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Is it cold at the top of Ben Nevis?

Don’t assume the weather at the top of the mountain will be the same as the weather in Fort William, or even the car park. Even in summer, the summit and higher slopes of Ben Nevis can be very cold, wet, windy and covered in snow.

Is it cold at the top of Ben Nevis?

Don’t assume the weather at the top of the mountain will be the same as the weather in Fort William, or even the car park. Even in summer, the summit and higher slopes of Ben Nevis can be very cold, wet, windy and covered in snow.

What is the Weather like at the top of Ben Nevis?

Ben Nevis Weather (Days 0-3): Mostly dry. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 36°F on Wed afternoon, min 27°F on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

Is it safe to climb Ben Nevis in February?

Climbing Ben Nevis in the winter months is definitely not for everyone. It can be a long and tiring day, requiring a good level of fitness, and the weather conditions can be incredibly tough, with strong winds and poor to zero visibility on the upper parts of the mountain being quite likely.

Which is the hottest month on Ben Nevis?

July
July is the hottest month in Ben Nevis with an average temperature of 16°C (61°F) and the coldest is January at 5°C (41°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 5 in August. The wettest month is October with an average of 73mm of rain.

How hard is climbing Ben Nevis?

It is a difficult and potentially dangerous climb, and takes an average of 4 hours to climb with a further 2-3 hours to climb back down. However, as long as you are properly prepared and understand the risks involved, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to make the climb and have a great time doing so!

Is there a phone signal on Ben Nevis?

Will my mobile phone work? Yes, but not on all sections of the path. Reception can be patchy.

Which is harder to climb Ben Nevis or Scafell Pike?

Although Ben Nevis is the highest, the path to Scafell Pike is the least well marked. Or you might find Snowdon the hardest because you’re doing it last and you’re exhausted.

Which is harder to climb Ben Nevis or Snowdon?

​Snowdon is 1085m high compared to Ben Nevis at 1345m high. If you start in Llanberis at 110m above sea level, the height gain is 990m and the distance is 7.3km each way. So, Ben Nevis is about one third bigger than Snowdon if you walk the Llanberis path. If Snowdon took you 6 hours, Ben Nevis will take you 8 hours.

Which is harder Snowdon or Ben Nevis?