Elevation

4,411 ft / 1,344 m

Prominence

4,411 ft / 1,344 m

Summits

87 summits

Top climbing months

August   20%

June   19%

September  14%

"With friends Rhona Fraser, Robin Howie and Ken Thomson. To celebrate my 80th birthday I had previously ascended the highest mountains of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Scafell Pike, Snowdon and Slieve Donard). Today I completed the celebration with the ascent of Ben Nevis by the tourist route from Glen Nevis Visitor Centre. The weather forecasts had been for not so good weather but the day before the forecast changed for the better to no rain and this was, indeed, the case on the day. Lots of others were making the ascent including a lady also celebrating her 80th birthday by making the " - peter43, Aug 26, 2017
"Took the 'tourist' path up from the Ben Nevis Inn, detoured off for Carn Dearg NW top before summitting. It surprised me that the top was still covered in snow, it was mostly cloudy but nice views to the West of some very appealing peaks. Descended by the same route. On the way a HM Coastguard helicopter turned up - a walker had fallen and bloodied their nose but were quickly airlifted away. At the lake past the half way point, I climbed Meall an t-Suidhe." - vygodski, May 17, 2017
"1st day of a walking week in Scotland. Fine sunny day with a little cloud on the top, joined the "tourist route" above the Lochan. Alot of people on the mountain with it being Sunday. " - davidlong, Aug 15, 2010
"We came, we saw, we conquered but I made hard work of it. I seemed to have picked up a sickness bug after we crossed the border into Scotland and by the time we summited I felt rough as hell. It was snowing on the summit and I just wanted to get down. By the time I got to the base I just wanted to curl up in bed and cry." - charliegill, Jul 17, 2005
"An ascent of The Ben by the classic round from Torlundy over Carn Mor Dearg, and by the arête to the summit, descending back into the Allt a'Mhuillin glen from the Pony Track. The weather remained clear for the traverse, but typically the cloud moved in to cover the summit in the afternoon, blocking the view. Some lying snow necessitated the carrying of ice axes. EC abandoned the ascent in its early stages due to back pains, leaving IB, TM and me to continue the traverse without him. " - marktrengove, May 9, 1998

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