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Description

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the United Kingdom. Despite its relatively low height 'The Ben' puts up a good fight and anybody climbing on her flanks needs to ensure they are properly equipped.

It sees an average of 261 gales (winds greater than 50mph) a year, and conditions change fast.

Navigation from the summit in poor conditions, is both difficult and extremely dangerous.

The climbing mostly has a North East or East aspect, with the majority of climbs seeing little in the way of strong sunshine for the large part of the day.

The CIC hut which lies beneath the great face is a prominent landmark.

Getting There

From Fort William, follow the signs for Glen Nevis. The parking is obvious for the start of the trail up the mountain. Climbers, hikers and tourists all start at the same point. About 1/3 of the way up the 'tourist path' take a left turn and skirt the side of the mountain (going North), and then East below the main face. Follow this face until the appropriate crag is reached, and then hike up to its base.

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Centurion Carn Dearg Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 7 pitches
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