BEN NEVIS - Challenge Your Beliefs
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4 Days / Level 3 

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Ben Nevis is the highest point in the UK and  our  challenge is to reach the summit, which stands at a height of 1,343m (4,409 feet) above sea level.  The path we take starts at the Glen Nevis Visitor centre and zig zags up through tough terrain which, although technically easy, is a strenuous challenge requiring stamina and  determination. At the summit (weather permitting!) you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Scottish Highlands and you will get an  overwhelming sense of the remoteness and the unspoilt environment.  The trek is fully guided by our experienced Mountain  Leader.


FACTS!

Total Distance: 17km
Total Ascent: 1,329m
Summit: 1,344m
Total Estimated Time: 7-9hrs
Availability: May-Oct




DATES:​ 
TBC

COST:
£549 p/p




Please note this trek is classed as LEVEL 3.
 
Treks where the terrain could be steep and fitness is essential at this level. Such treks will usually be between 7-10hrs in duration and may involve ascents between 900—1500m. To ensure you are fit enough to undertake the trek consider building up your fitness levels by walking in your area with your walking boots, to help break in your boots as well as building up your stamina. If you can include hill walks then that would be ideal. 

What's Included:

  • 3 nights accommodation (2*or 3*), including breakfast
  • A day of workshops on beliefs/fears/challenges being faced
  • Qualified UK Mountain Leader
  • Packed lunch on summit day
  • Transfers from Glasgow Airport/Fort William station to accomodation
  • Exploring Glen Nevis low level hike
  • Ongoing coaching during hikes

What's Not Included:

  • Evening Meals & lunches (apart from packed lunch on Summit day)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms & Conditions
  • Single room supplement £75

*During peak season, Fort William can be extremely busy and we may have to book group accomodation instead of twin/double rooms...we will make every effort to ensure we have access to private bathrooms instead of sharing with other groups.​
​ITINERARY


Day 1: Arrival at Fort William
Arrive at  Fort William Train Station and transfer to accommodation. Free evening to do as you wish.

Day 2: Workshops
A day of workshops looking at fears, beliefs & what stops us from venturing outwith our comfort zones— group discussions on fears and challenges we may be facing in our life and our expectations for summit day. A low level hike exploring the beauty of Glen Nevis. Evening meal followed by safety briefing.

Day 3: Summit Day
After a hearty breakfast we travel to the trek start point and begin  the trek to the summit of Ben Nevis, with ample opportunity to chat one to one if there is an issue you wish to explore during the trek, before descending back to our accommodation, for a rest  and then for a celebratory meal

Day 4: Summarise & Travel Home
Chance to summarise lessons learned from the trip and transfers to airport or station onwards to home.

Please note: TREKS & TIARAS reserves the right to change the summit day, route and itinerary dependent upon the fitness of members,  safety reasons and weather conditions. Should we not be able to attempt the summit then an alternative low level route will be agreed.

Safety Considerations:
 
Before you start your walk up Ben Nevis, make sure you are properly prepared. The most important item is proper footwear.  Trainers are not suitable footwear for this path as it can become very slippery when wet. 
 
The temperature at the summit is just below freezing on average, even in Summer, and in even in May/June there can be snow at the summit, so make sure you take warm  clothing with you.  A full kit list will be provided upon booking onto the trek.