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Blood Cancer UK – Ben Nevis Summer Ascent

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct £299 pp

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Blood Cancer UK – Ben Nevis Summer Ascent

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The Ben Nevis Summer Ascent in support of Blood Cancer UK is a challenge to trek to the summit, and back, of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain which 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

  • Walking distance – 11 miles (18km)
  • Height gain – 1,329m (4,359ft)
  • Summit – 1,344m (4,408ft)
  • 1 days’ guiding by an experienced mountain leader on Ben Nevis
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Briefing and kit check the night before the walk
  • 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’

About & Details

Standing on top of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, gives an amazing sense of achievement.  If the weather is kind, 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.  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 from May to October.  Please enquire should you wish to do a winter version (Dec – Apr).
 

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 subject to availability 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)

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement £55.00 per person per night
  • Extra night £75.00 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people)
  • Extra night £95.00 per night for single room accommodation

Departures

We run the Ben Nevis Summer Ascent as an open or bespoke event.  Our open events run on selected dates on Friday to Sunday from May to October, however if you would like to do this at any other time, including midweek, please contact us.  For bookings of 6 people or more, we also run this as an exclusive event on the dates of your choosing.

 

Walk Only

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

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Friday

    Make your way to Fort William and your accommodation.  Evening briefing, route planning and equipment check with your guide.

    Please aim to arrive at your accommodation the Friday afternoon/evening in time for the evening briefing at 8pm.

  • Day 2 - Saturday

    Breakfast and then short taxi transfer to the base of Ben Nevis.  Follow a route from the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre to the summit of Ben Nevis and after the descent, return to your accommodation for a relaxing evening.

  • Day 3 - Sunday

    Depart after a hearty breakfast to make your way home.

Disclaimer

Please note: 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

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 Blood Cancer UK.
  • Minimum Sponsorship Pledge  Pay a registration fee at the time of booking and confirm with Blood Cancer UK 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.

Payment Terms

  • £99 payable at the time of registration

  • Balance due 10 weeks before departure

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