Summit Ben Nevis

1 - 4 October 2020

The main facts:

  • Distance: + 16 Km (10 miles)

  • Ascent: 1345m

  • Duration: 6-8 hours

  • Experience: No experience of mountain walking is needed although a good level of fitness is required.  We can provide training guidance if required.

  • Download the mandatory kit list

The Route:

We start at the Ben Nevis visitor centre, which is 2 miles from Fort William. The path takes us close to Lochan Meall an t-Suidhhe, where we can take a decision if we want to take a little detour to see more of the Loch. 

At 700m we start the zig zags indicating a steeper ascent and where the mountain changes from the green vegetated lower slopes to the bare upper scree and rock slopes leading to the summit.

Once at the top of the zig zags the majority of the climb is complete and it is now a steady walk to the summit at 1345m.

We follow the same route back but will be stopping at the pub for a well earned drink before heading back to the car park.

Itinerary:

  • Thursday 1 October - Depart Gretton, Northamptonshire at 13h00 (We can do a pick up from Market Harborough or Glasgow Central train stations)

  • Friday 2 October - Relaxation day sightseeing in and around Fort William

  • Saturday 3 October - Summit Ben Nevis

  • Sunday 4 October - Depart Fort William at 10h00

Cost:

  • £275.00 p/p

  • No. of participants maximum of 8 and minimum of 4

  • Non refundable deposit of £75.00 on booking or deposit to be paid with stage payments if booked after the dates shown below

  • 2nd stage payment £100.00 on the 1 August

  • 3rd stage payment of £100.00 on the 1 September

Price includes:

  • Branded WildDog Events Fleece

  • Return travel from Northamptonshire to Fort William

  • Transfers in and around Fort William & Ben Nevis

  • Three nights accommodation in the Corran Bunkhouse near Fort William

  • Three days of breakfast (Continental on Friday & Sunday and full breakfast on Saturday)

  • Packed Lunch on Ben Nevis on Saturday

  • Experienced and first aid qualified guide

  • Advice on kit and training

  • Insurance: WildDog Events Ltd has public liability insurance. It is strongly advised that customers take out their own insurance to protect against personal injury, lost, stolen or damaged personal belongings etc.It is worth noting that general travel insurance does not cover for adventure activities but short term insurance can be obtained from the companies like the British Mountaineering Council or DogTag

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