Ben Nevis Challenge

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Register today and be the first to hear about the return of our annual climb of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain!

Due to the Coronavirus, we are unable to confirm the exact dates for this trip in 2021, however encourage you sign up and kick-start your fundraising towards providing food for kids in the world’s poorest communities. The fundraising target is £400.

Transport will be available from: London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford & Glasgow, with overnight accommodation also included. There are only 60 available spaces for this trip.

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch at events@muslimhands.org.uk – or call our team at 0115 911 7222.

Location

Date

24 July 2021

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.


Food for Kids

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 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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Questions?

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.