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Ben Nevis Weekend Trek

Friday 9th June 2017

Conquer the highest peak in the British Isles in this exciting weekend adventure

People trekking along Ben Nevis

Date: 9th – 11th June / 11th – 13th August 2017
Registration fee:
£75
Sponsorship target: No minimum
Trip costs: £275

The Scottish Highlands are full of enchantment with the ancient past all around. You will be overwhelmed by the increasing remoteness and the unspoilt environment as you leave the lowlands.

 

Ben Nevis (Gaelic translation ‘Mountain of Heaven’) itself is the highest point in the British Isles and stands at the lofty height of 1343m or 400ft above sea level.

 

Our Challenge takes us into the heart of the Nevis Range, a breathtaking mountainous land; our only goal is to reach the summit of Ben Nevis.

 

Contact the events team for more information.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive late afternoon for a full briefing about the weekend’s events and evening meal
  • Day 2: After a good breakfast we begin our ascent of Ben Nevis, it can take between 6 to 8 hours depending on weather conditions. We climb steadily to Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe, then tackle the famous Zig Zags, finally crossing the boulder field to the summit cairn. Time to rest and reflect before beginning our descent. Return to hotel for celebration meal
  • Day 3: After a good rest overnight we are free to make our way home.

What’s included?

Accommodation
A local hotel in Fort William will be our base for the weekend.

 

Meals
All meals are included from a Friday evening welcome meal to Sunday morning breakfast. Food will be energy rich and in plentiful supply to keep you going.

 

Guiding team
An experienced mountain leader will accompany the challenge. They will be a qualified first aider with the team at all times.

 

Transfers
Local transfers to and from the start/finish point will be arranged. Transfers to and from local transport hubs can also be arranged.

 

Please note that return travel to Fort William from your home is not included and you will need to make your own travel arrangements for this.

Kit

You might need to buy some kit for this trip. A comprehensive kit list will be provided once you have completed you registration but below are some items you may need.

 

  • Light weight fleece
  • Medium weight fleece
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Walking trousers
  • Sturdy walking boots with ankle support
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Daysack (rucksack to be used during the day, no more than 25 -35 litres)
  • Walking poles
  • Headtorch

 

Weather

Ben Nevis has notoriously changeable weather conditions. Please come prepared for all weather. Although this event takes place in the summer you must bring a hat, sturdy walking boots and layers so you can adjust your level of warmth.

Costs and Sponsorship

We ask everyone who signs up to cover the costs of the trip themselves. This is payable directly to the tour operator – Discover Adventure

 

There is no sponsorship target, we will support you to raise as much as you can

 

Registration fee: £75
Trip costs: £275

Sign up now

Sign up online for the Ben Nevis Weekend Trek.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this event please get in touch with us on 020 8614 3858 or send us an email and we can happily help.