Here are all the amazing places we will see.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.
About This Deal
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.
• Ben Nevis, Fort William Scotland
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Outdoor gear, Safety equipment and Photography Walking poles upon request. First Aid Kit and group shelter provided. Limited quantities of waterproof and warm clothing, but please bring your own.
Returns to original departure point
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