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Barnardo’s – Ben Nevis Summer Ascent

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct £85 pp

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Why not join our guided ascent of Ben Nevis and enjoy the adventure.  The highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis stands at 1,344m high and is located in the Western Highlands of Scotland.  We offer guided ascents every Saturday from May – October so all you need to do is choose the date that suits you and we’ll do all the hard work.

Quick Facts

  • 1 days’ guiding by an experienced guide on Ben Nevis
  • Distance – 11 miles/18km
  • Ascent – 4359ft/1329 metres
  • Summit – 4408ft/1344 metres
  • You need a reasonable level of fitness

About & Details

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!

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 and beverages
  • Personal Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)

Optional Extras

  • Accommodation £90.00 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people)
  • Accommodation £145.00 per night for single room accommodation

Please select from Optional Extras at Checkout

Guided Ascent Departures

We run Ben Nevis guided ascents every Saturday from May to the end of October.  To book any number of participants on to an event, simple select the date in the calendar and following the booking procedure. You will then 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.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Saturday

    Meet your mountain leader at the base of Ben Nevis. Climb Ben Nevis following a route from the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre.

Notes:

This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, and weather conditions. 

The Route

Charity Information

About Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. Our purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families. We believe in the abused, the most vulnerable, the forgotten and the neglected. We will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child. We do this because we believe that every child deserves the best start in life and the chance to fulfil their potential. We use the knowledge gained from our direct work with children to campaign for better childcare policy and to champion the rights of every child. With the right help, committed support and a little belief, even the most vulnerable children can turn their lives around. Barnardo’s is regulated by the Charity Commission. Being a registered charity means that we must always be accountable and transparent.

How to take part for Charity

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.

Self Funding

With the self-funding fundraising method, 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.

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