The challenge of walking to the highest peak of the UK is one of the ultimate goals of many people. Breath taking scenery, fresh clean air and a sense of freedom are what you get when you reach the summit.
We leave the hotel and cross to the start of our trek by the visitor centre in Glen Nevis, crossing the footbridge over the River Nevis then working our way up the mountain with frequent stops to view the surroundings and for photos along the way. Approaching the higher slopes, we stop to adjust our clothing as it gets colder as we get higher. Arriving on the summit, we admire the views in all directions and hopefully get some photos. There are lots to see on and from the summit like the old observatory and hotel, the emergency shelter and the views of the lochs, glens and Caledonian Canal.
After a lunch stop on the summit or just before it, we return on the “tourist track” again to the glen below. The scenery in all directions (subject to weather) is outstanding from start to finish.
Arriving back in the glen, we return to our hotel for a hot bath or shower before the celebration meal in the hotel and presentation of certificates and other items.
Some people like to complete this challenge as part of walking the National 3 Peaks. Ben Nevis is the ideal mountain to start and you do not have to walk the 3 peaks consecutively.
On the Sunday morning you will be taken after breakfast to look at the flight of locks on the Caledonian Canal then its back to the hotel to say our goodbyes as we depart.
Transport to Fort William from Sheffield may be available depending on numbers for a small charge.
Duration : 3 days (Fri 4pm to 7pm we meet at the hotel in Fort William to Sunday 10am)
Grade : Moderate
11th – 12th June 2016
2nd – 3rd July 2016
13th – 14th August 2016
23rd to 25th June 2017
28th to 30th July 2017
15th to 17th September 2017
Group dates can be arranged on request
Self Funded : Registration fee of £45, plus a balance of £254 (£260 for 2017 events)
Fundraising : Registration fee of £45, plus a fundraising Target of £490 (£510 for 2017 events)
What is Included
All snacks, food and drinks throughout the trip
Full mini bus support and qualified guides throughout
What is not included
Personal outdoor clothing
Water bottle or hydration pack
Spending money (Recommended £30)
Transport to Fort William
See below for a few images we have taken on previous challenge events;