Trek Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

A challenging trek in the heart of Scotland's Western Highlands to the highest point in the British Isles at 1,343m.

Your trekking challenge

This exciting challenge will see us conquering Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland. We begin our adventure 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 United Kingdom and are one of the principal locations for ice climbing. Our 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 us all the way and provide a fantastic backdrop to this epic weekend adventure.

Don your boots and let’s get trekking!

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Your itinerary

Day 1

We meet at Glasgow Central Train Station / Glasgow International Airport at approximately 3pm for our 3 hour transfer to Fort William - the base of all Ben Nevis ascents located on the shores of Loch Linnhe.

Upon arrival at our accommodation we will have an evening meal as a group and a briefing about the weekend challenge ahead.

Day 2 -Ben Nevis (1,343m)

After a hearty breakfast, we set off on our 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. Our ascent should take approximately 4 hours, and upon reaching the summit, we will be able to enjoy our packed lunch and take in the stunning views surrounding us. After a group photo, we begin our descent which should take approximately 3 hours.

This evening, we mark our accomplishment with a celebratory dinner and drinks.

Distance trekked – approx. 10 miles.

Day 3

Following breakfast, we transfer from Fort William to Glasgow Central Train Station where the challenge ends. We aim to arrive in Glasgow for about 2pm in order for trekkers to continue with their onward journeys.

(Please note, this is a complex itinerary and subject to change)

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Challenge dates and costs

Friday 19 June - Sunday 21 June 2015
Friday 2 October - Sunday 4 October 2015

Cost option A:
Registration Fee £70 + Min Sponsorship £490

Cost option B:
Registration Fee £70 + Self Funding £245 + Sponsorship

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Complete the registration form with your details and send it to us with your registration fee to: Age NI Fundraising, 3 Lower Crescent, Belfast, BT7 1NR.

For more information, please contact Rosalind Cole:
Telephone: 028 9024 5729

Age NI Advice Line:
0808 808 7575

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