For some, Britain is just seen as the training ground for climbing bigger ranges around the world, but nowadays people are starting to appreciate the British mountains in their own right as a place for a mountaineering holiday.
The great thing about mountaineering holidays is it often doesn’t matter if you want to go along alone as there are plenty of others in the group to keep you company.
Climbing Ben Nevis, Scotland
Ben Nevis in Scotland is the highest mountain in the British Isles at 1,344m. There are lots of routes to climb Ben Nevis with varying difficulty.
The most straight forward route (although pretty strenuous by hill walking standards) is the Mountain Track. It takes between six to eight hours to climb from top to bottom on this route, but it depends on the weather and how many photo breaks you take. It’s totally free to hike – you don’t need a permit – but parking at the bottom does cost £3 per car.
Climbing Ben Nevis can be done without a guide, but if you want a guided tour Abacus Mountain Guides run bi-weekly tours up Ben Nevis during the summer months, plus more challenging mountaineering holiday routes as well.