Ben Nevis Camping

Ben Nevis Winter Camping

from £175.00

Our newest adventure introduced in winter 2017. This is the ultimate of ascending the highest peak of Scotland. Camping on the summit of Ben Nevis.

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  • Reviews 1 Review
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided Tour
  • Activity Level Extreme
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Ben Nevis Winter Camping.

This is something very unique and only Unexplored Scotland offers a night in the winter on top of Ben Nevis. This is a real adventure since the conditions in the winter can be a bit hairy at times and you will also have the summit to ourselves and don’t need to share the moment with a lot of people. We also provide 4 season tents, which will stand up to almost anything and inflatable sleeping mats. Since there is very little daylight available it makes perfect sense you just take your time on the ascent and not be rushed to get back down before it gets dark.

Allt a’Mhuilinn and the Pony Track is the easiest approach to the summit. If the conditions permit an ascent via Coire Leiss is also possible. The path could be covered by fresh snow at any time of the winter. Finding the way up is still pretty straight forward. Starting at the North face car park you will walk up to the C.I.C. Hut and view the impressive Nevis North Face. Then over to the Pony track and up to the summit.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Qualified Winter Mountain Leader or MIC
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Ski goggles
  • Warm hat
  • Tent
  • Sleeping mat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Stove
  • Cooking utensils
  • Friendly, relaxing and professional environment
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Food
  1. Day1 The Ascent

    Meet early in the morning at the North Face Car Park and start walking towards the CIC Hut. Should reach the summit at mid afternoon and pitch the tents.

  2. Day 2 The Descent

    After breakfast and enjoying the quiet summit pack everything and head back down. Should reach the car park at early afternoon.


We will always try our best to camp on the summit of Ben Nevis. However, we can’t really control the rather unpredictable weather on the mountain. In the event of adverse weather we will find an alternative camping site at Ben Nevis.

If you use our crampons you need either B2 or B3 boots. Have fitting ones with your own crampons but they have to be at least stiff B1 boots.

We would only advise 4 season winter sleeping bags. Either synthetic hollow fibre or down filling is suitable.

Overall Rating
Marcos C
Reviewed On 16/04/2017

Camping on the summit of Ben Nevis was an absolute amazing experience. To be there when everyone else has already turned around and have the sunset and sunrise only for you was an blissful experience. I don’t know how it would be ion bad weather, since I got lucky and experienced clear skies (during the night, temperature have reached -5º, but the equipment was good). Also, Andreas is really a nice guy, a very helpful and easygoing person. Recommended!


Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price per Person Availability    
12th February 2019 - 13th February 2019
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5th March 2019 - 6th March 2019
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26th March 2019 - 27th March 2019
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16th April 2019 - 17th April 2019
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