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Summit Ben Nevis
3 - 6 October 2024

Join us on a BIG adventure to conquer the majestic Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the British Isles. This challenging climb promises a unique and awe-inspiring experience and at a time of year when the pesky mosquitoes have gone but the weather should (hopefully!) still be kind!

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October offers a unique perspective on this iconic climb, with the changing seasons adding an extra layer of magic to the rugged landscape. As you reach the snow-topped summit, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views that stretch across the undulating hills and glens, showcasing the beauty of Scotland in its autumnal splendour.

This is a steep but steady climb with plenty of opportunity for rest stops, photography and a brew on the mountain – it’s a marathon and not a sprint and we welcome seasoned hikers as well as walkers who are keen to bag their first summit.

Nestled amidst this breathtaking scenery is the Corran Bunkhouse, our haven for the weekend. The Corran Bunkhouse, located loch-side and only 10 minutes from the base of Ben Nevis, provides a comfortable and welcoming retreat after a day of hiking.

The main facts

  • Distance: + 16 Km (10 miles)

  • Ascent: 1,200m

  • Duration: 8- 10 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 here

Route

We start at the Ben Nevis visitor centre, which is 2 miles from Fort William. The mountain 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 3 October  - Depart Gretton, Northamptonshire at 09h00 (Pick up's from Doncaster and  Glasgow Central train stations can also be arranged)

  • Friday 4 October - Short low level hike to a waterfall or similar attraction  in the Grampian Mountains (approx 2-3 hours)

  • Saturday 5 October - Summit Ben Nevis*

  • Sunday 6 October - Depart Fort William at 10h00

  • * We will keep an eye on the weather and may swap the Friday and Saturday around to make sure we get the best day for climbing Ben Nevis.

The package – what is included?

  • 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 continental breakfasts

  • Packed Lunch on the two hikes.

  • Experienced and first aid qualified Mountain Leader

  • Advice on kit and training

What’s not included

  •  Personal Insurance*

  •  Personal hiking equipment & items of personal nature incl medication

  •  Evening meals & meals whilst travelling

Cost

£575.00 per person

  • Deposit on booking: £150.00

  • 1st stage payment by 1 July - £150.00

  • 2nd stage payment by 1 August - £150.00

  • Final balance by 1 September - £125.00

Each payment is non-refundable.

If WildDog Events cancels the expedition then all payments will be refunded.

For more information and to secure your place  please complete the registration form below. 

​*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 Sports Cover Direct

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