Guided Ben Nevis Walks
The Mountain Track
The mountain track is the most commonly ascended route on Ben Nevis. It is also sometimes referred to as the Pony track. It can take anywhere from 4-10 hours to go up and down this route, most commonly just under 8 hours on the mountain. It gives spectacular views of Glen Nevis and Loch Linnhe on the ascent and the track is mostly obvious and good under foot.
Ledge route is started from below the North face of Ben Nevis. From the CIC hut we take a zig-zagging line up through the steeps cliffs of the mountain, following path at first then onto some easy scrambling then follow the ridge to the top. You can then either drop back down the mountain or better still continue to the summit for your views. This route requires a good level of fitness and helmets. Check out our blog for more pictures and description of the route! We have instructors for Ledge route who are highly qualified and can make sure to look after you on the steeper ground. If this sounds like fun then check out our scrambling courses as well!
The CMD Arete
The Car Mor Dearg Arete is a ridge which joins on to the South-East corner of Ben Nevis. It curves round from the summit of Carn Mor Dearg to the east of Ben Nevis. It gives breathtaking views of the North Face and over into the Mammores mountain range. It can be very exposed on the ridge and the route is longer and more challenging that the mountain path, it does not follow a path for a large proportion of the route. We usually allow 8-10 hours for this route.