JUNE 19 - 22 - BEN NEVIS & THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS (LONG WEEKEND AWAY)

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 £105 return with easyJet with checked-in luggage (20kg) - London Stansted to Glasgow.


The meeting point will be at Glasgow Airport on Thursday 19 June at 14:00We will drop you off at Glasgow Airport at 14:45 on Sunday 22 June.


Recommended flights:

OUTBOUND - Thursday 19 June - EZY215 departing [STN] 12:45 arriving [GLA] 14:00

INBOUND - Sunday 22 June - EZY216 departing [GLA] 16:45 arriving [STN] 18:00 


Alternatively Virgin Trains operates direct services between London Euston station and Glasgow Central station, with regular bus connection to Glasgow Airport.

http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/routes-stations/glasgow%20central/#routesFinder

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

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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


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  • Oksana

    Hi guys, THANK YOU so much for the amazing trip to Ben Nevis! Special THANKS to Geoff and Etiennette for perfect organization !!! All was great! Thanks for the great mood and for the route options available!
    I really enjoyed that interesting CMD path. And thanks for the enthusiast - Vijay => great company! Few pictures from our trip could be found here

    https://picasaweb.google.com/100100147082845143197/ScottishHighlands?noredirect=1

    2 · July 20

  • Etiennette

    A lovely group of enthusiastic people, up for challenging mountain days. Well done everyone! It was a real pleasure to spend this long weekend in the Highlands with you all. See you again soon. :D

    June 24

  • Geoff

    A big THANK YOU to everyone on this trip for all the fun and laughs. We were lucky with the weather but also to have such a great bunch of people together to conquer 'The Ben' - I know it hurt but we all made it! :-)

    June 23

  • Majella

    Perfect weekend, with awesome company & superb views. Thanks to everyone for making it such a fab trip & an extra special thanks to Geoff & Etiennette for organising the whole thing. XX

    June 23

  • Ishani G.

    Fantastic trip, had a fabulous time, and like everyone else has already said, an awesome group of people !! Thank you so much everyone for making it truly enjoyable!! Geoff and Etiennette, absolutely brilliant job, looking forward to seeing everyone again on another trip. x

    June 23

  • Simon

    Wow, what a weekend!! Great to meet you all and thanks for the laughs and sharing the pain. Geoff and Eti, you've managed to put another sterling event.

    Worth a look in the news, see this link!!

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-27954358

    2 · June 23

  • Amy

    Great weekend! Great weather, great hikes and great people! So much fun! Thanks so much to Geoff and Etienette for organising. Hope to see you all on a hike sometime soon! x

    June 23

  • Natalia de C.

    Massive thanks to Geoff, Etienette and all the crazy trekkers which are wonderful people. You all made my adventure in the Scottish mountains an awesome weekend and we conquered 'The Ben' together in style!Hope to see you all again in the future Xxx

    June 23

  • Shannon

    What an awesome weekend! Thanks to Geoff and Etienette for organising and to all the lovely people who came on the weekend and made it a barrel of laughs and a great vibe. Hope to see you all again soon. Xx

    2 · June 22

  • Geoff

    My guests are Val, Beatrice, Laura and Simon.

    March 5

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