Guided walk up Ben Nevis for Charity
Having a guided walk up Ben Nevis for charity is a challenge of a life time, so why not raise money at the same time for a cause you are passionate about.
Terrain: mountain path
Average duration: 7-8 hours.
Start/finish – Ben Nevis Inn, Glen Nevis
No experience of mountain walking required. Although a good level of general fitness is needed to be successful.
What we offer
We offer a pre ascent training schedule, kit list, a safety and information brief the day before your ascent and comprehensive guiding whilst on the mountain.
All our guides are local to the area, have many years’ experience in the mountains, are 1st aiders, hold the correct relevant mountain qualification, and have public liability insurance.
Our guides know the best routes and are very knowledgeable about the mountain environment, so the day can be easily split up with interesting chats along the way.
We keep a ratio of 1 guide for 8 people in the group for small to medium size charity groups. This ensures good safety on the mountain and easy communication between the guide and participants.
Over 150,000 people ascend Ben Nevis each year, if each person gave just £10 to charity that would be a lot of money going to the right places, annually! If you have a charity that you are involved in and want to push yourself and others on a realistic challenge, climbing the highest mountain in the UK is an ideal way to raise money and also to raise the profile of your charity.
Ascending Ben Nevis by the Mountain track for charity is achievable for most people who are willing to put some training in beforehand and push themselves. People do not need to be experienced hill walkers but having a good determined attitude and power in the legs will get you there. We always recommend that people who are not used to mountain walking try to organise at least one training walk in their nearest mountainous area to see their progress and how they would fare on the day.
The route taken is via the Mountain Track up the western side of Ben Nevis. This route starts in Glen Nevis at 3 different locations but all converge after a few hundred meters of ascent.
If you have a small group the best place to start is the Ben Nevis Inn, this is also slightly shorter.
Next there is the YHA further down the River Nevis. This is by far the quickest on the lowest section but very steep and therefore feels harder.
The 3rd starting point is the Visitor Centre over the River Nevis from the Ben Nevis Inn. This has a very large car park, toilets, a small shop for snacks, local information about the area and is the best and most popular place to start if you have a large group.
Please contact us for a specific quote based upon the number of people in your group