Our challenge takes us into the heart of the breathtaking Western Highlands in order to conquer the highest peak in Britain, which is set at 1,343m (4,409ft) above sea level.
Whilst our route to the top is technically easy, trekking Ben Nevis is a challenge, and requires stamina and determination. With stunning views of the Scottish Highlands all the way, it’s no surprise that climbing Ben Nevis is one of the most sought-after charity challenges in the UK.
Special thanks to the two local soldiers who have very kindly volunteered to carry Jordan up the mountain, so he can be part of this special trip.
Day 1 – Friday 24th July
Meet & Greet
Meet at Fort William – the base of all Ben Nevis ascents, located on the shores of Loch Linnhe. We’ll get together for a briefing and you’ll have chance get to know your fellow trekkers.
Day 2 – Saturday 25th July
Trek to the summit of Ben Nevis (1,343m). We’ll set off at 6am and zigzag our way through tough terrain to reach the top. Once there, we’ll take a break for lunch and to enjoy the stunning views of the Scottish Highlands. We’ll take a celebratory group photo when Jordan and the soldiers reach the summit, before beginning our descent. Total distance is approximately 9 miles, and it’ll take around 7-9 hours. In the evening, we’ll mark our accomplishment with a party in the marquee, including dinner, drinks and entertainment.
Day 3 – Sunday 26th July
Time to head home
There’ll be chance to say goodbye to your fellow trekkers, and then it’s time to make your way home.
Is the trip for me?
YES! People of all ages and from all walks of life take part in the Ben Nevis Challenge what everyone has in common is a desire to do something amazing for a good cause.
How fit do I need to be?
You don’t need to be a fitness fanatic to complete the challenge, but a certain degree of training is vital to ensure you enjoy this amazing experience. There are lots of Ben Nevis training guides available online.
What do I need to bring?
Check out our recommended equipment list below – vitals include waterproofs, head torches, warm clothes and water carriers.
Will I be able to raise the sponsorship?
YES! Take a look at our fundraising ideas to help you reach your target. Remember you are doing something truly amazing and will soon have your sponsorship!
Download your waiver statement
Please send your completed statement back to us either via email:
Or by post:
Jordan’s Journey to the Top,
The Jordan Reid Childhood Brain & Cancer Trust,
53 Burrowlee Road,
Stuck for fundraising ideas?
It’s really quick and surprisingly easy to reach your target. Here are a few ideas to get started:
- Sponsorship forms – pass them around to everyone you know!
- Arrange a special £10 menu with a local restaurant – if you get 20 friends to come along, and charge them £20 each, you’ll have £200 towards your fund!
- Ask your family and friends to help you with a car boot.
- Place collection boxes in various places.
- Ask family and friends for sponsorship instead of birthday and Christmas presents.
- Hold a quiz night with a raffle.