Sat, 14 Jan|
Winter ascent of Ben Nevis
Learn practical winter skills and summit Ben Nevis in a weekend!
Time & Location
14 Jan, 09:00 – 15 Jan, 19:00
Fort William, Fort William, UK
About the event
Spend the weekend on the west coast of Scotland to explore the local mountains in their cosy (or cold) winter jackets...
This trip will include a winter ascent of Ben Nevis - The highest peak in The UK!
To fully appreciate and enjoy a winter ascent, it is best to be properly prepared for the winter environment - with an early start, good crampon technique and the right equipment all helping to give a truly memorable mountain day.
This trip is suitable for anyone with a good level of fitness, regardless of winter hiking experience - A Full day of winter skills tuition will be provided prior to attempting the hike to the summit of Britain!
Friday (Optional London departure) - Meet at Euston train station at 8:30pm and board the Caledonian Sleeper train for a relaxing overnight train to Fort William (twin share bedrooms)
Saturday - Meet outside Fort William train station at 10am for a trip briefing before journeying in the local area to the snow line for an introduction to the winter environment, an introduction/revision of ice axe/cramponing skills and the style of mountaineering required for a winter ascent.
Sunday - An early start, to make the most of the day, we will make our way to the summit of Ben Nevis. The specific route we take will depend on experience, ability and weather conditions.
Sunday evening (Optional sleeper train to London) - Board the Caledonian Sleeper train at 7pm in Fort William for your journey home to London (twin share, en-suite bedrooms, so you can have a shower before arriving in London). Train arrives London Euston at 8am, so no need to take a single day off work!
- (optional) Return sleeper train from London (twin share bedrooms)
- Transport and logistical support in Scotland
- 1-night hostel accommodation in Fort William (private, single-sex rooms exclusively for your group)
- 2-days instruction and guidance by a highly experienced and qualified mountain leader
- Use of safety equipment (ice axe, crampons and helmet)
- Breakfasts and Lunches
Note: The weather and ground conditions will not be known until closer to the date and full winter conditions, whilst expected at this time of year, cannot be guaranteed. The trip will go ahead regardless of conditions (The only exception being if the prevailing weather is too dangerous e.g. Thunderstorms)