Ben Nevis Summer Ascent

Monday, 1 May, 2017 - 15:15 to Sunday, 29 October, 2017 - 16:15
Ben Nevis, Scotland

(£250.00 minimum sponsorship)

Take on the highest mountain in the UK this summer.

Join our Bloodwise challenge team and be part of a community of thousands taking on events all around the country, for one common goal: beating blood cancer. Every stride you take and every penny you raise will help us stop people dying, make patients' lives better and stop people getting blood cancer in the first place.

Take on the challenge of climbing Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain. Rising from sea level at Loch Linnhe, Ben Nevis towers over the town of Fort William at 1344 m high. On the trek you’ll pass through 4 different vegetation zones and even find snow on the summit for much of the year. The ascent and descent combined will take approximately eight to ten hours at a steady pace, avoiding the steeper cliffs.

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.

This is a perfect challenge to undertake as part of training for a longer challenge, for example the National 3 Peak challenge for Bloodwise on 22nd September, or even an overseas trek.

The Trip

No previous mountaineering experience is required for this trip; however, the fitter you are the more you will enjoy your day. The ascent and descent takes 8 - 10 hrs combined. You will be carrying a daysack and you may encounter inclement weather conditions. We recommend that you follow a fitness plan in preparation for your challenge, an example of one will be sent to you when you have confirmed your booking.

  • One day's guiding by an experienced guide on Ben Nevis
  • Distance - 11 miles/18 km
  • Ascent - 4359 ft/1329 metres
  • Summit - 4408 ft/1344 metres
  • One day's guiding by an experienced guide on Ben Nevis
  • Accommodation is provided
  • You need a reasonable level of fitness

Payment options

  • Registration Fee payable at time of booking - £75
  • Self-funding - £75 (reg. fee) + £174 balance due 10 weeks prior to departure
  • Minimum Sponsorship Pledge - £75 (reg. fee) + £350 min. fundraising target, 50% to be raised 10 weeks prior to departure.

Sign up

This trip is available from May to October, on alternate weekends. This is an ‘open challenge’, available to the general public. You can join as an individual or any size group, or if you have a group of eight or more participants we can offer the challenge exclusively for you on any date of your choice! Please talk to Maximum Adventure for specific requirements.

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Ben Nevis Summer Ascent

Monday, 1 May, 2017 - 15:15 to Sunday, 29 October, 2017 - 16:15
Ben Nevis, Scotland