Ben Nevis weekend trek
Take on this iconic challenge to reach Britain’s highest peak
Tick reaching the highest point in Britain off your bucket list
Ben Nevis (Gaelic translation ‘Mountain of Heaven’) itself is the highest point in Scotland and the British Isles, standing at the lofty height of 1343m.
Fort William, on the southern edge of the Great Glen and located on a sea loch, is our base for the weekend. This is a long, arduous uphill trek which will provide you with a wonderful sense of achievement when you reflect on what you have done.
7 June – 9 June 2019
9 August – 11 August 2019
There are two fundraising options
1. Fundraising option
You commit to raising the target. Girlguiding will retain 50% of the target, plus any additional fundraising you achieve.
Registration fee: £99
Fundraising target: £550 – covers your donation to Girlguiding, all food, accommodation, camping equipment, transfers within trek, leaders and other support.
2. Full-payment option
You raise as much money as you can and 100% will go to Girlguiding.
Registration Fee: £99
Trip Cost: £275 – covers all food, accommodation, camping equipment, transfers within trek, leaders and other support.
Fundraising Target: As much as you can!
Please note: This open challenge is organised and run by our partner Discover Adventure. Anyone can take part in the open challenges. And all communications regarding trip registration and logistics should be discussed directly through them, whilst Girlguiding will support you every step of the way with your fundraising.
Being a part of Guides has improved my confidence because I got to do activities and things I wouldn’t normally do and meet new people and just like do things that I wouldn’t normally do. – Lauren, Guide
Questions? Email the team at [email protected]
About the walk
You will start the with a steep walk up Ben Nevis which will then settle into a steadier uphill gradient. You will climb the picturesque Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe, before looking out for the cairn that marks the summit. If the weather is good you'll enjoy wonderful views over Glen Nevis, Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil, as well as the ruins of the observatory at the top of the mountain.
How do I reach my fundraising target?
You’ll receive a supporter pack when you sign-up, chock full of fundraising ideas to get you started. Our dedicated fundraising team can also help you create a tailored fundraising plan to support you in reaching your goal.
How fit do I need to be?
This trek is designed to be challenging to those of good health and fitness, and is achievable for most people provided they train well in advance. After you have signed up, we will provide you with a thorough training guide.
Can I do this on my own?
Yes! When you sign up, you will joining a team of 20+ dedicated fundraisers for various charities – many of whom will also be taking on this challenge solo. It’s a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself, to meet new people, and to get out and explore the great British countryside with a friendly team by your side!
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