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Name:Ben Nevis [Beinn Nibheis]
Hill number:278
Height:1344.53m / 4411ft
RHB Section:04A: Fort William to Loch Treig and Loch Leven
County/UA:Highland (UA)
County (CoH):Inverness-shire (CoH)
County (CoA):Highland (CoA)
Catchment:Lochy, Catchment Boundaries, Nevis
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Historic County Top,
Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top, SIB, Murdo, Yeaman,
Trail 100
Grid ref:NN 16670 71279
Summit feature:no feature: natural ground 10m NW of trig point
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 41
(1:25k) 392
Observations:man-made structure supporting emergency structure is higher
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
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  • Highland (1974) administrative county top
  • Inverness-shire historic county top
  • Highland current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1810 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Charlotte, from Steall Hut. Ascent via valley to col at 820m. Ascent of Carn Mor Dearg via Eastern ridge up to summit. Then along CMD arete to Ben Nevis Summit. Amazing weather and views. Minimal snow underfoot. Descent down Southern face of Ben Nevis and back down to Steall ruins.robertgn31/12/2019
CMD aretescott turner14/10/2019
Climbed with Siany Boman300013/09/2019
19.3 mile, 4994ft walk. Top of Britain.stephenbuda08/09/2019
Tourist pathDan Baddeley07/09/2019
From the North Face car park, up to the CIC Hut and round to the tourist path. We then followed this to the top. In descent,instead of going back to the hut, we crossed the Allt a'Mhuilinn lower down and reached the car just after sunset. With JT.Sprog25/08/2019
Mountain Track up and down.Arbie03/08/2019
My first time up Ben Nevis while trying to do the three peaks challenge (currently stuck on a closed road on the way out of Scotland so remains to be seen if we will complete the other two today) Good day for it. Amazingly, no rain. Some cloud but snatched views on way up and back (although nothing from summit). No wind so midges were a real issue. Just under 3 hours up and, in total, just under 5 hours. Great to finally tick this mountain off the list.MysteriousSue02/08/2019
with dad and caitlinAlexhillbagging01/08/2019
Via main path from Glen Nevis Visitor CentreTraverse20/07/2019
First and highest peak of the 3 peak challenge - Ben Nevis. We'd been deciding for a long time whether we were going to do this this weekend, what order, and what times, until we decided to stop checking to forecast and go for it! Driven the long way up past Loch Lomond, not even enough time to stop, and started the walk at 17:07 in the rain. We went up and down the mountain track. It rained most of the time, we were to wrapped up and got very hot very quickly. But chalenge spirits high, we delayered and continued on with no veiws. Upon reaching what we thought would be a loch that we couldn't see, a small water break until continuing on.It wasn't until the small river crossing that we could see the loch we were looking for behind us. Then came the 8 relentless switchback, back and forth with lots of people on the track. Finally, the last scramble over the top with tall looming carins to guide the way through the mist, we made it to the top for a quick photo, and began the decent. AlthByronHaywood05/07/2019
Ben Nevis with the lads. awful weather up top. 4.5 hours from car park back down to the Nevis inn for a pint.AvidSockWearer05/07/2019
Royal Tokaj dry Furmin 2017zos4202/07/2019
Part of our Scottish 3 peak challengerossdrummond21/06/2019
Trantham Clan21/06/2019
Ascended from North Face car park via Carn Dearg Meadhonach, Carn Mor Dearg and the CMD Arete.PeakyPete10/06/2019
With CMGDundoctoring13/05/2019
The Ben in the new year with two great friends. Treated to a cloud inversion and several Brocken Spectres.psteep196802/01/2019
From the CMD arêteemily27/12/2018
CMD was Reg Turk completion Munroe, included the ridge onto Ben NevisJamesSDonald06/10/2018
Only my second Munro. Really enjoyed this hike and although the weather was harsh at the summit, found it a really pleasant, if seemingly neverending walk. Was well prepared so didn't find it as difficult as I thought.Thomas McIlvaney30/09/2018
From Torlundy, track along Allt a' Mhuillin, continuing up to Carn Dearg Meadhonach, along ridge to Carn Mor Dearg, across Arête to Ben Nevis, descent down tourist track to Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe, back to Allt a' Mhuillin track and return to Torlundy. With JS.kdbennett20/08/2018