Join us in Scotland to climb BEN NEVIS!
At 1,343 metres, Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain, with a climb that starts almost at sea level.
Located deep within the Highlands of Scotland, the Ben is set among rugged peaks with steep-sided glens dotted with a multitude of lochs. It is a stunning landscape which is the wildest part of Britain.
The Scottish Highlands offer the best of Britain's upland scenery and cannot be beaten for mountain adventure. It is here that we find the highest, most rugged and remote mountains.
We have managed to secure some quality accommodation in a quiet and secluded hamlet just a few miles from the highest mountain in Britain - Ben Nevis! Our lodge is wonderfully set in its own private, wooded grounds and the site enjoys superb panoramic views overlooking Loch Linnhe and Ardgour Mountains.
It is especially good that we have managed to arrange to visit the Scottish mountains in June, at the absolute best time of year when the days are wonderfully long. Any earlier and the adventurous upland hikes of the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe mountain ranges are likely to still be dangerously clad in snow, while any later and we will be bothered by midges (tiny biting flies) which can hatch out and swarm in July and August.
We will have 2 full days of hiking so we can keep an eye on the weather and climb Ben Nevis on the best day for views. There are plenty of other options for our second day of hiking.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
3 nights quality, lodge accommodation (rooms are twin en-suite with Wi-Fi access and flat screen TVs) - maximum 2 people per room!
All transport in Scotland and airport transfers from Glasgow.
A choice of guided hikes by trained Mountain Leaders (MLTE) and qualified first aiders.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Food kitty - our lodge has self catering facilities.
Restaurant or pub meals - Scotland is well know for its unique and hearty food.
Transport to Glasgow - Currently £89 return with Flybe with checked-in luggage (20kg) - Birmingham to Glasgow.
The meeting point will be at Glasgow Airport on Saturday 31 May at 13:00. We will drop you off at Glasgow Airport at 14:25 on Tuesday 3 June.
OUTBOUND - Thursday 19 June - BE788 departing [BHX] 12:35 arriving [GLA] 13:55
INBOUND - Sunday 22 June - BE793 departing [GLA] 18:45 arriving [BHX] 20:05
Alternatively Virgin Trains operates direct services between Birmingham New Street station and Glasgow Central station, with regular bus connection to Glasgow Airport.
Tickets can be booked 13 weeks in advance. If you travel by train please allow enough time to travel to/from the meeting point at Glasgow Airport.
To confirm your place on this trip please use internet banking. The account details are:
Account Name: BACKABUSH XPLORERS
Full payment is required in order to confirm your place.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.
We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx