13-16 March 2019 We will spend this long 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 England!
Thursday (from 6pm) - Meet at Euston train station and make our way to Scotland in the comfort of the train.
Friday - A full introduction to what we will be doing 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.
Saturday - 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 - A more relaxing day as we slowly make our way back to Glasgow for a return back to London - stopping en route at various local beauty spots - expect to be back in London for 11pm