Climb the highest mountain in the UK by torch and moonlight in time to experience the sunrise from the summit whilst helping to change the lives of people with dementia in the UK.
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Your chance to climb Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, at night!
Make this spectacular climb by torch and moonlight to reach the summit and see the sunrise. On our descent, witness the breathtaking highland landscapes surrounding you, before finishing the challenge with a well-deserved breakfast to help celebrate your achievements.
This is an amazing opportunity to take on a tough trekking challenge at night and help to change the lives of people with dementia in the UK.
"I'd describe it as the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, but definitely the most exhilarating. I’ve got the buzz for it now, here's to the next one!" Nicola James
Summit of Ben Nevis at midnight takes approx 5-6 hours; descent approx 2-4 hours.
Day 1: Arrive Scotland
We meet at the start point and enjoy a good meal for maximum energy. We begin our challenge at sunset. The ascent kicks off quite steeply, but then settles into a steadier uphill gradient. As our path changes from green vegetation to stony, barren slopes, we tackle the famous ‘zig-zags’. As dawn approaches we can see the cairn that marks the summit – it's an exciting sight! We are currently the highest people in Britain!
Day 2: Descent
In good visibility we can enjoy views over Glen Nevis, Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil. The descent will be relatively speedy, and it's time for a celebration breakfast at the end. We leave Fort William and return to Glasgow where the challenge ends.
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