Quick Answer: How Long Does It Take To Get To The Top Of Ben Nevis?

How far is it to the top of Ben Nevis?

The normal time taken to climb to the top by the tourist path is three and a half to five hours – coming down is much faster, between one and a half to two and a half hours.

The walk is just over 4 miles each way – a total of 8 1/2 miles in all..

How fit do I need to be to climb Ben Nevis?

Anyone who is reasonably fit with no health problems should be able to walk up and down Ben Nevis in under 8 hours. You shouldn’t need to ‘train’ specifically for the walk, but of course any extra uphill walking beforehand will help and the fitter you are then the more you’ll enjoy it!

Are there toilets on Ben Nevis?

There are public toilets at the Glen Nevis visitor centre. If you find yourself in a position that you have to go to the toilet on the mountain please follow the advice in the Mountaineering Council of Scotland’s information sheet.

Do you need hiking boots for Ben Nevis?

Remember – you will have to carry this kit with you during your trek, so make sure you practice walking with the correct kit (including the walking boots you will be wearing) as much as possible in the lead up to your challenge!

Is there a cable car up Ben Nevis?

Nevis Range in Fort William is home to the UK’s only Mountain Gondola, transporting visitors to 650m on the mountain of Aonach Mor. The journey to the Gondola Top Station takes around 15 minutes giving visitors ample opportunity to take in the stunning scenery of the surrounding lochs and glens.

Is it difficult to climb Ben Nevis?

While it is definitely possible for an amateur to reach the summit, the main thing to keep in mind is that Ben Nevis is not to be underestimated. It is a difficult and potentially dangerous climb, and takes an average of 4 hours to climb with a further 2-3 hours to climb back down.

Is there a cafe on top of Ben Nevis?

There is a restaurant on the top serving drinks and hot food and also a cafe at the bottom. Also, there is a gift shop with some nice items at the top.

Is Snowdon harder than Ben Nevis?

​Snowdon is 1085m high compared to Ben Nevis at 1345m high. … Most people who take on the walk up Ben Nevis do make it to the top and back down. It is only one day, so some people are happy to try harder than they ever have done before, knowing that they can take a day or two of rest afterwards.

What month is best to climb Ben Nevis?

SeptemberSeptember is possibly the best time to do Ben Nevis. There is a good balance between weather and congestion (yes the mountain can get busy). I have climbed as early as Feb and as late as Oct and would say Sept is the best month.

Has anyone died climbing Ben Nevis?

The death of an experienced climber who fell at least 1,300ft (400m) down Ben Nevis was a “tragic accident”, an inquest has heard. Patrick Boothroyd, 21, died after he and Leon Grabowski were caught in an avalanche as they scaled the mountain.

How much does it cost to climb Ben Nevis?

How much does it cost to climb Ben Nevis? Climbing Ben Nevis is free. There is, however, a charge to use the car park at the Glen Nevis Visitor Center, currently, £ 4 per car and £ 10 per minibus / motorhome / coach, per day.

How cold is it at the top of Ben Nevis?

Maximum daytime temperature: -6 degrees Celsius; Minimum nighttime temperature: -12 degrees Celsius.

Is there a path up Ben Nevis?

A main path runs up Ben Nevis, from Glen Nevis, which can be followed from either Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, or the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre. Early on the two paths join, and then continue to a Loch – Lochan Meall an t-Siudhe. From this half way point, the path follows a zigzag pattern to the rocky summit plateau.

What is the easiest route up Ben Nevis?

The route used to be called the Tourist Track, but it was changed as the name “Tourist Track” made it sound too easy and walkers were selecting other routes and getting into difficulties. The Mountain Track route may be the easiest up Ben Nevis, but it is still a challenging ascent.

Which of the 3 Peaks is hardest?

Scafell Pike has the toughest section, it’s very steep at the beginning, but the section is over relatively quick. Snowdon will feel harder when completing the three peaks in 24 hours.