Ben Nevis Challenge August

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Ready for the challenge of a lifetime?

Register and join our summer climb of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland & Britain and help us to feed orphans and needy children around the globe by fundraising a minimum of £350.

Transport will be provided from London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford & Glasgow.

Please note there will be an overnight stay on both Friday 18th August and Saturday 19th August which will be arranged by Muslim Hands.



18 August 2017


Ben Nevis, Fort William, PH33 6SY


Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. Standing at 1,344 metres above sea level, it is located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands, close to the town of Fort William.

The mountain is a popular destination, attracting an estimated 100,000 ascents a year. The summit, which is the collapsed dome of an ancient volcano, features the ruins of an observatory which was continuously staffed between 1883 and 1904. The meteorological data collected during this period are still important for understanding Scottish mountain weather.


At Muslim Hands we know that the long term effects of hunger run deep and can cripple whole communities. Endemic malnutrition leads to poor health and increased school drop-out rates. This in turn leads to continued poverty and the vicious cycle continues from one generation to the next.

We are currently providing over 11,000 meals a day, but there is much more to be done. With your generous support, we can reach even more children with the support they need to keep them strong and healthy through their daily lives.

Q. Who can take part in this Challenge?

A. The Ben Nevis Challenge is open to anyone who is fit and able to walk. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Q. How can I register and much money do I have to raise to qualify?

A. You can register by clicking on the 'Register' button at the top of the webpage.
Once you have registered, please pay the registration fee of £60 to secure your place. This can be paid online by clicking on the 'Registration Fee' button at the top of this page or by calling our Donations Line on 0115 911 7222 (open 9am-8pm, Mon-Fri).

Please note a minimum of £350 must be fundraised. However, we are hoping that our enthusiastic fundraisers aim for a more pioneering individual target.

Q. What should I wear?

A. Please dress in your warmest clothes, with optional layers that are easy to put on and take off. Temperatures can differ, but the higher you get the colder it will become. Please ensure your footwear is comfortable and ideally, weatherproof.

We advise the following: walking/hiking boots, trekking stick (especially for the descent), wind/waterproof jacket, thick socks, ruck sack, a pair of extra socks, hiking trousers (avoid jeans as they do not dry quickly, should it rain), spare jumper, gloves, a watch and a sunhat/sunglasses.

Q. What should I bring?

A. A bottle of water is recommended. Snacks, such as fruit, will be provided on the coaches. However, we strongly recommend you bring extra snacks to last throughout the day.

On completion, we will provide a cold meal. It is advisable that you ensure your mobile phone is fully charged, in case we need to contact you.

Q. Is the walking route difficult?

A. We will be climbing the Achintee route also known as the tourist path, this is the most popular route. The path is steep throughout. The upper section is rough and very stony; it is often snow covered.



If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.