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Ben Nevis Winter Guided Training and Ascent

Available During: Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr £195 pp

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Ben Nevis Winter Guided Training and Ascent

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Attaining the summit of the mighty Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK, in winter conditions is an amazing experience and is not an undertaking for the fainthearted! It is cold, can be very windy and has a substantial snow covering! It is almost unrecognisable from the summer.

We offer guided ascents every Saturday (trip duration 2 days) from December – April so all you need to do is choose the date that suits you and we’ll do all the hard work.  As well as a qualified mountain leader, you will be supported by our dedicated team to make sure your experience is fun and safe whilst helping you achieve your goals.

Day 1 of your guided winter ascent includes a training day to make sure you have all the necessary skills to successfully summit Ben Nevis.

Quick Facts

  • Highest peak in the UK
  • 2 days’ guiding by a qualified winter mountain leader
  • A winter skills training day on the Saturday, followed by an ascent of Ben Nevis on the Sunday
  • Distance – 11 miles (18km)
  • Ascent – 1,329 metres (4,359ft)
  • Summit – 1,344 metres (4,408ft)
  • You need to be fit for an ascent which may take 8-10hrs
  • 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’. Join us for a great adventure …

About & Details

We run this trip between December and April.  This is a 2 day challenge; 1 day learning essential skills for walking in wintery conditions, using an ice axe and crampons safely and correctly and covering basic winter navigation techniques and 1 day walking Ben Nevis.

This adventure is also available as a package with accommodation.  Please see optional extras for additional charges.

Should you wish to book a bespoke event on a date of your choice, please send us an enquiry and one of our travel experts will be in touch.

Inclusions

  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified mountain leaders
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders.
Exclusions
  • Travel to and from Fort William
  • Lunches, evening meals or beverages
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Winter boots and personal technical kit (crampons, ice axe and helmet). These are available as optional extras.
  • Accommodation (this is available as an optional extra).

Optional Extras

  • Accommodation £75.00 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people)
  • Accommodation £125 per night for single room accommodation
  • Should you wish to hire technical equipment (crampons, ice axe, helmets, rigid mountaineering boots), please contact the office.

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout. 

Guided Ascent Departures

We run the Winter Ben Nevis ascents every Saturday from December to the end of April.  To book any number of participants onto an event, simply select the date in the calendar and follow the booking procedure.  You will receive an automated confirmation and full details will follow from our office in due course.

Package and Bespoke Options

If you would like to book this challenge as a package (accommodation included), or as a bespoke event, please contact our travel experts.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Saturday

    Meet your mountain leader at the base of Ben Nevis ready for your winter skills training day.

  • Day 2 - Sunday

    Today you summit Ben Nevis.  Return to your accommodation (if you are staying one more night) and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Disclaimer

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, weather conditions or for any other reason the guide may deem necessary.

 

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Charity Information

How to take part for Charity
To do this challenge for a charity there is a non-refundable registration fee, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking.  You can then choose between the two different options below.

Self-Funding
Pay a registration fee at the time of booking then the 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 a registration fee at the time of booking and confirm with your charity their minimum fundraising requirements for the balance.  This will typically be double the cost of the adventure, less the registration fee.  With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 10 weeks before the departure date.

For more details of how fundraising works please read our step by step guide here or contact us for help.

Maximum Adventure work with lots of charities to offer our events as fundraising opportunities.  You can find our Charity Events from the ‘Menu’ in the corner of your screen or from our homepage.  If your chosen charity is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to approach them on your behalf.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. 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 will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you

Payment Terms

  • Full payment taken at time of booking