Project Description

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain and stands 1344m high, rising from sea level at Loch Linnhe and towering over the town of Fort William. Going from the bottom to the top of the mountain you pass through 4 different vegetation zones. There is snow on the summit for much of the year; indeed it is not uncommon to find 8 feet of snow on the top during April. Our ascent from the visitor centre follows a walking route that will take approximately 6-8hrs at a steady pace.

On a good day you can see all the way to the majestic rock spires of The Isle of Skye and looking the other way, down Loch Linnhe to the Irish Sea. The trip is fully guided by an experienced mountain leader with lots of experience on Ben Nevis!

Three Peaks challenge

This challenge takes on the three biggest mountains in the UK – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon all in three days! It’s a fast paced and physically enduring challenge spanning 26 miles and ascend to a total height of almost 3,000m. This is a serious and tough challenge which requires a good level of fitness, as well as plenty of grit and determination. Ultimately, however, your hard work will be rewarded with spectacular views and a huge sense of achievement.

Due to the best climate and weather forecasts most treks tend to take place in September or October. If you’re interested in taking part in a trek for COSMIC please email info@cosmiccharity.org.uk for more details.