Ben Nevis Winter Climb

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Grade: Introductory level | 3 mountain days | Guide ratio 1:6

Climb Ben Nevis in Winter, Britain’s highest summit

Ben Nevis Winter Climb – A winter ascent of Ben Nevis 1344m is a challenging undertaking not to be compared to a summer ascent. This Course is designed to give you the necessary winter skills training in crampons and ice axe to allow a safe ascent of the UK’s highest mountain in winter conditions! Two days are available for the ascent of Ben Nevis, If you are lucky with the weather then the views from the summit are stunning. This course includes 3 days of instruction.

Previous Experience

For the Ben Nevis in Winter course all you need is a good level of fitness and enjoyment of long days on the British hills in summer.

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Ben Nevis in Winter

2 reviews for Ben Nevis Winter Climb

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tony

    First and foremost I had a fantastic trip which was organised very well, the Hotel Onich was in a beautiful location and was extremely comfortable complete with a drying room for kit. The staff were very friendly and polite and the food was spot on, just what you needed after a long day on the mountains :)

    Our Guide Mark on the first day was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with, we walked a very nice ridge line over Stob Coire nan Lochan in some very snowy conditions, learnt to break trail, crampon and axe use and a great deal about weather and snow conditions. In the evening we learnt about avalanche risks and factors affecting snow and avalanche conditions.

    For the second and third day I was fortunate to be one on one guided by John Walker, on the second day we set off up Ben Nevis consolidating crampon and ice axe use and discussing weather and snow conditions and navigation. We were extremely fortunate to be met with views from the summit ! it got clearer the longer we were up there and got some spectacular photos, the descent really consolidated working with the axe and keeping safe and secure. Was a brilliant day and John was extremely good company, I learnt a great deal and was impressed with his knowledge of been able to name every summit he could see ! Oh and I also learnt the importance of centrifugal force with restoring blood flow to hands haha,

    The third day was surprisingly enough fantastic again ! We achieved the summits of 2 Munros as well as practising the various ways to self arrest with the axe, temperature was quite pleasant ! we were even able to stop for a brew on the summit of Stob Coire Altruim (That may possibly be incorrect !) before progressing onto Sto na Doire (again that one also may be incorrect, serves me right for not writing this as it was all fresh in my head !) A very pleasant experience and while walking with John it was just like been out with an extremely knowledgeable friend for a good day on the mountains learning a lot of new things,

    All in all a brilliant trip and thank you very much to Adventure Peaks and to John and Mark for having me.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shani

    Well organised, felt very confident with the guides who took us. They were experienced and knew a lot about the place geographically which was really nice…the views from the top were incredible!

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1 Extra night B&B - £35 per night (if booked through us) The request for extra nights must be made to Adventure Peaks at the time of booking to obtain the above rates and will be subject to availability as we have courses running throughout the winter.
1 Extra night DB&B - £54 per night (if booked through us) The request for extra nights must be made to Adventure Peaks at the time of booking to obtain the above rates and will be subject to availability as we have courses running throughout the winter.
2 Extra nights B&B - £35 per night (if booked through us) The request for extra nights must be made to Adventure Peaks at the time of booking to obtain the above rates and will be subject to availability as we have courses running throughout the winter.
2 Extra nights DB&B - £54 per night (if booked through us) The request for extra nights must be made to Adventure Peaks at the time of booking to obtain the above rates and will be subject to availability as we have courses running throughout the winter.
Single room supplement £20 per night - 3 nights Single room supplement £20 per night

Deposits

The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£150 per Person


Land Only Availability Days Price Book
3rd Jan 2020 - 6th Jan 2020
4
10th Jan 2020 - 13th Jan 2020
4
24th Jan 2020 - 27th Jan 2020
4
7th Feb 2020 - 10th Feb 2020
4
14th Feb 2020 - 17th Feb 2020
4
6th Mar 2020 - 9th Mar 2020
4
13th Mar 2020 - 16th Mar 2020
4