Climb Ben Nevis And Help Heart Research UK

Mountaineer, Rebecca Stephens, the first British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, is supporting national charity, Heart Research UK and its walkers on their first trek to the summit of the highest mountain in the UK – Ben Nevis.

The Heart Research UK event will take place on Friday 11 October – Sunday 13 October 2013, helping Heart Research UK to raise much needed funds for medical research and Healthy Heart projects in Scotland.

Climb Ben Nevis And Help Heart Research Uk

Rebecca is urging walkers and hikers to put their best foot forward and take on this challenge of a lifetime.

Standing at 1,344 metres (4,409 ft) above sea level, in the Scottish Highlands, close to the town of Fort William – Ben Nevis is known for its spectacular and dramatic views of the Highlands & Western Isles, making all your effort worthwhile.

There’s no climbing involved, you will follow a path, over uneven terrain at times, rising gradually in places with steeper and rocky sections. Guides will be on hand throughout the day to support and assist you.

There is a non-refundable entry fee of £50 and participants must pledge to raise a minimum of £500 (not including Gift Aid) for Heart Research UK - £200 of this to be raised by 15 September 2013.

As part of the weekend you will get coach transfers between Glasgow (Central Train Station or International Airport) and Fort William on the Friday and Sunday afternoons, two nights hotel accommodation in Fort William including all meals, a celebration party on the Saturday evening as well as full support from Heart Research UK in the form t-shirts, sponsor forms and fundraising ideas and top tips.

Rebecca Stephens, Mountaineer, says:

“Climbing Ben Nevis is a real challenge, not something to be taken lightly – but what an achievement! By taking part, not only will you be helping a very worthy cause but you’ll be committing to an active and healthier lifestyle in the process. I am excited to be supporting Heart Research UK’s first Ben Nevis Challenge and I wish all the hikers the best of luck with their adventure.”

Lynne Desborough, Fundraiser at Heart Research UK, says: “Register now to join us for a challenging but fun weekend where you’ll reach the summit of the highest mountain the UK and help us to raise much needed funds to help continue the fight against heart disease.”

To register please visit and the HRUK team will be in touch to confirm your place and send you a fundraising pack. If you have any questions contact Lynne in the fundraising team on 0113 234 7474 or email

Image: Rebecca Stephens Mountaineer supports Charity Hike