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CLIMB BEN NEVIS

Climb Ben Nevis - Overview

Tackle Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, safely and socially with Adventure Solos! 

Join us for a guided hike in a small, solo-friendly group, hosted by a qualified Mountain Leader. We have accommodation nearby for two nights (before and after our hike), which allows us to set a steady pace and create a great group dynamic for our ascent of 'The Ben'. 

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Join the Adventure

Join the Adventure for £195 per person*.

* Save 10% (only £175.50) by joining our first Climb Ben Nevis event by using code 'ClimbBenNevis' at checkout.

AVAILABLE: Tuesday 31st May 2022 at 5pm to Thursday 2nd June 2022 at 10am (Click here to book).*

Or to select a monthly payment plan click Fund your Adventure.

Further Information

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Climb Ben Nevis - Adventure Solos
Climb Ben Nevis - Adventure Solos

Climb Ben Nevis - Adventure Solos

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Climb Ben Nevis - Adventure Solos
Climb Ben Nevis - Adventure Solos

Climb Ben Nevis - Adventure Solos

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Climb Ben Nevis - Adventure Solos
Climb Ben Nevis - Adventure Solos

Climb Ben Nevis - Adventure Solos

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Ben Nevis is Britain's highest mountain, towering 1,345m (4,413ft) above sea level.

It is located in Scotland, near the town of Fort William. The route we take is a hiking route (i.e. a long walk); it is not a rock climb. As such, no climbing skills are required, but you must have a good level of fitness.

We have two nights' accommodation booked for our group at a hostel near the starting point for the walk. We provide advice and a list of what equipment to bring, which broadly includes a small rucksack, some warm clothing, waterproofs and hiking boots (you may be able to hire gear here if required). An Adventure Solos host is present throughout the event, and our friendly Mountain Leader will guide you up the mountain on summit day.

Itinerary:

Day One

We meet at our accommodation in Fort William at 5pm. After checking-in, we'll sit down as a group and run through a final weather and kit check to make sure everyone is happy with what to wear and what to take up Ben Nevis. Once complete, we stroll into town for an evening meal together as a group.  

Day Two

Ascent day is fun, social and challenging; you'll be very proud of yourself and your new friends by then end of the day. We leave the hostel at 8.00am and car share for the 5-minute drive to our start point, where there is a chance for a toilet break. Our sensible start time means we have plenty of daylight hours; allowing us to relax into a nice, steady, sustainable pace for the day ahead. The guided group walk typically takes 9-10 hours. In the evening we relax with a home-cooked meal at the hostel (vegetarian options available), where we can relax and celebrate our successes. This is a great, solo-friendly way to tackle Ben Nevis, with a Mountain Leader to guide you. 

Day Three

On the day of departure we enjoy breakfast together and say our goodbyes - until the next adventure! Groups generally stay in touch and share photos after the event. 

What's included?

  • A fun, sociable, solo-friendly group to adventure with!

  • An Adventure Solos host who will be there throughout the event.

     

  • Adventure Solos' Pre-Adventure Guide, including kit list, to help you prepare.

  • Invite to a WhatsApp group for all participants (useful for sharing lifts, sharing photos, staying in touch, etc).

  • A qualified Mountain Leader to guide and manage the group on ascent day, including setting a slow and steady pace.

  • Accommodation for two nights is provided in hostel accommodation.

  • Food for 3 meals is provided (2x breakfasts and 1x evening meal - all with vegetarian options).

What's not included?

  • Evening meal in Fort William on the first day is not included.

  • You will need to bring a packed lunch and snacks for ascent day - detailed guidance on what to bring is included in the Pre-Adventure Guide.

Accommodation
We have accommodation for two nights in a welcoming hostel.
We have our own Adventure Solos mixed dorm for the event. Bedding and pillows are provided. There are hot powerful showers, a drying area for wet kit, a lounge and self-catering kitchen. 

 
Food and Drink
Food for three meals is provided:

- 2x Breakfasts (selection of cereals, toasts and jams) 

- 1x Evening meal after the ascent is included (eg typically rice or pasta based)

Please let us know when booking if you have any dietary requirements.

Transport/Getting there

Driving: Parking is available at Fort William Backpackers, Alma Road, Fort William, PH33 6HB.

Public Transport: The event is very accessible for anyone travelling by public transport. Bus and train stations are each just a 5 minute walk from our accommodation with good services to Glasgow. CityLink run modern coaches direct between Glasgow to Fort William (3 hours 15 minutes, around £30 return). Direct trains are a similar price and take around 3 hours 45 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions
Getting lost - No need to worry; stick with our Mountain Leader who will help guide you!

Equipment - no specialist equipment is required other than sensible outdoor footwear (walking boots) and clothing (eg waterproofs). More information is provided as part of the Pre-Adventure Guide, but please get in touch if you would like more help.
Fitness - We're not looking to be the fastest people on the mountain, but a good level of fitness is required to safely ascend and descend Ben Nevis. If you are not certain about your fitness level, we highly recommend that you train in the weeks and months before this adventure (for example, full-day walks, ideally incorporating hills). If you're unsure, feel free to chat to us by calling 08001123411. Alternatively you might like to check out our Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge event - these are smaller hills and there are more options to drop out rather than committing to a mountain as high as Ben Nevis.
Weather and Safety - Climbing Ben Nevis can be is a serious undertaking. If the conditions are deemed unsafe, on rare occasions your Adventure Solos host may alter plans to protect the well-being of the group.
Solo-friendly - Adventure Solos events are all solo-friendly adventures. Guests book onto Adventure Solos events by themselves to enjoy a fun, friendly group adventure. An Adventure Solos host is present throughout, ensuring everyone has a good time. The event is a great way for introverts and extroverts to meet new people and make new friends.

Join the Adventure

Join the Adventure for £195 per person*.

* Save 10% (only £175.50) by joining our first Climb Ben Nevis event by using code 'ClimbBenNevis' at checkout.

AVAILABLE: Tuesday 31st May 2022 at 5pm to Thursday 2nd June 2022 at 10am (Click here to book).*

Or to select a monthly payment plan click Fund your Adventure.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Climb Ben Nevis (31st May 2022)
31 May 2022, 17:00
Fort William Backpackers,
Alma Rd, Fort William, Scotland, PH33 6HB.
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