This exciting challenge will see you conquering Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom whilst raising vital funds for Breast Cancer Research.
The adventure begins in the heart of the breathtaking Western Highlands of Scotland at Fort William. The mountain attracts many trekkers, climbers and mountaineers, as the 700 metre high cliffs of the north face are among the highest in the country and are one of the principal locations for ice climbing.
Your trail to the summit is not technically difficult, but trekking will be strenuous – stamina and determination are a must. The stunning views of the highlands will be with you all the way and provide a fantastic backdrop to this epic weekend adventure.
Ben Nevis Itinerary
Day 1 – Meet at Glasgow Central Train Station / Glasgow International Airport at approximately 3pm for your 3 hour transfer to Fort William – the base of all Ben Nevis ascents located on the shores of Loch Linnhe. Upon arrival at your accommodation, you will have an evening meal with the group and a briefing about the weekend challenge ahead.
Day 2 – Ben Nevis (1,343m): After a hearty breakfast, you set off on your challenge! The trek to the summit zig zags its way through tough terrain and the landscape becomes ever more remote as we trek higher and higher, leaving the lowlands behind us. The ascent should take approximately 4 hours, and upon reaching the summit, you will be able to enjoy your packed lunch and take in the stunning views. After a group photo, you begin your descent which should take approximately 3 hours. This evening, mark your accomplishment with a celebratory dinner and drinks. Distance trekked – approx. 10 miles
Day 3 – Following breakfast, you transfer from Fort William to Glasgow Central Train Station where the challenge ends. We aim to arrive in Glasgow for about 2pm.
Ben Nevis Facts
- Ben Nevis is 1,344 metres high, or 4,409 feet.
- It was first ascended by James Robertson in 1771.
- The name Ben Nevis is derived from the Gaelic ‘Beinn Nibheis‘, reported to mean ‘Mountain of Heaven’ or ‘Venemous Mountain’.
- The peak of Ben Nevis is the collapsed dome of an ancient volcano that imploded millions of years ago.
- Cars, beds and organ are among the strange items that have been taken to the summit.
- 5-7 July 2024
- Option A; Registration Fee £95 + Min Sponsorship £700
- Option B; Registration Fee £95 + Self Funding £350 + raise as much sponsorship as you can
The trek takes place twice every year and is one of the many walks and treks that we offer. For more information, please visit the Global Adventure Challenges website or contact our events team. You can now also climb Ben Nevis at night as part of the Ben Nevis at Night Trek.