Training for Ben Nevis

Posted on August 16, 2019

Training for Ben Nevis

Do you need to train before walking up Ben Nevis?
  • Anyone who is reasonably fit with no health problems should be able to walk up and down Ben Nevis in under 8 hours.
  • You shouldn’t need to ‘train’ specifically for the walk, but of course any extra uphill walking beforehand will help and the fitter you are then the more you’ll enjoy it!
  • Try walking a 16km walk that’s reasonably flat in the first instance, if you can’t complete that then you’ll struggle walking up Ben Nevis.
  • Why not try some lower peaks first?
  • If in ANY doubt – ask your doctor.


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