Climb Ben Nevis in Winter

Climb Ben Nevis in Winter

From £650
Altitude 1,344m Grade: Introductory
3 mountain days

Climb Ben Nevis in Winter, Britain’s highest summit.

Climb Ben Nevis in Winter -Ben Nevis is a challenging undertaking, not to be compared to a summer ascent. This course is designed to give you the necessary winter skills training in crampons and ice axe to allow a safe ascent of the UK’s highest mountain in winter conditions! Two days are available for the ascent of Ben Nevis, If you are lucky with the weather then the views from the summit are stunning. This course includes 3 days of instruction.

Previous Experience

To climb Ben Nevis in Winter you will need a good level of fitness and enjoyment of long days on the British hills in summer.

You should be able to enjoy good long summer mountain walks with a minimum of 3000ft / 1000m of ascent over steep broken rocky ground in ascent and decent.

Ben Nevis 4 days – 3 mountain days

Day 1: On the first evening there will be a group briefing by a member of the Adventure Peaks team to give an overview of our courses, outline clothing and equipment needs and to issue you with any hire kit required.

Day 2: The first day will develop your skills to move safely and efficiently on snow covered terrain as well as what to do in the event of a slip.

  • Use of ice axe and crampons
  • Ice axe arrest
  • Step kicking

Days 3 & 4: The best weather day will be used to make the ascent of Ben Nevis with a second mountain walk on the reserve day.

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Dates & Prices

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DatesAvailabilityDays Price Select
5th Jan 2024 - 8th Jan 2024 Spaces4 £650 Book Now
12th Jan 2024 - 15th Jan 2024 Spaces4 £650 Book Now
19th Jan 2024 - 22nd Jan 2024 Spaces4 £650 Book Now
2nd Feb 2024 - 5th Feb 2024 Spaces4 £650 Book Now
23rd Feb 2024 - 26th Feb 2024 Spaces4 £650 Book Now
1st Mar 2024 - 4th Mar 2024 Spaces4 £650 Book Now
22nd Mar 2024 - 25th Mar 2024 Spaces4 £650 Book Now

* A deposit of £150 will be required at checkout.


Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

Single room supplement during course 3 nights - £50 per night £150
1 Extra night B&B - per night per person (on a twin basis) £52
1 Extra night DB&B - per night per person (on a twin basis) £77
1 Extra night B&B - £80 per night on a single basis £80

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip



Shani · 6 years ago ·

Well organised, felt very confident with the guides who took us. They were experienced and knew a lot about the place geographically which was really nice...the views from the top were incredible!

Tony · 8 years ago ·

First and foremost I had a fantastic trip which was organised very well, the Hotel Onich was in a beautiful location and was extremely comfortable complete with a drying room for kit. The staff were very friendly and polite and the food was spot on, just what you needed after a long day on the mountains :)

Our Guide Mark on the first day was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with, we walked a very nice ridge line over Stob Coire nan Lochan in some very snowy conditions, learnt to break trail, crampon and axe use and a great deal about weather and snow conditions. In the evening we learnt about avalanche risks and factors affecting snow and avalanche conditions.

For the second and third day I was fortunate to be one on one guided by John Walker, on the second day we set off up Ben Nevis consolidating crampon and ice axe use and discussing weather and snow conditions and navigation. We were extremely fortunate to be met with views from the summit ! it got clearer the longer we were up there and got some spectacular photos, the descent really consolidated working with the axe and keeping safe and secure. Was a brilliant day and John was extremely good company, I learnt a great deal and was impressed with his knowledge of been able to name every summit he could see ! Oh and I also learnt the importance of centrifugal force with restoring blood flow to hands haha,

The third day was surprisingly enough fantastic again ! We achieved the summits of 2 Munros as well as practising the various ways to self arrest with the axe, temperature was quite pleasant ! we were even able to stop for a brew on the summit of Stob Coire Altruim (That may possibly be incorrect !) before progressing onto Sto na Doire (again that one also may be incorrect, serves me right for not writing this as it was all fresh in my head !) A very pleasant experience and while walking with John it was just like been out with an extremely knowledgeable friend for a good day on the mountains learning a lot of new things,

All in all a brilliant trip and thank you very much to Adventure Peaks and to John and Mark for having me.

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