Ben Nevis Sunrise Climb Challenge

  • Open Challenge
  • Duration: 1 day/ night

Ben Nevis Sunrise Challenge

Ben Nevis is often chosen by many hikers as the starting point for the National three peaks challenge. It is the largest peak out of the three and attempting the climb with fresh legs is recommended. Climbing at night takes this challenge to a whole new level!

  • Height: 1,345 m or 4,413 ft
  • Average Return Time: 5-6 hours
  • Difficulty: The hardest climb of the National 3 Peaks
  • Route: Mountain Track (also known as the Tourist Track)

Ben Nevis Route Description

A main path runs up Ben Nevis, from Glen Nevis, which can be followed from either Glen Nevis Youth Hostel, or the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre. Early on the two paths join, and then continue to a Loch – Lochan Meall an t-Siudhe. From this half way point, the path follows a zigzag pattern to the rocky summit plateau. Large cairns mark the final ascent to the trig point which marks the peak – snow will often nearly obscure these cairns until around May each year.

Popularly known as The Pony Track, this route is 10.5 miles long, 17km, up and down, and includes 1352 metres of ascent.

Guides: Qualified Mountain Leaders (First aid qualified and highly experienced)

General Notes

 1.The timings detailed above may vary due to team fitness levels

2. The participants can be split into separate teams according to their ability

3. All participants are required to carry the appropriate kit and equipment to ensure their safety on the mountain

What is Included

  • Team presentation (if required)
  • Logistics(all transport through out the challenge if required)
  • Highly experienced mountain leaders (fully qualified and first aid trained) 
  • Maximum Mountain leader/client ratio of 1 leader / 10 clients
  • Safety equipment (carried by your Mountain Leaders)
  • £5m Public Liability Insurance
  • £5m Professional Indemnity Insurance

What is Not included

  • Travel costs to start/finish location
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Alcoholic and energy drinks
  • Bottled and boiled water
  • Personal snacks