Ben Nevis Mountain Track
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"
The Mountain Track, or Pony Track, is the most popular route to the summit of Ben Nevis but should still not be underestimated. The path winds it's way up from Glen Nevis and it takes approximately four hours to get to the top. As the path is loose and rocky we allow for the same amount of time to come back down.
Reaching the summit of Ben Nevis is achievable for most people but you will need good levels of fitness and stamina, and be prepared for a full day out in the mountains.
From the start of May until the end of September we run Ben Nevis Group Walks up the Mountain Track. You can check the availability for these on the calendar below and book your place right now. Please be aware that for Group Walks at the start of May winter equipment may be required. We will let you know about this as early as possible, and if necessary equipment can be hired from Ellis Brigham in Fort William.
Private guiding is available on any day of the week, at any time of year. Contact us to check our availability and make a booking.
If you are organising a Ben Nevis charity event or challenge we can also provide guides and marshals for this. Have a look at our Events and Challenges page to find out more.
Ben Nevis Group Walks
£70 per person
Check the calendar below then fill out our Booking Form to confirm your place now.
1 person - £200
2 people - £220
3 people - £240
4 people - £260
5-10 people - £280
Please Contact Us to check our availability or to get a quote for larger groups.
To make sure you get the most out of your day we've included the following:
- Training plan
- Kit list
- 10% off at Cotswold Outdoor in Fort William
- 10% off at SYHA hostels
- Safety Brief
- Experienced Mountain Leader
- Action photos
The weather on Ben Nevis can change in a matter of minutes. Rain is common and it can regularly feel as cold as -10 degrees celsius on the summit, even in the summer. Make sure you are ready for your day by packing the items on the list below.
Thermal base layer top – polyester or woollen, no cotton
Walking trousers – no jeans
Spare fleece or synthetic insulating layer
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Warm hat and gloves (spare gloves recommended)
Walking boots (with ankle support)
Rucksack – roughly 25 litres
Lunch and spare food
1 litre flask or water bottle
Walking poles (recommended but not essential)
Sunglasses & sun cream
Mobile phone in a waterproof case
Ben Nevis walks start and finish at the Ben Nevis Inn, Achintee Road, Fort William, PH33 6TE: