Climb Ben Nevis

Guided Climb of Scotland’s Highest Mountain

The UK’s Biggest Challenge

Group of Hikers Scotland

The Challenge

Join the club of those that have reached the lofty heights of 1345m by successfully climbing the Ben, as it is affectionately known. Your adventure will be accompanied by impressive mountainscapes which extend further still with every step you take. The final spectacular panorama from the summit, extending up to 120 miles in every direction, will soon ease any aching of the muscles. Amongst the mountain giants visible from here will be the beautifully rugged Torridon Hills, Ben Lomond, and even the Knocklayd in Northern Ireland!

Note: The options outlined below are not exhaustive. If you would prefer an alternative route, please let us know and we will arrange a bespoke package that will perfectly suit your needs.

Walkers on Ben Nevis

Climbing Ben Nevis for charity?

Many people walk up Ben Nevis to raise money for charity. If this is your plan, we’ll be with you all the way! Most charities have sponsorship packs that will help support you – including offering a sponsorship form to track fundraising. If you don’t receive this, Lost Earth Adventures can send you one of our generic forms. For more details, including fundraising tips, visit our charity challenges page.

Please note that we can be very busy in the summer months and we recommend booking at least two weeks in advance. To book, phone us on 01904 500094 or email to check availability.

Route Options

Mountain Track

Mountain Track - Ben Nevis
Difficulty level: moderate

Starting at only 20m above sea level, you will follow in the footsteps of early meteorologists as you ascend along their commute towards the summit observatory. The path, rising steeply at points, criss-crosses across the western flanks of the mountain

The ‘halfway lochan’, Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe, at 570m affords an idyllic resting spot to rejuvenate before continuing up the remaining 700m towards success!

Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete

Ben Nevis Route
Difficulty level: hard

Bag two Munroes in the same day! A route for the more experienced hillwalker, this is a long day out that has an impressive 1506m of ascent. For many mountaineers, the combination of exposure on the arete, the imposing cliffs on the north face of Ben Nevis and the circular nature of the route makes it their favoured ascent.

Treading the line between walking and scrambling, crossing the arete linking Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis has a wonderful feeling of exposure, more suitable for those with a head for heights. A fabulous day out!


All our Ben Nevis hikes are run as privately guided walks for you and your group. Prices are per person and listed below.

Number of People Price
Price for 1 person
(private guided)
Price for 2 people
(private guided)
Price for 3 People
(private guided)
Price for 4 People
(private guided)
Price for 5 People
(private guided)
Price for 6-19 People
(private guided)
Price for 20+ People
(private guided)


  • Qualified and insured mountain leader with mountain first aid certification
  • Insurance
  • Professional event organisation

For large groups we can supply waterproofs, hot chocolate, packed lunches, support vehicles and pretty much everything else so that you can simply turn up and enjoy the event. All of these things must be pre-arranged with us at least 2 weeks prior to the challenge.

How to Book

Booking your place is easy! To get the ball rolling, all we need from you is an email to confirm the dates and activities as well as an initial £100 deposit to reserve your spot, then you’re on your way. The total participant numbers and the final balance isn’t due until 30 days before the activity takes place. To pay the deposit; either give us a call on 01904 500094 or click ‘Pay Now’ below after reading our Terms and Conditions..

For your safety and security credit/debit card payments are processed through Paypal. YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT to pay via credit or debit card.

If you do not have a PayPal account, simply click on the Pay Now button below and get directed to the secure PayPal site, ignoring the option to log into PayPal. Look to the bottom of the page where you can click to use a credit/debit card.

Pay your £100 deposit to secure your exciting adventure

Additionally, you can buy an adventure as a gift certificate for a friend or relative to be redeemed whenever they like. You need to give at least 2 weeks notice when using a gift voucher and be aware that we can be quite busy in the summer months.

Pay by Other Methods

Other payment options are to: send us a cheque, bankers draft or postal order made payable to Lost Earth Adventures Ltd.

Or you can pay by BACS payment to: Lost Earth Adventures LTD, Barclays bank, account number 63070883, sort code 209956 Please state your full name with the BACS reference. You can also pay at any UK branch of Barclays giving these details or come and visit us to pay cash.

Children under 18 and older than 5 are most welcome to join us but please let us know when booking how many and what ages they are. We have no upper age limit, as long as you have the determination and a sense of adventure!

Call us on 01904 500094 or email us at to discuss what we can do for you.


Hiking on Ben Nevis
Children under 18 and older than 7 are most welcome on our activities but please let us know when booking how many and what ages they are. We have no upper age limit, as long as you have the determination and a sense of adventure!

If you wish to complete this challenge successfully we definitely recommend that you are reasonably fit and that you are able to carry a light daypack with you for the duration of the hike.

To view the terms and conditions of booking a course in the UK please click here.

At Lost Earth Adventures we are aware of the concerns for the health and safety of your group.

  • We have an Adventurous Activities Association License (AALA License)
  • We have detailed risk assessments for every activity we run
  • Lost Earth Adventures has full public and product liability insurance
  • All staff working with children have undergone DBS (formally CRB) checks
  • We have a child protection policy
  • We have fully qualified instructors

All of these documents are available on request. To read more about our AALA License and our safety policies click here

Kit List

To see a full and comprehensive list of clothing and equipment you’ll need for walking up Ben Nevis please see our Kit List page.


These prices do not include transport to the venue. If your group requires transport please contact us for more information. We can arrange transport of all sizes to and from anywhere in the country.

Mountain Sun Set


There is a huge range of accommodation options in Fort William, to suit all budgets and preferences. For an ascent up the mountain track, the Glen Nevis SYHA offers ease of access to the trail, a comfortable place to relax in the evening, and extremely reasonable room rates.

We can also recommend Treetops, a modern mountain chalet where you can soak in the magnificent mountain views, including Ben Nevis, from the comfort of your balcony. What better place to celebrate your success than watching the night fall over the Scottish Mountains and raising a glass to the Ben?

There is also plenty of alternative accommodation in and around Fort William to suit your requirements. Information about accommodation we recommend for groups is available here

Walking Ben Nevis

Further Inspiration

Climb Ben Nevis Weekend

Spend the weekend in the Grampian Mountains. We’ll provide you with two nights of accommodation with breakfast included at a hostel in the heart of the Grampians. Arrive the night before you attempt to complete the Climb Ben Nevis Challenge, and relax knowing that you won’t have far to go after the challenge is done.

Price: £239 per person, minimum 8 participants. Contact us to discuss with one of our team members.

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Happy Clients

What Our Clients Say

“Lost Earth Adventures lead a group of enthusiastic people on the fantastic but grueling Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge I had organised to raise money and awareness for cancer charities. We could not have had a better group of mountain leaders with us. Richard and Sarah, the founders of the company have excelled themselves in bringing the best group of people to lead and look after you, you want that personal touch? – look no further!”

Tracy GouldClick here for more reviews.


Click on the arrows below to take a photographic adventure to the summit of Ben Nevis
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