Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis Summer Ascent

  • When Various dates - May to October
  • Where Fort William, Scotland
  • Type Walks and treks
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Register for a place for £99 and pledge to raise a minimum of £300. The total cost of the self-funder option (inc. £99 registration fee) is £270.

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About Ben Nevis Summer Ascent

Take on the UK’s highest mountain in this fantastic challenge.

Ben Nevis stands at an impressive 1,344m high, towering over Fort William and offers some truly stunning views from the summit. If the sun is shining, you can see all the way to the rock spires of the Isle of Skye and Loch Linnhe down to the Irish Sea.

The Ben Nevis Challenge is perfect for a first time trekker, with experienced mountain leaders guiding you the whole way.

Why Trek for Breast Cancer Now

Team Now benefits

Whether you’re looking to beat a personal best, or just cross the finish line, every stride you make will help fund life-saving research. And we’ll support you every step of the way.

You’ll not only get your very own Breast Cancer Now t-shirt, but access to our online Training Zone, the complete support of our experienced Challenge Events team and a fundraising pack with everything you’ll need to raise money. You will also receive a fundraising pack and access to our exclusive Fundraising Tips and Ideas webpage with everything you’ll need to reach your fundraising target.

What's included

We’ll be here to make sure you get all the support you need for your incredible challenge, including:

  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified mountain leaders and first aiders
  • Briefing, route planning and equipment check
  • Two nights twin room accommodation with breakfast (single rooms are available at a supplement)

You’ll also get an invitation to join our exclusive team Facebook group, so you can chat to your fellow trekkers to share training tips and words of encouragement.

Payment options explained

80% of your £300 pledge amount must be raised and received by Breast Cancer Now 10 weeks before your departure date.

All participants will pay the registration fee (£99) to Maximum Adventure who organise the event. You then have the option to either agree to a minimum sponsorship pledge (£300) or to self-fund the whole cost of the trip yourself (£275).

If you choose the minimum sponsorship option Breast Cancer Now will pay the remainder of your trip costs from the money that you raise.

80% of the minimum sponsorship pledge (£320) must be raised and received by Breast Cancer Now 10 weeks before your departure date to allow us to pay the invoice for your trip costs. The final 20% (£80) must be received by Breast Cancer Now by one month after you return from the challenge.

Anything you raise above the minimum sponsorship amount comes to Breast Cancer Now. If you choose the self-funder option you will be covering all of the trip costs yourself (£275) and we ask you to try and raise at least £100 to support our work.

Want to know what it's like to take part in this incredible challenge? Read our guest blog by 12-year-old Reagan, who took on the challenge in 2015.

Location, venue and travel

The starting venue

Fort William, Scotland

Got any questions?

We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.

Call our Challenge Events team on 0207 025 2483 or email You can also enquire about an event by completing our online form.