Have you ever wondered what it would be like to climb the highest mountain in Scotland?
Located in the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber region near the town of Fort William, active climbers, adventurers and hill walkers can face the challenge of climbing up Ben Nevis's ascent to reach the summit.
Ben Nevis, or more commonly known as 'The Ben' attracts an estimated total of 125,000 visitors a year, with 100,000 partial attempts to climb to the mountain's peak. The mountain track that climbs to the summit begins in Glen Nevis. On the journey up, you can seek out the remains of an old observatory which was open and maintained by staff from 1883 till 1904. When you eventually reach the top, visitors can take in the beautiful surroundings of the Grampian peaks as well as acknowledge the fact that they are 1,344.527m above the sea!
Find out all you need to know about reaching the summit of the UK’s tallest peak and watch a 360 degree video of the route: http://360outdoors.visitscotland.com/#ben-nevis
Please note that Ben Nevis can be exposed to harsh weather conditions so make sure to plan your trip carefully and wear appropriate clothing.
Get advice and tips from Mountaineering Council of Scotland (https://www.mountaineering.scot/) and keep up to date with the current weather conditions (http://www.mwis.org.uk/scottish-forecast).