Ben Nevis Climb
Sat 22 Jun 2024 Fort William, Highland, UK

Ben Nevis Climb

Explore more for little paws! Cats aren't the only cool climbers - us humans are pretty good too! Conquer Scotland's highest peak to raise vital funds for our feline friends.

  • Sat 22 Jun 2024
Ben Nevis Visitor Centre, Fort William

Ben Nevis Climb



Age 14 & over

  • 1 day hiking + 1344 m ascent


Scotland's stunning peak is as beautiful as it is high. You’ll make new friends and unforgettable memories – all while raising vital funds to help the unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens in Cats Protection’s care.


  • Climb the highest mountain in the UK 
  • Experienced Mountain Leaders guide you every step of the way
  • Spectacular mountain views from the summit
  • Ideal for solo walkers, couples or groups of friends or colleagues
  • Fundraise to help Cats Protection provide a better life for cats and kittens in the UK
  • Enjoy a wonderful atmosphere, sharing experiences with other supporters of the charity

Event video

  • Average fitness
  • Teams


  • 07:45 | Meet at Glen Nevis Visitor Centre car park
  • 08:00 | Set off hiking
  • Descend by the same route to return to the start location
  • The route will take between 5-7 hours to ascend, and roughly 3 hours to descend
  • 18:00 | Challenge complete!

Fitness level

During the trek, you'll be led by mountaineering experts who will guide the group safely up and down the mountain. It is physically demanding, so you will need to have a reasonable level of fitness and be suitably equipped.

  • Free parking
  • Mountains
  • Paid parking
  • Rural

Event HQ

Ben Nevis Visitor Centre
Glen Nevis
Fort William
Fort William
PH33 6PF

The Glen Nevis Visitor Centre car park is located approx. 1.5 miles from the roundabout in Fort William located next to the River Nevis. Follow the road (Belford Road) signposted for Glen Nevis. The car park and Visitor Centre are on the left-hand side of the road as you approach from Fort William. There is parking for approx. 80 cars. The postcode for the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre is: PH33 6PF, however, this will leave you approx 1 mile short of the Visitor Centre itself. The next postcode along that road is PH33 6ST which will take you a little way past the Visitor Centre so keep an eye out for the car park on the left. 

  • First aid
  • Mountainous
  • Out and back
  • Own water only
  • Single start


  • Start at Glen Nevis Visitor Centre car park.
  • Ascend and descend Ben Nevis via the main tourist route.

  • Certificate
  • Technical t-shirt


When you join Team Cats, you’ll get a first-class experience including:


  • Fully organised Ben Nevis hiking day
  • Qualified Mountain Leader to guide you all the way to the summit and back
  • Mountain rescue support
  • Dedicated support from our Events team, who will answer any questions and share their personal experiences of challenge events
  • A brilliant fundraising pack containing resources, information, tips and ideas, and sponsorship forms
  • Free branded t-shirt to wear with pride during training and for the trek
  • Practical fundraising support
  • Access to the community of Cat Champions, where you’ll connect with other cat lovers, exchange ideas, tips, and advice
  • Motivation from a support crew of fellow cat lovers who believe in you and stand beside you as you hit your goals
  • Stories about the cats you’re helping

Not Included

  • Travel to/from the event
  • Accommodation if necessary 
  • Food and drink during the challenge
  • Personal hiking gear (boots, clothing etc)
  • Travel insurance

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Cats Protection

You'll share your trekking experience with a group of likeminded travellers who might even become friends for life! What's more, by raising funds you'll make an incredible difference to the unwanted and neglected cats that need help.

How Cats Protection is helping cats near you

Teams at 34 centres and around 210 branches work tirelessly to help abandoned, unwanted and neglected cats but they couldn't do it without your support.

You're able to choose any local Cats Protection branch or centre to receive 100% of the money you raise from your challenge, helping the cats in your chosen area.

Leap on this challenge for cats!

  • Age 14 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online

14-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Entry fees

Registration fee


Minimum sponsorship


Registration fee


Cats Protection challenge events are an enormously fun and rewarding way of fundraising. Not only do you get the rush of satisfaction of completing the challenger, but the feeling is doubled as you reach your fundraising target. Paul

From start to finish the adventure has been first class. John

If you're looking for a challenge, I would definitely recommend joining one, or all, of Cats Protection treks. Rhona