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Climb 1 for Type 1 – Ben Nevis 2022

24 Sep 2022

Ben Nevis

Fort William PH33 6SY

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View of Ben Nevis one of the national three peaks

Climb Ben Nevis and conquer the highest peak in the British Isles, all in the name of type 1 diabetes research.

About this event

Join JDRF Scotland as we take on Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, on Saturday 24 September 2022.

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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.

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. The walk will be led by experienced, fully-qualified mountain leaders.

Views from the summit are simply breath-taking. You will 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.

On the same day, other teams from JDRF will be taking teams up Scafell Pike and Snowdon – so together we will be completing the National Three Peaks, all in the name of type 1 diabetes research.

What’s included

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
  • Water and snack pack
  • 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
  • Main meals

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The cost

**Early bird offer – Sign up by 31 August and receive 15% off registration fees below**

Registration: £30 per adult, £15 per child or £75 for family (2 adults, 2 children)

Sponsorship target: £150 per individual or couple, £200 per family of 4 or more

Raise £100 or more to receive a free JDRF t-shirt!


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 at scotland@jdrf.org.uk, 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.

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Get in touch

For more information, email JDRF Scotland at scotland@jdrf.org.uk or call 07710 086249.



The Climb 1 for Type 1 Series

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Climb 1 for Type 1 - Snowdon

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