Summit the Highest Mountain in the British Isles and Canoe Loch Ness

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Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Highlands by summiting Ben Nevis - the highest point in the British Isles - and canoeing across the world-famous Loch Ness. A real bucket list adventure for those who want to travel into the wild.
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SUMMIT THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE BRITISH ISLES AND CANOE LOCH NESS
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Calendar
Fri, 8 May 2020
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Dalcross, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Inverness Airport, Dalcross, Inverness IV2 7JB, UK
Start times
Fri, 8 May 2020
SUMMIT THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE BRITISH ISLES AND CANOE LOCH NESS:
7:30pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Summit the Highest Mountain in the British Isles and Canoe Loch Ness
SUMMIT THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE BRITISH ISLES AND CANOE LOCH NESS
Distance
12km
£640.00 - £780.00
Route information
This 3-day active adventure will allow you to explore the best of the Scottish Highlands. Summit Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the British Isles and explore the still waters of Loch Ness via canoe. Stay in charming pub accommodation, with plenty of time to bond with your fellow travellers.
This adventure also allows you to give back to nature. Support the efforts of the National Trust by making a team effort to pick up rubbish on Ben Nevis and the beaches of Loch Ness.
Itinerary:
Day 1:
You will be collected from Inverness Airport at 19:30 and shuttled to the Loch Ness Inn, Drumnadrochit. Once you've arrived there will be a quick briefing on the weekend ahead.
Day 2:
Summit Ben Nevis via Coire Leis - below the north face of the Ben - giving you a view that is unseen from the tourist route. Ascend to the summit via a cairn that will give walkers a real sense of the scale of Ben Nevis. Expect to hike around 12km to reach the summit of 1,345m (4,143ft).
Day 3:
Starting at the striking Fort Augustus at the southern end of the Loch, paddle in a two person canoe north along the Loch's eastern shoreline to Dores. Short breaks will be built into the journey, with an aim for a longer break at Foyers or Inverfarigaig for lunch. Transfers will take people from Dores to Inverness Airport in the evening.
This is an adventure for those who are comfortable with a challenge and elements on the unknown. You should be fit enough to be able to spend 8 hours on your feet over 2-3 days.
What's included
  • A dedicated local guide
  • 2 nights at the Loch Ness Inn
  • Transfers to and from Inverness Airport
  • Meals at the Loch Ness Inn on days 2 and 3
  • Lunch on the banks of Loch Ness
  • Canadian canoe hire
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How to get there
Inverness Airport, Dalcross, Inverness IV2 7JB, UK
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Address: Inverness Airport, Dalcross, Inverness, IV2 7JB
Plane: Inverness airport is served by regular flights to and from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Manchester, and Amsterdam.
Train: trains run to Inverness from other major cities in Scotland, such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen.
Car: If coming from the south, take the M6 for its entire length northbound until it merges into the A74(M). Take the A74(M) until it merges into the M74. Take junction 4 of the M74 to take the M73. Merge onto the M80 from the M73. Merge onto the M80 until it becomes the M9. Take the M9 the entire length northbound, and merge onto the A9. Follow the A9 to Inverness airport.
Event day logistics
Baggage Storage: luggage can be stored in the accommodation.
Dietary Requirements: All dietary requirements can be catered for, please just specify in your booking.
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Spectator Info
This event is not open to spectators
Backpack
Kit List
  • Warm clothes
  • Waterproof walking boots
  • Waterproofs
  • Small daysack
  • Old trainers (that will get wet)
  • Synthetic sports clothing
  • Hats
  • Gloves
FAQs
How fit do I need to be to summit Ben Nevis and canoe Loch Ness?
You should be reasonably fit given you are going to be summiting the highest mountain in Britain, as well as canoeing for around 8 hours.
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What will the weather be like at this time of year on Ben Nevis and Loch Ness?
Loch Ness is generally warm, although you should be prepared to encounter wet and windy conditions. Ben Nevis can be cold, wet, windy, or even snowy at any time of the year so please do be prepared for this.
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Is sports equipment provided to climb Ben Nevis and canoe Loch Ness?
A Canadian canoe (a tandem) is provided for the canoe across Loch Ness.
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What dietary requirements can be catered for during the Summit the Highest Mountain in the British Isles and Canoe Loch Ness adventure?
All dietary requirements can be catered for. Please make a note of any requirements in the booking process.
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