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Prevent Breast Cancer Ben Nevis Ascent

Scotland

  • Duration: Weekend
  • Charity Events
  • Fit
  • Available During: May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct

About this Adventure

The Ben Nevis Sumer Ascent in support of Prevent Breast Cancer 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"

Quick Facts

  • Distance – 11 miles/18km
  • Ascent – 4359ft/1329m
  • Summit – 4408ft/1344m
  • 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 Book
The Ben Nevis Sumer Ascent in support of Prevent Breast Cancer 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 Prevent Breast Cancer
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 Prevent Breast Cancer.
Minimum Sponsorship Pledge £75 registration fee at the time of booking £400 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 Prevent Breast Cancer 10 weeks before departure date.
About Prevent Breast Cancer
Prevent Breast Cancer is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer. Our research will one day bring about the world where breast cancer is preventable and thousands are saved from ever experiencing this terrible disease. We aim to do this by seed-funding ground breaking research projects that fall under four research pillars, these being: Gene Research, Early Detection and Screening , Preventative Drugs and Diet and Lifestyle. We are based at the University Hospital South Manchester (UHSM). Much of our work is conducted here and also in partnership with several other research facilities in the UK. Our researchers are based at The Nightingale Centre– the first breast cancer centre in Europe entirely dedicated to research into prevention. The Nightingale Centre is a world-class facility leading the way in breast cancer early diagnosis and prevention research. Prevent Breast Cancer collaborates nationally and internationally with the very best experts in the field. Sadly, 1 in 9 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime and it is the most common cancer in the UK (it accounts for 15% of all cancer diagnoses), yet only 3.6% of all cancer research funding is spent on prevention. Despite all of this we receive no government or statutory funding. This is why it is essential that we continue fundraising.
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 looking 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
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
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

  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified mountain leaders
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders
  • Evening briefing, route planning and equipment check
  • Two nights twin room hotel accommodation with breakfast Single rooms are available at a supplement of £45

Exclusions

  • Travel to and from Fort William
  • Lunches/evening meals and beverages
  • Personal Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)

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