Ben Nevis Mountain Climb – Fort William in Scotland
The Ben Nevis mountain is the highest mountain in Britain/United Kingdom and it stands at a massive height of 1344m high, rising from sea level at Loch Linnhe and towers over the local town of Fort William in Scotland, United Kingdom .
This winter ascent of the Ben Nevis mountain is not an undertaking for the fainthearted! It is a real trip for the adventurous, it’s cold, can be very windy and can have a substantial snow covering! It is almost unrecognisable from the summer. But what a challenge and sense of achievement if successfully completed.
This is a weekend mountain climb event designed to give you the necessary winter skills training and also climb the UK’s highest mountain in winter conditions! The winter ascents of Ben Nevis mountain runs every year, led by qualified mountain leaders.
The mountain ascent follows a walking route that will take approximately 8-10 hours at a steady pace (the key to progress on a mountain is steady pacing and not speed and pause).
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.
The trip is fully guided by qualified mountain leaders.
Quick Facts about the Ben Nevis mountain walk
- To do this trip you need to have a good level of fitness. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy your day.
- Highest peak in the UK
- 2 days guiding by qualified guide
- Taxi transfers on arrival and departure days from Glasgow International Airport (minimum numbers of 4 people need to be booking for this to be offered)
- Twin room hotel accommodation for evening relaxation
- Friday meet up and evening briefing
- You would be provided with crampons, ice axe and helmet
- A winter skills training day on the Saturday, followed by an ascent of Ben Nevis on the Sunday
- Distance – 11 miles/18km.
- Ascent – 4359ft/1329 metres.
- Summit – 4408ft/1344 metres.
- You need to be fit for an ascent which may take 8-10hrs
It is recommend that you follow a fitness plan in preparation for your challenge (ascent which may take 8-10hrs), an example of one will be sent to you when you have confirmed your booking.
Although the fitness plan that would be sent to you has been devised by a fitness professional, this is only provided as a guide and you should seek professional advice before starting your own fitness regime.
Expect cold weather conditions during the trip. Scottish winter conditions can be severe and you need to be appropriately equipped. See the kit list.
This trip can be completed anytime between mid December and mid April.
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