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Hill Walking


Fort William and Glencoe

Scottish hillwalking and mountaineering attracts thousands of enthusiasts every year to the Outdoor Capital of the UK. Fort William and Glencoe boast some of the most famous and scenic mountain ranges in Scotland. Walks up Ben Nevis are ever popular and provide the ultimate reward at the summit with panoramic views unrivalled in the UK.

Why choose Vertical Descents?

Vertical Descents have been guiding up Ben Nevis and other iconic mountains in the area for 15 years and have a wealth of mountaineering experience. Our friendly and professional guides pride themselves in giving our clients a safe, enjoyable and informative day out.

Walks and Pricing

Guided Walk Brief description Price
Ben Nevis Full day trip – stunning views across the Highlands & Islands – professional and friendly guides


(for up to 8 people -full day trip)

Other routes available on request  

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Essential Info

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All year round!


You need to be able to walk for 10 Hours. This is a 1344 meter high mountain and requires an element of fitness. No couch potatoes!

What do we need to bring?

         Note: This equipment list is for Guided Walking only.

  • Thermal wicking base layer and fleece top – not cotton
  • Polyester, fleece or woollen trousers and tops – no jeans
  • Walking boots, not shoes!
  • Hat and gloves
  • Spare fleece or woollen top
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Flask or water bottle
  • Lunch plus spare food
  • Rucksack (30ltrs)
  • Whistle
  • Sunglasses and sun-cream
  • Walking poles recommended but non-essential
  • Camera – recommended!
  • Torch with batteries

Where and when do we meet?

We will meet you at the Ben Nevis Inn. See the map above.

How much?

A ticket for 8 people is £400. Please enquire for alternative participant numbers, alternative walking requirements or alternative locations.