View from Ben Nevis, looking down a valley

Taking part in a sponsored walk is a fantastic way to explore the UK while doing your bit for charity.

SPANA affiliate Discover Adventure runs regular Open Challenges for the Ben Nevis Weekend Trek. Climb the highest point in the UK and take in the spectacular views while raising money for SPANA.

Explore the beauty of the British countryside and climb Ben Nevis for charity. Standing at 1,343 meters above sea level, Ben Nevis is the highest point in the UK and offers spectacular views of the green rolling peaks and valleys below. Although this is a challenging trek that requires endurance and a good level of physical fitness, Discover Adventure makes sure that you’ll have time to soak in the fresh air and views at your own pace.

You can enjoy this unique fundraising experience knowing that you are in good hands with the experienced Discover Adventure staff of guides and doctors, as well as a friendly local support crew of porters, guides, cooks, and drivers.

Day 1: Arrive at Fort William, meal and briefing about the trek. Spend some time getting to know your fellow fundraisers!

Day 2: Begin the ascent of Ben Nevis stopping at picturesque Lochan Meall and t-Suidhe before tackling the zigzagging trails up to the summit. Once the team reaches the summit, you can expect to enjoy panoramic views of Glen Nevis, Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil, as well as the ruins of the observatory at the top of the mountain. Upon returning to Fort William, participants can celebrate with dinner and a drink before a much-deserved rest.

Day 3: Following a hearty breakfast, depart Fort William and head home – challenge completed!

Open Challenge slots are available throughout the year

What’s included?

The cost of your trip includes travel, accommodation, meals, as well as pick-ups and drop-offs from Fort William railway station. Costs include an experienced and knowledgeable Discover Adventure guide and support staff.

Although the paths can be steep and participants will cover more than 11 miles during their nine hour trek, the well maintained gradual slopes make this a great challenge for a range of abilities. We recommend uphill and downhill training before taking on this challenge to make sure you’re prepared for this intensive day of hiking.

Climb the highest mountain in the UK for SPANA animal charity

Sponsorship and Deadlines:

registration fee of £75 secures your place with a commitment to raise a further £550 for SPANA. The registration fee guarantees your place on the trip and is non refundable. Once you hit your fundraising target – to be donated to SPANA no later than 10 weeks before departure – we will fund your trip costs.

If you have any worries about hitting this target, please speak to a member of the SPANA fundraising team. Or, you can self-fund and pay a £75 registration fee and a further £275 before the trip. You can then donate 100% of your fundraising directly to SPANA.

Register Your Interest:
Book your place today – the SPANA Fundraising team would love for you to come on board by taking part in open challenge trek. When you’re part of the SPANA team we’ll provide you with hints and tips to help you reach your fundraising target, training advice, and provide you with your very own SPANA running vest or t-shirt to wear with pride during your trip.

Contact our team to learn more or book your place.

There are many other challenges you can take part in and help our work. Read about our Great Wall of China charity walk, Machu PIcchu charity walk, Mount Kilimanjaro charity climb.