What is the hut at the top of Ben Nevis?

the CIC Hut
A descent of 200 metres from this corrie leads to the Charles Inglis Clark Memorial Hut (known as the CIC Hut), a private mountain hut 680 metres (2,230 ft) above sea level, owned by the Scottish Mountaineering Club and used as a base for the many climbing routes on the mountain’s north face.

What climbing grade is Ben Nevis?

You will have incredible views of the north face of Ben Nevis the whole way. Although it is only a Grade 1 scramble, the ridgeline is very exposed.

Is there water up Ben Nevis?

You can drink from the streams but the water is not tested and there is no guarantee of its purity. Just remember that some days there are over 1000 people on the mountain and there are no toilet facilities. To be safe take bottled water, at least 2 litres per person on a sunny day.

What is the hardest route up Ben Nevis?

There are two main walking routes up Ben Nevis. The Mountain Track (sometimes called the Tourist Track or the Pony Track) is used by most walkers, whilst the Carn Mor Dearg Arête route presents a more challenging climb for more experienced hikers.

Is there a cafe up Ben Nevis?

There is a restaurant on the top serving drinks and hot food and also a cafe at the bottom. Also, there is a gift shop with some nice items at the top.

How hard is Tower Ridge?

The normal route up Tower Ridge is a graded 3S as a scramble (the highest scrambling grade), and contains short pitches of rock climbing graded as difficult. It is one of the few mountain routes in Scotland with sufficient length and exposure to be considered Alpine in character.

Why are Scotts called Ben?

“Beinn” is a common Gaelic word for “mountain”, “Nibheis” is usually translated as “malicious” or “venomous”. An alternative interpretation is that “Beinn Nibheis” derives from “beinn nèamh-bhathais”, “clouds” and “top of a man’s head”, thus translated as “the mountain with its head in the clouds”.

Can a child climb Ben Nevis?

Dont attempt Ben Nevis (North side),should only be attempted by experienced climbers. The tourist route path is easy to follow,well worn path and large cairns marks the route across the plateau. I think your children will enjoy this trip aswell as yourself.

Are there toilets on Ben Nevis?

There are toilets at the Visitor Center you can use but they are only available during the Center’s opening hours. There are NO TOILETS on Ben Nevis itself.

How many calories do you burn climbing Ben Nevis?

In summary we climbed 4,042 feet in a little under seven hours. During this time we walked 10.32 miles, making 22,197 steps and burned well over 3000 calories.

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