The Nevis Range is a fantastic collection of Munros taking the title of amongst Scotlandís highest and most challenging mountains. The area can logically be split into 3 sections. Ben Nevis itself and Carn Mor Dearg head up the western end of the range, and are connected by the high sweeping infamous Carn Mor Dearg arÍte taking you up Ben Nevisís awesome north face. Many hold this is one of the best ridge walks in Scotland. Ben Nevis can be climbed from the south via what is known as the touristís path. As Britainís highest mountain some 100000 people a year take this route.
The next group is the Aonachs and perhaps the tamest of the area. Aonach Mor has been thoroughly developed and is the site for the Nevis Range Ski Centre on its north facing slopes These can be avoided by the walker, by approaching from Glen Nevis in the south.
Further east sits the final group called the Grey Corries. These hills are topped in grey quartzite hence the name. There are four Munros all in and undoubtedly create one of Scotlandís finest mountaineering expeditions, perfect for the long summer days.
As mentioned the Munros in this area are amongst the highest in Scotland, many above the holy grail 4000ft mark. These Munros are affectionately known as the Lochaber 4000-footers.
Lochaber is the official outdoor capital of the UK and there really is something for everyone, not just the walkers. The skiing in this area has seen bumper trade in the last few years and the facilities have been constantly updated to support this. In the summer months Aonach Mor also plays host to the world downhill mountain biking championship on its purpose built course and is a fantastic day out.
Fort William makes an ideal base with a ton of amenities available. The town is on the main Glasgow to Mallaig train line and most Munros are within walking distance of the town centre (The Grey Corries are slightly further out and best tackled from Spean Bridge).