Ben Nevis Challenge

The Ben Nevis Challenge is an exciting team challenge set in the stunning Scottish Highlands.


As a team of four, you will be challenged to:

Climb Britain’s highest peak

Cycle 25 miles through stunning Scottish landscapes

Canoe 3km across Loch Lochy

Awards are available for the fastest teams!


Dates: 18 June 2016

Registration: £195 (per team)

Minimum Sponsorship: £2,000 (per team)


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Option One. Minimum Sponsorship

Most teams will choose this option. You will agree with African Initiatives to raise a minimum sponsorship target (£2,000 as a team). This target will include the cost of the event (£600) and everything on top will go to African Initiatives to help support our work.

• Pay £195 registration fee as a team.

• Fundraise a minimum of £2,000 as a team.

• This target includes the event cost (£600 per team).

• Everything on top goes to African Initiatives to support our work.


Option Two. Self-Fund and Sponsorship

Some teams might like to pay the cost of the event themselves, so everything they raise goes from friends and family goes directly to African Initiatives.

• Pay £195 registration

• Pay the event cost yourselves (£600 per team)

• Raise as much as you can from your family, colleagues and friends for African Initiatives! [/learn_more]


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The Ben Nevis Charity Challenge is an exciting adventure race. It is achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness, who are prepared to put in plenty of training beforehand. The more you train, the more you will enjoy the challenge, and you never know – with plenty of training you might just win the fastest team![/learn_more]


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For climbing Ben Nevis, you must be properly clothed and equipped for hill-walking – remember the weather in the Highlands can change suddenly and drastically.

Climbing Ben Nevis Check List:

• Walking boots or shoes designed for fell-running (not trainers)

• Map, map case, compass and first aid kit as a team

• Survival bag and whistle.

• Extra thermal layers, hat, gloves and waterproof top and trousers.

• Torch.

Bikes: You must provide your own bikes. You will need a helmet and front and rear bike lights. Your bike should be in good working order and we would recommend a thorough service before the day of the challenge.

Clothes: We would recommend that you bring a change of clothes for the cycling section of the challenge [/learn_more]


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African Initiatives will help you set up a fundraising page and give you lots of support during fundraising. This event is run by Action for Charity, who are experts at running charity challenges. They will provide support during the event. The challenge starts in Fort William, Scotland with registration and a full event briefing on the evening of Friday 19th June 2015. Action for Charity will provide professional support throughout the whole challenge (Saturday 20th June). [/learn_more]


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Download all this and more in the PDF brochure and the poster.

Interested? Email or call 0117 915 0001.