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Ben Nevis

We offer bespoke guiding on Ben Nevis both in Summer and In Winter.

Ben Nevis is the highest and most impressive mountain in Scotland and therefore in the UK  we offer bespoke guiding on Ben Nevis both in Summer and In Winter.


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The Mountain track is the usual way up Ben Nevis and provides a long challenging walk, expect 7 – 8hrs depending on fitness.

Decide which day suits you and get in touch and  one of our local guides will tailor the day to suit you and your group.

This can be for the Mountain Track but there are other way’s to reach the summit of the highest peak in the UK

Ledge Route provides a brilliant and airy ridge scramble to Carn Dearg, the northerly summit of Ben Nevis. The Carn Mor Dearg Arete provides Scotland with one of its best scrambles which also demands a great head for heights and higher levels of fitness. Both of these routes are round on the North Face a much more remote environment.

For groups of any size we will guide the way on the best route for you, chosen to fit your experience and aspirations and to give you a more challenging way to the top.

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To enquire please call the centre on 01855 831 100 or complete the enquiry form below.

How much does it cost?

The prices are below and we will provide any technical gear required such as ropes and harnesses.

On the Mountain Track we can provide guides for your group at a ratio of one guide for up to ten people in the group. This works out at a very cost effective £25 per person.


On Ledge route and the CMD arete due to the technical nature of the ground we run a maximum ratio of  1:4.

Ledge route & the CMD arete
No. People  Price per 1 day
1 £180.00
2 £200.00
3 £220.00
4 £240.00
5+ £250.00

Your Instructors

Kev Shields

Kev Shields

Disciplines: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing

I'm originally from Ayrshire but stay in Fort William now so I can focus totally on my climbing. I feel I've pushed certain facets of my climbing as far as I can considering I have only one hand so next for me is to move onto the Greater Ranges and my first trip to the Himalayas is in the pipeline. I work at the Ice Factor as they allow me to work part time and very kindly sponsor me which allows me more time to climb/train and with severe problems after my fall time is at a premium to achieve as many of my ambitions as possible. I also work there as I find the team great to work with.

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Pete Hyde

Pete Hyde

Disciplines: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Guiding

Hi. I am Pete, the Chief Instructor for the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven and the Snow Factor Ice Wall at Braehead. I escaped from my former life as a Special Needs teacher in 1999 by becoming a free-lance Outdoor Instructor and then spent 10 years as an Outward Bound Instructor in the Highlands before moving on to a series of senior instructor roles around Lochaber and Speyside.

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Can’t find a date or time to suit? 

Give our friendly team a wee call on 01855 831100 anytime between 9am-6pm as we often have additional availability on site. 

Have a great day. We look forward to hearing from you! 

The Ice Factor Team 

Juniors aged 12-18 may only book via phone: 01855 831100.


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