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Breast Cancer Now - Ben Nevis Summer Ascent

Scottish Highlands

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

About this Adventure

Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain stands at 1,344m high and is located in the Western Highlands of Scotland. This is a magnificent mountain with 360 degrees of stunning scenery

Quick Facts

  • Distance – 11 miles (18km)
  • Ascent – 1,329m (4,359ft)
  • Summit – 1,344m (4,408ft)
  • 1 days' guiding by an experienced mountain leader on Ben Nevis
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • 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'

More Information

Right now, breast cancer is at a tipping point. More women are surviving. But more are being diagnosed than ever before. One in eight women in the UK will face breast cancer in their lifetime. And every 45 minutes, another woman dies from the disease. We’re going to change that. We’re Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity – and we're dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.

How to book in support of Breast Cancer Now
You can join an open challenge as an individual or any size group any weekend (Friday to Sunday) between May and October inclusive, just select the dates of your choice from the calendar. If you are a group of 8 or more participants we can run this challenge exclusively for you on any dates from May to October.
To register for this challenge there is a non-refundable registration fee of £99 per person, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking. You can then choose between the two different options below.
Fundraising for Breast Cancer Now
To participate in this challenge there is a non-refundable registration fee of £99 per person, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking. You can then choose between the two different options below.
 
Self-Funding £99 registration fee at the time of booking £150 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 Breast Cancer Now.
 
Minimum Sponsorship Pledge £99 registration fee at the time of booking £300 minimum fundraising target 80% to be raised 10 weeks before departure With the minimum sponsorship pledge option you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to Breast Cancer Now 10 weeks before departure date.
 
About Breast Cancer Now
We’re Breast Cancer Now and by 2050, we will stop all women dying of breast cancer. We’re a charity with a different approach and attitude. Borderless, diverse, interdependent – we’re an open source of knowledge and experience, pushing ourselves to fill every gap in our understanding, leaving no stone unturned. By funding the world’s brightest researchers up and down the country, we ask the big questions and are working tirelessly to answer them. For every woman that outlives breast cancer, our lives are richer and filled with possibility. And for every woman that dies, we’re filled with a greater resolve to reach our goal. They remind us to live every day like we mean it, because time matters. They inspire us to stand together – creating a collective force for good – whose energy is impossible to ignore. With extraordinary strength of will, we’ll move from a disease that causes fear and emptiness to a generation where everybody lives. There’s no time to lose. Because each day or month or year we give back means the future has changed for good. Together we can get there faster – and give everyone more time to live.
Standing on top of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, gives an amazing sense of achievement. At 1344m above sea level it is not uncommon to find over 2m of snow on the summit in March. Weather conditions permit us to run this course anytime from May to October. Please enquire should you wish to do a winter version (Dec - Apr).

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement £55.00 per person per night
  • Extra night £75.00 per night for twin accommodation
  • Extra night £95.00 per night for single room accommodation
Please select from Optional Extras at Checkout. If booking boot hire, please enter your normal shoe size in the group/charity box on the booking form.
 

Walk Only

If you would like to do this challenge as a Walk Only (no accommodation) please contact us at the office.

Why Book With Us

We know you have a choice of companies with whom to do a Ben Nevis Summer Ascent. 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, 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 short taxi transfer to the base of 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. Please aim to arrive at your accommodation the Friday afternoon/evening in time for the evening briefing at 8pm and to be ready for the start of the hike the next day.

Charity Information

How to take part for Breast Cancer Now

To participate in this challenge for a Breast Cancer Now there is a non-refundable registration fee of £99 per person, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking. You can then choose between the two different options below.
 
Self-Funding Pay £99 registration fee at the time of booking then the remaining 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 the charity.

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge Pay £99 registration fee at the time of booking and commit to a minimum sponsorship pledge with Breast Cancer Now. With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the Breast Cancer Now 10 weeks before the departure date.

*Select funding option from the “optional extras” during booking.
 

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 £55 per person per night

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)

Departures

Book a bespoke event on any date

We run the Ben Nevis Summer Ascent as an open or bespoke event. Our open events run fortnightly every Friday to Sunday from May to the end of October. For bookings of 6 people or more, we also run this as an exclusive event on the dates of your choosing. To book any number of participants on to an event, simply select the date in the calendar and follow the booking procedure. You will then receive an automated confirmation and full details will follow from our office in due course.

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