Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William

The tourist route up the UK's Highest Mountain


Route outline for walk h100:

Fort William  -  Achintee  -  Glen Nevis  -  The Ben Nevis Tourist Path  -  The Pony Track  -  Allt na H-Urchaire (Red Burn)  -  Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe  -  Coire Ghaimhnean (Five Finger Gully)  -  Ben Nevis  -  The Ben Nevis Tourist Path  -  Achintee  -  Fort William



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Despite the fact thousands of people safely climb Ben Nevis every year, the mountain should never be under estimated. The wide tourist path can soon be obliterated by snow making route finding very difficult for the inexperienced. Deep and precipitous crags to the north & west await the careless.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

Munro
1
Munro
Corbetts
0
Corbetts
Grahams
0
Grahams
Murdo
1
Murdo
Donalds
0
Donalds
marilyn
1
Scottish
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Ben Nevis at 1344m (4411ft). Ben Nevis is classified as a Munro (No. 1) and a Scottish Marilyn (1st highest in Scotland,Highest in the UK). Ben Nevis is also known as a Murdo (1st highest in Scotland). Ben Nevis means 'Poisonous Mountain' and is pronounced 'byn nevis'. The summit of Ben Nevis is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point, cairn, shelter & ruins. Ben Nevis is the highest point in the county of Highland, the highest point in the Grampian Mountains, the highest point in Scotland, the highest point in the United Kingdom, the highest point in Great Britain and the highest point in The British Isles.


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

392 Ben Nevis


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

41 Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William

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Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - On the West Highland Way in Glen Nevis near the bottom of Ben Nevis

On the West Highland Way in Glen Nevis near the bottom of Ben Nevis

Photo: John Dick (1)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Me (in shorts) and the rest of The 3 Peaks Team on Ben Nevis Summit

Me (in shorts) and the rest of The 3 Peaks Team on Ben Nevis Summit

Photo: Julian Nye (1)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Looking south east towards Loch Linnhe from the Fort William route up Ben Nevis

Looking south east towards Loch Linnhe from the Fort William route up Ben Nevis

Photo: Chris Fairfowl (5)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Richie and I on the summit of Ben Nevis

Richie and I on the summit of Ben Nevis

Photo: Paul Hancock (8)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - A group of us (Dave, Jean, Jeff & myself) arriving at the summit of Ben Nevis

A group of us (Dave, Jean, Jeff & myself) arriving at the summit of Ben Nevis

Photo: Joss Pentland (1)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Gillian and Anthony Smith on Ben Nevis

Gillian and Anthony Smith on Ben Nevis

Photo: Gillian Smith (1)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Views from Ben Nevis

Views from Ben Nevis

Photo: John Reed (13)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Glen Nevis

Glen Nevis

Photo: John Reed (7)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Me at the top of Ben Nevis 2 weeks ago!

Me at the top of Ben Nevis 2 weeks ago!

Photo: Sara Odonnell (1)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - On Ben Nevis

On Ben Nevis

Photo: Barbara Parkin (1)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - My wife Rosemary and son Simon on Ben Nevis

My wife Rosemary and son Simon on Ben Nevis

Photo: Dave Kershaw (1)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Looking south east towards Loch Linnhe from the Fort William route up  Ben Nevis

Looking south east towards Loch Linnhe from the Fort William route up Ben Nevis

Photo: Chris Fairfowl (4)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

Photo: Lee Wainwright (1)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - On Ben Nevis summit trig point in the snow

On Ben Nevis summit trig point in the snow

Photo: Garry Smith (1)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Chris near the top of Ben Nevis

Chris near the top of Ben Nevis

Photo: Chris Jones (2)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Euan Foster celebrates 'bagging' Ben Nevis

Euan Foster celebrates 'bagging' Ben Nevis

Photo: Lestyn Foster (2)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Mist on Ben Nevis Summit

Mist on Ben Nevis Summit

Photo: John Reed (22)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Climbing Ben Nevis

Climbing Ben Nevis

Photo: Karen Harding (4)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Me and friends on Ben Nevis

Me and friends on Ben Nevis

Photo: Matt Hunt (1)

Walk h100 Ben Nevis via The Tourist Path from Achintee, Fort William - Waterfall en-route to Ben Nevis

Waterfall en-route to Ben Nevis

Photo: John Reed (12)


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