Ben Nevis via the Mountain Track

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This walk starts from opposite the Glen Nevis Hostel and describes the most straightforward and safest ascent and descent of Ben Nevis (4,418ft), Britain's highest mountain, via what is now widely known as the Mountain Track, previously and probably unwisely named the 'Tourist Route'.

This is a serious mountain challenge and should be treated as such, but that said, in ideal conditions it is an immensely rewarding undertaking offering superb views throughout, especially from the summit, where on the rare days it is clear a vast area of lochs, glens and mountain peaks offer breathtaking vistas.

The route takes the same way down as going up - the walk length of around 9 miles takes this into account. It should be remembered that the walk starts practically from sea level so the height gain is considerable.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Nevis Range


Birds, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Munro, River
11/24/2012 - Captain Bryn Wayt

Waypoint 5, which states, Both tracks just beyond the circular windbreak flatten somewhat and both will lead you to the summit, but it is better to take the one to the left in a westward direction." The picture shows the track to take ("the one to the left") but the direction is EASTWARDS, not as stated, 'westward'. [Ed. this has been corrected)