Fri, 25 Aug|
Ben Nevis & Buachaille Etive Mòr Weekend
Climb Scotland's highest mountain (Ben Nevis) and most photographed mountain (Buachaille Etive Mòr) in a weekend.
Time & Location
25 Aug 2023, 13:30 – 27 Aug 2023, 13:30
Fort William, Ben Nevis, Fort William PH33 6TE, UK
About the event
Climb Scotland's highest mountain (Ben Nevis) and Scotlands most photographed mountain (Buachaille Etive Mòr) in a weekend.
We will set off from Glasgow in our 8 seater vehicle early afternoon to our accomodation by Fort William. Accomodation will be hostel/bunkhouse, so you will need to arrange your own meals, there are plenty of shops and restaurants available.
Located in Lochaber in the West Highlands, Fort William is often described as the Outdoor Capital of tha UK and is a popular spot for weekend breaks.
Saturday morning we will make our way to Glen Nevis to start our walk up Scotlands highest Munro (1345m/4411ft) the distance is around 17km and should take between 7/9hrs. Its a long day so some experience of hill walking is recommened.
A unique feature of the summit is the Old Observatory, which was opened in 1883. It provided hourly meteorological data for almost 20 years, recording some of the UK's most useful information about mountain weather to date. It closed in 1904 and it now lies in ruin, but can be used for shelter in emergencies.
Accomodation on the Saturday night will either be the same as night before or in the Glen Coe area depending on availability.
On Sunday we head to the start point for Buachaille Etive Mòr which stands at the head of Glen Etive. Its cone like shape, makes it one of the most recognisable and photographed mountains in Scotland. Distance 13 km and should take around 8hrs.
After this we drive back to Glasgow.
Its a big weekend and a good level of fitness is required.
A kit list will be sent out nearer the time.
A minimum of 4 and a maximum of 7 participants.
Ben Nevis Weekend£125.00+£3.13 service fee