Ben Nevis is situated in the Highland region of Scotland and it is the highest mountain in Scotland and the United Kingdom. It is 1,344meteres (4,409ft) high and it attracts over 100,000 visitors each year you climb to the summit.
The first recorded accent to the top of Ben Nevis was in 1777 and that was by an Edinburgh botanist by the name of James Robertson.
There is more than one route up to the summit of Ben Nevis, the most popular route is the Ben Path. This can be accessed via a bridge from the youth hostel or the visitor centre and it has a path pretty much all the way to the summit. It is suitable for all ages and the climb to the top is gradual, although you do have to allocate a reasonable amount of time depending on how fast you go.
There are other routes to the top, the most dangerous and some would say most invigorating route is to climb the Tower Ridge which has a 600 metre accent and is for experience climbers only.
The best time to climb Ben Nevis is in the warmer and dryer summer months from May- September. The mountain can be climbed in the winter but there is often high snowfall and it does become a lot more dangerous.