Join us on this trip to Ben Nevis at 1,345 metres (4,411 ft) the highest mountain in the British Isles.
Ryanair from Dublin to Edinburgh Departing Friday the 1st of June @ 12.35pm and returning from Edinburgh on Monday the 4th at 3.40pm. Expect to pay between €80 to €100 return – you need to book for yourself.
Scotland Hotel and Leisure Club, Pitlochry, Scotland – expect to pay about €136 to share and about €250 for your own room for the three nights – you will need to book for yourself
This will be required. If you are willing to drive or want to join in another car let us know.
Confirmation – After booking your flights and accommodation please confirm your booking with Anne Collins who is organising the trip.
Ben Nevis in Scotland, is the highest mountain in the British Isles. Standing at 1,345 metres (4,411 ft) above sea level, it is at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands, close to the town of Fort William.
The 700-metre (2,300 ft) cliffs of the north face are among the highest in Scotland, providing classic scrambles and rock climbs of all difficulties for climbers and mountaineers. They are also the principal locations in Scotland for ice climbing.
The summit, which is the collapsed dome of an ancient volcano, features the ruins of an observatory which was continuously staffed between 1883 and 1904. The meteorological data collected during this period are still important for understanding Scottish mountain weather.
Please note that this will be a challenging 5 to 7 hour climb at a good steady pace.
The accommodation is 1hr 45mins from Ben Nevis so it will be an early start. We need to get climbing early so as to avoid getting caught in the large crowds coming back down. If you are game I would advise you to get booking quickly and let us know when you have done so. This will help us plan the car hire situation.
For those not going to Ben Nevis there will also be a weekend organised to Cloghane, Co. Kerry. The accommodation is the Mount Brandon Hostel. More details soon.