Ben Nevis is the highest Munro and indeed the highest mountain in the British Isles sitting at 4409ft. Ben Nevis has two very different sides to it. The southern slopes are well developed with a long zigzagging route the entire way to the summit known as "the tourist’s route". This path offers very little in the way of solitude and the views are reserved until the summit. An estimated 100,000 people use this path every year. The north face (which none of these people will see) on the other hand has to be one of the most impressive rock formations in the UK. There are 700m drops through near vertical cliffs to Corrie Leis a corrie between Ben Nevis and its neighbouring Munro Carn Mor Dearg. Some of Scotland’s most challenging rock climbing routes can be found on this face. Connecting Carn Mor Dearg to Ben Nevis as mentioned is Coire Leis. Walking round the rim of this corrie is known as the Carn Mor Dearg Arête and is one of Scotland’s best ridge walks. The views of the North Face of Ben Nevis are incredible throughout.
The summit of Ben Nevis has the ruins of the old oberservatory that was abandoned due to funding issues in 1904.
Throughout the years Ben Nevis has been the host to several strange events including a team of guys carrying a piano to the summit for whatever reason. Legend has it another chancer also drove a Model T Ford to the summit!
The summit of Ben Nevis sits on a huge rocky plateau, with as you would imagine superb views in all directions