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Ben Nevis Climb & Skills: Frequently Asked Questions



We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions about this trip.

Hopefully you find some of these useful but if you have a specific question that isn’t covered in the FAQ’s, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

For more information please head over to our Ben Nevis trip page here.

Is winter climbing on Ben Nevis suitable for beginners?

Winter climbing on Ben Nevis can be challenging but can be completed by beginners. We recommend arriving with some trekking experience but the rest we can teach you. We offer trips designed for various skill levels, so please check our trip descriptions to find one that suits your experience.

What is the best time for a winter climbing trip to Ben Nevis?

The winter climbing season on Ben Nevis typically runs from December to March.

What gear do I need for a winter climb on Ben Nevis?

Essential gear includes crampons, ice axes, warm clothing, waterproof layers, and appropriate footwear. You can learn more here but our guides will ensure you have the necessary equipment and clothing for a safe climb.

Are guides provided for the winter climbing trips?

Yes, experienced and certified mountain guides accompany all our winter climbing trips to Ben Nevis. They have extensive knowledge of the area and will ensure your safety while providing guidance and support throughout the climb.

What is the group size for the winter climbing trips?

Group sizes may vary but are generally kept small to ensure a personalized and safe experience. Our guides can provide individual attention and tailor the climb to the group’s abilities.

What happens in case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances?

Safety is our top priority. In case of adverse weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, our guides will assess the situation and make decisions prioritising the group’s well-being. We may adjust the itinerary or reschedule the trip accordingly.

How physically demanding is a winter climb on Ben Nevis?

Winter climbing on Ben Nevis requires a good level of fitness and stamina. Regular physical activity and cardiovascular conditioning are recommended. Our trips cater to various fitness levels, and we can help you choose one that aligns with your capabilities.

Do I need travel insurance for the winter climbing trip?

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for all participants. It should cover activities such as winter climbing, emergency medical evacuation, trip cancellations, and loss of personal belongings. Please ensure your insurance is comprehensive and suitable for the nature of the trip.

What Insurance Do I Need?

Let’s face it, these types of trips don’t come risk free. We’re putting ourselves in amazing environments but also environments that carry an element of risk with them. In order to protect yourself adequately you will need a specialist travel insurance that caters for the types of activities you will be undertaking. It is a condition of our agreement that you are covered by adequate travel insurance for your arrangements. Click here to understand which one is for you.

How do I get there?

You can find more information here.


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