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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Great Strides™ Ben Nevis Challenge Weekend


27th September 2019


Ben Nevis, Fort William.

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Join Team CF for this challenging sponsored walk. Standing at 1,343m high, Ben Nevis is the highest point in the British Isles.

On a clear day the view from the peak is one of the most breath-taking sights in Scotland. Grab friends and family from across the country for this challenging trek, climbing the United Kingdom’s highest mountain. This is not an easy hike; there will be sweat, quite possibly tears and we promise your legs will ache afterwards, but its an amazing chance to get together and help fight for a life unlimited for those affected by cystic fibrosis.

For cross-infection risk management, if you have cystic fibrosis, please contact us before signing up to this event!

Event Information:

In return for a registration fee and minimum sponsorship pledge, your Great Strides Ben Nevis Challenge includes all of this:

  • Two nights BB&D accommodation in a fabulous Scottish Hotel & Leisure Club*
  • A goody bag on arrival
  • Transfer from Glasgow - Fort William - Glasgow
  • Packed lunch for your walk
  • Experienced guides to lead your Ben Nevis Challenge

*Rooms are based on two sharing (if you require a single room please contact us). We also have a limited number of family rooms that sleep 3, please specify if this is a requirement and we will do our best to accommodate.

Travel to Fort William on Friday to start the ascent on Saturday morning, with your transfer back to Glasgow on the Sunday morning. Due to the nature of this event we have to be quite strict with timings. Please see our itinerary below before you make any plans or commitments.

Friday 27th September (timings subject to change):

2.30pm:            Coach arrives at Glasgow Central train station, leaving promptly at 2.45pm  

3.00pm:            Coach arrives at Glasgow International Airport, leaving promptly at 3.15pm 

6.15pm:            Arrive at the Hotel (journey time depends on traffic) 

7.00pm:            Evening meal 

9.00pm:            Briefing with the CF Trust representatives in the hotel 

9.30pm:            Free time to relax in the hotel bar or head to bed 

Saturday 28th September (timings subject to change):

7:00am:            Full Scottish breakfast 

7.45am:            Coach leaves for Glen Nevis

8.00am:            Day-only walkers to arrive at Glen Nevis car park

8.15am:            Briefing from our guides from 8.2 who will assist our safe climb

8.30am:            Begin the trek

2.00pm:            Summit. Weather permitting, we stop for a photo and admire the view!

2.15pm:            Start the descent back into Glen Nevis

5.30pm:            Arrive back in Glen Nevis.

8:00pm:            Dinner in the hotel

9.00pm:            Congratulations! Presentation of certificates in the hotel

Sunday 29th September (timings subject to change):

8.00am:            Full Scottish breakfast 

10.00am:          Coach departs for Glasgow 

1.20pm:            Coach arrives at Glasgow Int. Airport and then Glasgow Central train station

This charity walk has now reached capacity and entries are closed for 2019!

Why walk for Cystic Fibrosis Trust?

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to fighting for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis for everyone living with the condition. We are investing in cutting-edge research, supporting clinical care, and campaigning tirelessly on the issues that matter, but we need your help. Together we will beat cystic fibrosis for good.

Don't fancy Ben Nevis? Take a look at our other treks available

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Do you think you've got what it takes? Let us know and we'll inform you as soon as we have a date for this fantastic experience in 2020. 

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