Ben Nevis Midnight Trek

Reach for the stars with our brand new midnight Ben Nevis trek.

Ben Nevis Midnight Trek

Join us as we trek to the highest point in the UK – guided by torches and the stunning night sky!

Our brand new Ben Nevis Midnight Trek sees us conquer the highest mountain in the UK, but with a difference. We’ll be setting off at night-time and our trek will follow the route as it zig-zags its way to the summit in time to witness a breath-taking sunrise across the Scottish Highlands on our descent.

The trek will be challenging, but we'll be accompanied by experienced mountain leaders supporting us every step of the way and we will return with memories to last a lifetime. 

Challenge highlights

  • Trek 12 miles (18k) to the summit of the UK’s highest mountain at 1,343m
  • Witness a stunning sunrise from the top of Ben Nevis
  • Experience the breath-taking views of the Scottish Highlands
  • A fantastic challenge – perfect for those with little time away from home and work

Challenge overview

The team will meet in Fort William where we'll then enjoy dinner and a safety briefing. The trek begins at around 10pm – 11pm and the route to the summit will zig-zag its way through tough terrain. The landscape becomes ever more remote as we trek higher and higher, leaving the lowlands behind us.

Our ascent should take approximately 4-5 hours and, upon reaching the summit, we will be able to (hopefully!) enjoy a beautiful sunrise and take in the stunning views surrounding us.

The descent should take approximately 3-4 hours and upon reaching the finish we are rewarded with a hearty breakfast. We are then free to go on our onward journeys.

Download the event Kit List here to make sure you have everything you need!


We recommend that participants use public transport as we don’t want anyone taking the risk of driving whilst tired.

Thanks to the ScotRail Alliance, the first 20 participants to sign up will receive a rail pass for return travel to Fort William *.

MND Scotland will also be running a free return coach, from Glasgow to Ben Nevis, for participants. The return coach journey will depart after breakfast on Sunday 21st.

*Return ScotRail ticket to Fort William, valid from a ScotRail station and on ScotRail services only. Participants travelling from outside Scotland will receive a ticket valid from either Glasgow or Edinburgh. 20 individual tickets available.


Participants must be aged 18 or over to take part in this challenge alone. Those aged 14-17 may take part if accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Fundraising goal

  • We ask that participants raise a minimum sponsorship of £400
  • The registration fee is £49

We recommend that participants use public transport as we don’t want anyone taking the risk of driving whilst tired.

Our trek is being facilitated by Global Adventure Challenges and the booking button below will take you to the sign-up page on their website.

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