Location: Ben Nevis
Duration: 1 day
Client to Instructor Ratio: 2:1 Max
Ben Nevis is the spiritual home of British winter climbing. Boasting hundreds of reliable, long, and historic routes across its diverse aspects. There's almost always a memorable adventure in condition and waiting the first swing of your axe.
With world-class ice lines, atmospheric gullies, technical mixed routes, and scenic ridges, the Ben offers something for climbers at every stage of their journey.
Before Your Course
Your EverydayClimbing mountain guide will be in touch one to two days before your course commences. This pre-course contact serves to introduce your guide, confirm meeting details, and provide insight into the expected weather conditions. Our guides are readily available to address any queries you may have, ensuring you're well-prepared for your upcoming adventure.
On the Day
The North-East face of Ben Nevis stands as the crown jewel of Scottish Winter Climbing, preserving ribbons of ice in its high corries long after the snow has vanished elsewhere.
The advantage of high, reliable routes becomes almost absurdly generous when considering the diverse climbing opportunities the Ben offers. Face climbs, ice smears, and steep, technical mixed climbing are interwoven with do-in-a-day mountain ridges.
Regardless of experience, there's something to both challenge and delight climbers. Beyond classics like Point Five Gully and Tower Ridge, numerous routes beckon exploration, spanning the full spectrum of climbing grades—NE Buttress, Castle Ridge, Number 3 Gully Buttress, Green Gully, Moonwalk, The Orion Face, Smith Route, Hadrian's Wall, and much, much more.
So, come book with us to climb on the most famous mountain in Scotland and allow us to share our favourite classics.
Not quite what you're seeking? No problem! We specialise in organising climbing, scrambling, or mountaineering guides for any route in the Scottish Highlands or islands. From the dramatic sea-stacks to the legendary Skye Cuillin, we've got your adventure covered. Feel free to drop us a line with your specific requirements, and we'll promptly respond to your inquiry.
The Ben Nevis Massif has routes is typically in condition throughout the winter season and can usually be scheduled on any day that suits your plans.
Feel free to reach out with your specific requirements or contact us using the form below, and we'll promptly respond to your inquiry.
Our prices are comprehensive and cover the following:
One person - £300
Two people - £350 (£175 per person)
The Ben Nevis Massif offers a wide range of climbing experiences, from easy and accessible routes to extremely demanding adventures that require a excellent level of fitness for the approach and return. It's an equally excellent place for complete beginners to take their first steps in using crampons or for experienced climbers to push their grade.
You don't need any prior climbing experience to enjoy climbing here. We can provide all the instruction and guidance you need to tackle your very first route. And if you already have some climbing skills, we can assist you in taking on even more challenging lines.
Our team of instructors has extensive experience exploring Ben Nevis. We've climbed here many times under various conditions and in different seasons. We know every boot and ice axe placement, and we'll be right by your side, providing support, safety, and motivation throughout your journey.
• 35-45l backpack
• B2/B3 Winter mountain boots (Available to be rented locally)
• Ski Goggles
• Walking poles
• Emergency shelter (Orange bag)
• Water bottle or hot drink flask
• Food and spare food (min. 1000cals.)
• Head torch + spare batteries
• Thick socks
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Thin fleece or light insulated jacket
• Thick fleece or mid insulated jacket
• Thick insulated jacket
• Warm hat
• 2-3x Pairs of winter gloves
• Hiking trousers/salopettes
• Synthetic/merino base layers
• Personal medication
• Waterproof stuff sacks
• OS maps of planned areas
• Waterproof map case
• Compass (silva type 4 recommended)
• Climbing helmet
• 120cm sling and karabiner
• Belay device and karabiner
• C2/C3 crampons
• Pair of technical climbing axes
• Ice axe leashes
To guarantee your comfort and security throughout our activities, we strongly advise all participants to come prepared with the complete equipment listed. While our activities may proceed even if participants do not have the entire kit list, please be aware that EverydayClimbing and our instructors retain the right to modify the itinerary or conclude the activity early should the absence of essential equipment pose an elevated risk to the group, exceeding acceptable safety standards.
As part of our unwavering commitment to eliminating barriers to outdoor adventures, we offer a selection of equipment available for use by anyone, with no questions asked. Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities. Just drop us a line to let us know what you require.