Ben Nevis Weather

The biggest danger by far when climbing Ben Nevis is the constantly changing weather conditions. Despite being a majestic mount with beautiful scenery, Ben Nevis can also be a dangerous mountain at times.

Weather conditions can change within minutes and conditions differ from the base to the peak.  A beautiful day at the start of your climb can turn into a concerning situation once you reach the summit.

Being Mindful of Google Forecasts

When searching on Google for ‘Ben Nevis Weather’ you’ll notice that they show a 7-day weather forecast directly in the search results. They gather this information from

Please be mindful when using that information as the forecast displayed is actually for Fort William, a nearby town. This is not an accurate guide for what the weather will be like on your climb.