Reaching the summit of Ben Nevis is both a challenge
and a significant achievement.
The route that we take is a demanding walk, starting at sea level and climbing all the way to the 1344 metre/4409 foot summit.
It takes around 8 hours for the round trip, depending on the pace of the group. The weather is unpredictable, ranging from glorious sunshine to torrential rain, which may make the day even more challenging. However, the tracks are well maintained and are made up of sand, gravel and boulders. No scrambling or ropes are required at any point.
Climbing the steep slopes of the UK and Ireland's highest mountain is not a task for the faint hearted, but you don't have to be a mountaineer or even a regular hill-walker to succeed. Check out our pages on training and kit to find out more.
The challenge is completed over a weekend:
Meet in the morning in Belfast City Airport
Fly to Inverness and board minibuses
Arrive at the Fort William base in the afternoon
Briefing and kit checks then evening at leisure
Climb Ben Nevis
Drive through the Scottish Highlands via Loch Ness
Lunchtime flight home
Ben Nevis Challenge!