Join JDRF Scotland as we take on Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, on Saturday 12 June 2021. Standing 1,345 metres above sea level, it is at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands, close to the town of Fort William.
On the same day, JDRF Wales will be taking a team up Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa and JDRF North will be taking a team up Scafell – so on the same day we will be completing the National 3 Peaks! Why not take on all 3 challenges over 3 years collecting the full set of medals?
This ‘bucket list’ challenge is just under 11 miles in total to walk to the summit. Starting from the iconic Glen Nevis Visitor Centre, it will begin by crossing the River Nevis and before long you will be half-way, marked by the famous ‘half-way lochan’ of Lochan Meall an t-Suidhe, with views ahead of the spectacular wooded Glen Nevis. Despite being rocky, the path is clear for most of the way up and relatively easy walking.
Views from the summit are simply breath-taking. You’ll see over the islands of the Hebrides and the ocean and all around are peaks as far as the eye can see. What’s more, you can gaze down the 700 metre North Face, one of the highest cliffs in the UK.
The walk will be lead by experienced, full-qualified mountain leaders and will also include a picnic lunch at the summit.
The entry fee includes:
- Fully guided walk with professional guides provided by Large Outdoors
- First Aid cover
- Advice on preparation from Large Outdoors
- Fundraising support
- Unique JDRF Climb 1 for Type 1 medal
- The opportunity to climb the highest mountain in the British Isles (1,345m)
The entry fee does not include:
- Accommodation or travel to the start point in Glen Nevis, Fort William
- Main meals
Minimum age: 12 years old. All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. At least one adult per 3 children please.
Participants must be fit and able to complete the walk. If you have any concerns about medical conditions or fitness levels please contact JDRF Scotland, who will put you in touch with the guides for the day to talk through any concerns. Hypo treatment will be carried on the walk and all guides have mountain first aid training.
Registration: £20 per adult, £10 per child or £55 for family (max. 4 people)
Sponsorship target: £100 – individual or couple / £150 – a family of 4 or more
Raise £50 or more to receive a free JDRF t-shirt!
Get in touch:
For more information, email JDRF Scotland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07442 332872.