It’s an experience like no other, climbing a mountain in the dark with a supportive group and an experienced leader to wait on the summit for the first hints of light, and then to watch the sun come up and reveal the landscape. We’re going to be doing just that, and on the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis (1345m). On the west coast of Scotland, right in the heart of the Highlands, the views from Ben Nevis are spectacular, from the hundreds of other summits visible from the top, right over to the Atlantic and the western isles. After greeting the sun (we recommend bringing a hot drink!) we’ll head back down, where you can gaze out at all the scenery hidden at night. Arriving back in Glen Nevis you can celebrate not only climbing Ben Nevis but doing it in a way few other people do.
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You’ll meet the group and your leader at the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre, just down the road from Fort William (pay and display parking of £5). The postcode for the centre is PH33 6PF.
The times we meet and start the walk vary depending on when sunrise is that day. Speak to your guide to get the exact meeting time of your trip!
The ascent usually takes around 4 ½ hours, and the descent 3 ½.
Please note that these trips take place over Saturday night into Sunday morning, with the exception of the Summer Winter Solstice Walk which is on a Friday morning. The date is for Sunday and you should aim to meet your guide in the early hours of Sunday. You should be down and back in Fort William for around 9 am.
You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination
Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.
Fort William, UK