Fri 12 Mar - Sun 14 Mar 2021

OVERVIEW

What to expect

ITINERARY

What you will do

COSTS

Ways to pay

ESSENTIAL INFO

All you need to know

Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Fri 12 Mar 2021

Arrival and welcome/safety briefing.

You will need to arrive at the accommodation in Glen Nevis by 8pm to meet the rest of the team and take part in the important safety briefing from your leaders. We will also be sorting out all kit hire required for the challenge on this evening so that we can make a prompt start on the following morning.
Dinner is not included.

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Day 2, Sat 13 Mar 2021

Winter skills training.

After a hearty breakfast you will then have a introductory talk about safety on the hills in winter, and the key principles of winter walking. Following this introductory talk we will head out onto the hills to begin practicing the key skills that you will need to learn to attempt the summit-bid the following day. These skills will include kicking steps, using crampons and ice axes, and practicing ice axe arrests.
The precise hills we will use for this skills day is governed by weather conditions.
After a day of learning these skills we will return to the hostel for dinner. After dinner there will be a further talk from the leaders to consolidate our learning.

(B, L, D)

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Day 3, Sun 14 Mar 2021

The summit day!

Today is when we put all of our new skills to use as we set out for the summit. Ahead of us is 14km of tough winter walking as we ascend up the Pony Track, along the famous ‘zig-zags’ before heading out across the plateaux to the summit. All the while we will be putting into practice our skills, using crampons and kicking steps where necessary.
After celebrating at the summit we will descend back to the hostel where it will be time to depart.

(B, L)

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Important information

Please note: Charity Challenge reserve the right to make any amendments necessary to this itinerary.
We will aim to complete this challenge by 4-5pm. However, delays can happen, so please make sure you have flexible onward travel plans.
The timings offered in this itinerary are offered as a guide only. Precise timings during the challenge may vary depending upon things such as weather, groups ability etc.

NB: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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