guess), it is ridiculous. Still, a great mountain and a great day out.


MikeLJ - May 24, 2018 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Feb 28, 1986

My first ascent  Sucess!

Ascent via CMD arete in fantastic Winter conditions with Tom P.


boriskrielen - Feb 9, 2018 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2003

Normal route  Sucess!

Did the normal route.


MountainHikerCO - Jun 22, 2017 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2017

Top of Britain  Sucess!

Up the Pony Track. Mountain covered with mist. Only a few glimpses of the sun all day. Well constructed trail. Interesting collection of summit structures when shrouded in mist.


steved - Apr 20, 2017 11:46 am Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2016

Pony track & Carn Mor Dearg  Sucess!

Ascended via the pony track and descended via the Carn Mor Dearg arete which gives great views of the north face, camped at the Glen Nevis Campsite. Photos and route map-


jck - Mar 14, 2017 7:21 am

Pony in winter  Sucess!

Winter...but the conditions were summer-like. Hot and sunny day, snow only near the top. Fantastic views, memorable day.


seancau - Sep 4, 2016 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2015

Easy walk up normal route  Sucess!

Flew to Inverness for a weekend to meet a friend, we drove to the (free) car park at Achintee farm and hiked up in a little under 3hrs. Still lots of snow near the top, even in June. Unspectacular summit covered in clouds, although there were some nice views on the walk up.


ScottyS - Oct 13, 2015 10:31 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2015

Tourist alert  Sucess!

Took an extra day while running around Scotland to walk up this fun summit. Sea-level air is like cheating, even when you are not in shape.......a start of 6am saw me on the summit at 9am. Gotta love the October sun at this latitude - it was pretty chilly at the top. Clear skies and high pressure made for a wonderful if non-typical day.

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Aug 23, 2015 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2015

Across CMD  Sucess!

I climbed across the nice ridge of Carn Mor Dearg descending for the normal

viktor vaughn

viktor vaughn - Feb 10, 2015 5:40 am Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2015

Tower Gully  Sucess!

Extraordinary weather and everything well frozen. Great day out!


HawkeyeHuff - Jan 26, 2015 4:38 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2000

Ben Nevis  Sucess!

Made it to the top in just under 3 hours. Visibility good until on the summit plateau. Descending was very tough on my knees. Recovered in time to climb Snowdon three days later. Really enjoyed meeting other hikers, especially at the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel.

Steve Hufford
Anchorage, AK USA

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.

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