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distance 9.52mi Vertical gain +4997ft Vertical drop -5003ft Durée 8h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

A very interesting alternative, full of variations, to the normal route to reach the summit of the famous Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Great Britain. It is a wilder variant than the normal route. Without being too technical it remains a solid hike. It allows walkers the opportunity to contemplate the very famous north face of Ben Nevis.

Walks near CIC Hut

distance 8.1mi Vertical gain +4432ft Vertical drop -4154ft Durée 7h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

This walk in the mountains north of Fort William visits the summits of Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag, both of which exceed 4,000 feet above sea level. The views on a good day are stunning especially of Ben Nevis. The route contains plenty of ascent and you should remember that suitable clothing is essential so you can cope with rapid changes in weather. There are also snow cornices to be considered.

From Kinlochleven to Fort William
distance 15.03mi Vertical gain +1647ft Vertical drop -1663ft Durée 8h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Highland

The seventh and last stage of the WHW makes us evolve in a beautiful setting, at the foot of the Mamore hills. We then cross lightly wooded areas, from which we benefit from a prominent view of Ben Nevis, the highest point in Great Britain. Arrival in the city of Fort William marks the end of this long hike.

From Kingshouse Hotel to Kinlochleven
distance 8.9mi Vertical gain +1109ft Vertical drop -1864ft Durée 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Highland

The sixth stage of the WHW takes us through the highest point of the entire hike, an unnamed pass at an altitude of 550m. After a pleasant walk at the foot of Beinn a’ Chrùlaiste, you reach the pass by climbing the Devil's Staircase, an easier climb than the name of this path suggests. We then descend on good paths or wide tracks on the former small industrial town of Kinochleven.

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