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Unicef Ben Nevis Summer

Fort William

  • Duration: Weekend
  • Charity Events
  • Moderate
  • Weekends, May - October

About this Adventure

The Ben Nevis Summer Ascent in support of Unicef is available on alternate weekends (Friday to Sunday) from May to October. You can join as an individual or any size group, and if you have a group of 8 or more participants we can offer the challenge exclusively for you on any date of your choice! Choose your preferred dates from the calendar and hit "Book Now". Fundraising options can be found under the “More Information” tab

Quick Facts

  • 1 days guiding by an experienced guide on Ben Nevis
  • Distance - 11 miles/18km
  • Ascent - 4359ft/1329 metres
  • Summit - 4408ft/1344 metres
  • 1 days guiding by an experienced guide on Ben Nevis
  • Accommodation is provided
  • We run this trip between May and October, however you can do the 'Ben' in winter to experience some winter mountaineering, see Ben Nevis - Winter.
  • Many years experience on Ben Nevis - we also adhere to the mountain code and work with the John Muir Trust to ensure the conservation of ‘The Ben'.
  • You need a reasonable level of fitness

More Information

How to register in support of Unicef
The Ben Nevis Sumer Ascent in support of Unicef is available on alternate weekends (Friday to Sunday) from May to October. You can join as an individual or any size group, and if you have a group of 8 or more participants we can offer the challenge exclusively for you on any date of your choice! Choose your preferred dates from the calendar and hit "Book Now".
 
How to fundraise for Unicef
To do this challenge there is a non-refundable registration fee of £75 per person, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking. You can then choose between the two different options below.
Self-Funding
£75 registration fee at the time of booking £174 balance due 10 weeks before departure. With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge. This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for Unicef.
Minimum Sponsorship Pledge £75 registration fee at the time of booking £350 minimum fundraising target 50% to be raised 10 weeks before departure. With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 50% of your fundraising target to Unicef 10 weeks before departure date.
*Select funding type in the “optional extras” when booking*
 
About Unicef
Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are fed, vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws, policies and customs to help protect children than anyone else in history. We have a track record for getting things done. We live in a dangerous world where millions of children are suffering and dying unnecessarily. They face violence, disease, hunger and the chaos of war and disaster. Unicef’s aim is to protect every child in danger, transform their lives and build a safer world for tomorrow’s children. In the UK, we work with schools to put the Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture. This leads to positive outcomes for the whole community. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org.uk
 
 About Ben Nevis Ascent
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain and stands 1344m high, rising from sea level at Loch Linnhe and towering over the town of Fort William. Going from the bottom to the top of the mountain you pass through 4 different vegetation zones. There is snow on the summit for much of the year; indeed it is not uncommon to find 8 feet of snow on the top during April. Every year we run summer ascents of Ben Nevis, led by qualified mountain leaders. Our ascent from the visitor centre avoids the foreboding cliffs seen in the photographs and follows a walking route that will take approximately 8 - 10 hrs at a steady pace (the key to progress on a mountain is steady pacing and not speed and pause). If you are lucky with the weather then the views from the summit, and even from half way up, are quite stunning. On a good day, you can see all the way to the majestic rock spires of The Isle of Skye and look the other way, down Loch Linnhe to the Irish Sea. The trip is fully guided by an experienced mountain leader with lots of experience on Ben Nevis!
 
Optional Extras
  • Single Room Supplement £45.00 per person per night
  • Extra night £75.00 per person per night for twin accommodation
  • Extra night £95.00 per person per night for single room accommodation
Please select from Optional Extras at Checkout.
 
Why Book With Us
We know you have a choice of companies to climb Ben Nevis with. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:
  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We try to give you the best service we can
  • We are aware this is your adventure/challenge and will do our best to facilitate it
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back many years

Itinerary

We normally run this Ben Nevis Summer Ascent over a weekend, Friday to Sunday, however if you would like to do this at any other time, including midweek, then please contact us. A typical itinerary looks like this:
Day 1 - Arrival
Make your way to Fort William and your accommodation.
Evening briefing, route planning and equipment check with your guide.
Day 2
Breakfast and then depart for Ben Nevis.
Climb Ben Nevis following a route from the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre.
Return to your accommodation for a relaxing evening.
Day 3 - Departure
Depart after a hearty breakfast to make your way home.

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members' fitness, and weather conditions or for any other reason
Please aim to arrive at your accommodation the Friday afternoon/evening in time for the evening briefing at 8 pm, and to be ready for the start of the hike the next day.

Inclusions

What's Included:
  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified mountain leaders
  • Evening briefing, route planning and equipment check
  • Two nights twin room accommodation with breakfast (Single rooms are available at a supplement)
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders
  • Transfers between hotel and Ben Nevis
  • Glasgow International Airport arrival and departure transfers are available at a supplement

Exclusions

What's Not:
  • Travel to or from your accommodation
  • Evening meals/Packed Lunches/Beverages
  • Personal Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)

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