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Ben Nevis Trek

A bucket list challenge? Reach the summit of Britain's highest moutain and enjoy breath-taking views of the Scottish Highlands.

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain and stands 1344m high, rising from sea level at Loch Linnhe and towering over the town of Fort William. Going from the bottom to the top of the mountain, you pass through 4 different vegetation zones. There is snow on the summit for much of the year.

This challenge is led by qualified mountain leaders who will navigate you along the route which will take approximately 8-10 hrs at a steady pace (the key to progress on a mountain is steady pacing and not speeding ahead with pauses inbetween).

If you are lucky with the weather the views from the summit, and even from the half way point, 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 an experienced mountain leader with lots of experience on Ben Nevis!


Day 1

Make your way to Fort William and your accommodation.

Evening briefing, route planning and equipment check with your guide.

Day 2

Breakfast and then depart for Ben Nevis.

Climb Ben Nevis following a route from the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre.

Return to your accommodation for a relaxing evening.

Day 3

Depart after a hearty breakfast to make your way home.

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members' fitness, and weather conditions or for any other reason

Please aim to arrive at your accommodation the Friday afternoon/evening in time for the evening briefing at 8 pm, and to be ready for the start of the hike the next day.


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29th June - 1st July 2018

13th - 15th July 2018

27th - 29th July 2018

10th Aug - 12th Aug 2018

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7th - 9th Sept 2018

21st - 23rd Sept 2018

5th - 7th Oct 2018

19th - 21st Oct 2018

Why join #teambarnardos?

  • A dedicated team to support you every step of the way.
  • Unrivalled advice through trainin, nutrition and every aspect of your challenge.
  • All the fundraising support and guidance you will need.
  • You will receive a free Barnardo's t-shirt
  • You'll be supporting the UK's most vulnerable children and young people.

There are two ways you can choose to fund this once in a lifetime adventure:

Self Funder

£99 registration fee (paid at the time of booking)

£180 balance due 10 weeks before departure

With the self funding option you personally cover the remaining cost of the challenge, which needs to be paid to Maximum Adventure 10 weeks before departure date. This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but you are encouraged to raise as much money as you can for Barnardo's.

Minimum Sponsorship

£99 registration fee (paid at the time of booking)

£360 minimum fundraising target

With the minimum sponsorship option, you pledge to raise £360 per person in sponsorship for Barnardo's.  50% of your sponsorship target is sent to us 10 weeks prior to the challenge. All subsequent money raised is to be sent directly to us aswell.

Want to take part? We’d love to welcome you to #TeamBarnardos for the Ben Nevis trek.

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