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.
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.
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
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Classic Climbing Routes in Ben Nevis
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ben Nevis:
Featured Route For Ben Nevis
Centurion 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Europe
: United Kingdom
: ... : Carn Dearg Buttress
The start of this route is easily recognized, as it ascends the steep central groove of the buttress.1. Climb up the short wall on the left of the groove, until possible to move right and up to ledges.2. Climb up the corner above to below an overhung recess.3. Traverse left then back right and on up to a belay.4. Move into the corner and up. Trend left up the wall to the arete and on up to a belay.5. Continue on up easy angles grooves.6. Climb up to an overhang and then move left. Cont...[more] Browse More Classics in International