Ben Nevis Challenge

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Ready for the challenge of a lifetime?

Join us for our climb of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland & Britain, from the 17th-19th August 2019!

You will help provide water to the world’s poorest communities.

Transport available from: London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford & Glasgow.

Registration fee: £60 Fundraising target: £400

*Only 60 spaces

Location

Date

17 August 2019

Venue

Ben Nevis, Fort William, PH33 6SY

About Ben Nevis

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.


The Gift of Water

With over 800,000 people dying from water-related illnesses each year, unsafe water is the single biggest obstacle to the health and prosperity of communities in the developing world.
Muslim Hands works globally to provide people with access to clean water and sanitation. The type of communities we work with vary greatly so our approach reflects this. Assessing the need for water on an individual basis, we tailor our solutions to specific problems.
With you support, Muslim Hands will be able to provide clean drinking water to the world’s poorest communities.

Q. Who can take part in the Ben Nevis 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. What are the registration requirements?

A. You must complete the registration form and complete the registration fee payment of £60 to secure your space.
Once your space is secured, we ask you fundraise a minimum of £400. 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. As this will be a two-night stay, you must pack sufficient clothing for both the trek and overnight clothing, alongside your usual toiletries, towels and belongings.

Although breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided, feel free to also pack your own snacks and drinks as well as plenty of water, to last you throughout the day.

It is advisable that you ensure your mobile phone is fully charged, in case we need to contact you.

Q. Are the walking routes 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.

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