A Cracking Photo of Ben Nevis showing its mirror reflection on the Surface of Loch Linnhe (Photograph courtesy of David Speight Photography).

Climbing Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, is an incredible and challenging experience. The mountain offers stunning views and a sense of accomplishment to those who reach its summit. (Locally we call it "The Ben")

The most popular route up the Ben is the well-trodden Pony Track, which begins from the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre. The route takes between 4-7 hours to reach the top, plus you need to plan to be off the Ben at least two hours before nightfall. It's important to be prepared for the varying weather conditions, which can change rapidly. It's also important to bring plenty of water and food, as well as appropriate clothing and footwear. The Roy Bridge Hotel can supply enery Packed Lunches to give you that boost to get you to the top.

The ascent up Ben Nevis is steep and strenuous, with a mixture of rocky and grassy sections. As you climb higher, the views become more expansive, with the surrounding mountains and lochs appearing below you. At the summit, you'll find the remains of an old observatory, and the views are simply breathtaking. On a clear day, you can see as far as Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Climbing Ben Nevis is not for the faint-hearted and requires a good level of fitness, but it is worth it for the sense of achievement you'll feel when you reach the top. The sense of accomplishment you'll feel when you reach the summit is truly unforgettable, and the memories you make will stay with you for a lifetime.

In conclusion, Ben Nevis is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a challenge and an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Just remember to be prepared for the elements, and you'll have a fantastic time.

The Roy Bridge Hotel is happy to provide Guests and Customers of the Roy Bridge Hotel with information on the different Holiday Adventures. So no matter what adventures you have chosen, talk to us, we know the people here in the Scottish Highland who can help you, plus we offer where possible.

  • Technical Handouts
  • Maps
  • Starting and Finishing Points
  • Packed Lunches
  • Local Knowledge to enable you to achieve your Goals.

Remember, The Staff and Management at the Roy Bridge Hotel, are here to help you get the most out of your Holiday, so just Ask!