The majestic mountain that is Ben Nevis (Scottish Gaelic; Beinn Nibheis) towers behind the Outdoor Capital of the UK providing the perfect backdrop for the town of Fort William….
The Munro stands at over 4,409 feet above sea level and can be accessed by most by “The Tourist path” which winds its way up from the beautiful Glen Nevis.
There are 2,300 foot cliffs, some of the highest in the UK, on the “North face” of the Ben, which provide exciting ice and rock climbs for experienced mountaineers.
The summit is a collapsed dome of an ancient volcano and still has the ruins of an observatory that was continuously staffed between 1883 and 1904. Staff collected meteorological data during this period and to this day this information is still important for understanding Scottish mountain weather