Attaining the summit of the mighty Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK, in winter conditions is an amazing experience and is not an undertaking for the fainthearted!
It is cold, can be very windy and has a substantial snow covering! It is almost unrecognisable from the summer.
This is a 2 day challenge; 1 day learning essential skills for walking in wintery conditions, using an ice axe and crampons safely and correctly and covering basic winter navigation techniques and 1 day walking Ben Nevis.
A typical itinerary looks like this:
Day 1 – Friday: Check in to your accommodation, evening briefing, route planning and equipment check with your guide.
Day 2 – Saturday: Breakfast followed by Winter Skills training to ensure you are prepared for the ascent. Return to accommodation for a debrief.
Day 3 – Sunday: Breakfast and off for your Ben Nevis ascent. Services end on return to your accommodation. Sunday night accommodation is available at a supplement for those who would like to stay over.