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Ben Nevis Winter Guided Training and Ascent – 2 Days

Available During: Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr£225 pp

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Ben Nevis Winter Guided Training and Ascent – 2 Days

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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.

We strongly recommend that you book accommodation and arrive in Fort William on Friday afternoon to give yourself plenty of time to organise kit hire if needed.

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, goggles, rigid mountain boots and helmet)
  • Accommodation (this is available as an optional extra)

Optional Extras

  • Accommodation £110.00 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people)
  • Accommodation £160.00 per night for single room accommodation

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.

We strongly recommend that you book accommodation and arrive in Fort William on Friday afternoon to give yourself plenty of time to organise kit hire if needed.

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 for a morning briefing at a pre-determined meeting point in Fort William, ready for your winter skills training day.

  • Day 2 - Sunday

    Today you meet your mountain leader at the Ben Nevis visitor centre ready to summit Ben Nevis.

Notes:

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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Reviews

Find some of the reviews our wonderful customers have left for us below, or read them all here!

Heather Parr
3 months ago

Maximum Adventure exceeded expectations, planning a trip for me last minute and off season through the glorious Lake District. The hotels were top rate, as was the food and my daily gluten free sandwich. Nathalie got the route guide sent to me in a couple of days and the baggage service was impeccable. It was the only tour guide company that responded immediately to my last minute request. Looking forward to more adventures with your company!!!

Chris Evans
3 months ago

David and I walked the Speyside Way in September 2023 and very much enjoyed the adventure. Maximum Adventure Ltd organised our nightly accommodation and uplifting of our luggage in a seamless manner, which made the whole trip so easy with no stress. This is the second time that I have personally used Maximum Adventures Ltd and I would recommend them to others as they offer a friendly and efficient service.

Göte Fredriksson
4 months ago

We realy appreciated the tour we did on Hadrians Wall path in May.Beautiful scenery, decent weather, god arrangements including lodging, transport, bagagehandling etc. We came well prepared . In this preparation Maximum adventures gave us great support, as we are coming from abroad with no knowledge of conditions on the path. We had great BnBs and could concentrate on de daily walks that gave us great pleasure.Thank you England and Hadrians Wall path for your friendly reception and well mantained walking path.Thank you Maximum Adventures for your good service.We would love to come back in the future.

Jerry Kashinski
4 months ago

Maximum Adventure did a great job for us. With less than a month's notice, it set up an itinerary, lodging and luggage porterage for a walk from Carlisle to Newcastle, England along Hadrian's Wall. The lodging was fantastic, as was the itinerary and support during the walk. We'd definitely use Maximum Adventure again and would recommend them without reservation!

Fiona Reilly
5 months ago

I was part of a climb on 23/09, didn't think I would make ut, but I did. The descent was a different story.. I got jelly legs and lost my confidence. If it wasn't for James, my Sherpa would never have made it. Can't thank him enough, Will, met you briefly.Both of them were very knowledgeable, we had the most amazing views at the summit...the pain is still worth it and

Tom Graham
5 months ago

I walked the West Highland Way with my dad and brother. The organisation was excellent by Samantha. Itinerary and instructions were clear and all the bookings and luggage transfers went smoothly. As a result we were able to ensure the fantastic walk and not worry about anything. I would happily recommend Maximum Adventure to others.

Sarah Bracken
5 months ago

Absolutely brilliant guide - knowledgeable, interesting and humorous in addition to looking after our safety so well - making sure we ate and suggesting when to layer up! Would highly recommend!

Diana Straub
6 months ago

We just got home from our 8-days Hadrian's Wall hike and we just loved it!Everything was perfectly organized!We had great B&Bs and hotels with very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Our favorite was the Dacre House with Clare. But then again, all were great!The luggage was always at the day's destination, no matter how early we got to the accommodation.The description of how to get to the accommodations were clear and precise.The road map and the guide book were waiting for us as we got to the first B&B and were very helpful and interestingThanks, Maximum Adventure!

Kristin Hentschel
6 months ago

Praise for the West Highland Hike and the Maximum Adventure planners, esp. our planner Samantha. Great experience in every regard.

Simon Bradish
6 months ago

Booked for the 3 UK Peaks adventure, it was organised perfectly and everything when to plan. Accommodation was good, transport excellent, our guide (Patrick) brilliant, so cannot fault the trip and adventure. I personally expected too much from myself and was unable to fully summit as this adventure is not for beginners, I climbed Kilimanjaro in 2003 when I was 42 and twenty years later, although relatively fit, my endurance didn't last. So I did a half summit for Ben Nevis & Scafell, thanks to Patrick for letting go back down on my own, it was brilliant. With Snowdon, a half summit is tricky as you can't descend the way you go up, so I decided to do some hiking in the area while the rest of the group did the climb. I took a chance and went to the ticket office and managed to get a single return ticket up to the summit of Snowdon at 9am which returned down by 11.30am. I was hoping to see my group on top and spring a surprise but the weather was terrible. I highly recommend the trip but make sure you are fit enough otherwise as there is an emphasis on time, so a slow walk up is going to slow everyone down and really delay the trip. Have Fun, Simon Bradish

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

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