‘TEACH - Time to Educate Africa's Children' is a dynamic, frontline charity working to alleviate poverty through the power of education.
Sustainability is at the heart of TEACH's work - which is why we believe a hand-up is more effective than a hand out. We provide innovative and holistic educational programmes, which place the power to act and to change, firmly in young people's hands. With a sound education, the core economic, social and health issues Africa faces can be challenged and overcome.
Our pathway is two-fold: While we aim to empower young Africans through our field projects, we also believe it is imperative that youth in the UK engage in the pressing global development issues of today. We promote interactive learning through participatory workshops, with the aim of developing attributes of responsible global citizens.
How we do it:
We TEACH young people that through education, they have the power to change their world.
We work with (NOT for) young people and local communities, to provide responsible and sustainable development programs.
We seek partnerships with schools and organisations in the UK, Ghana and Tanzania, whose mission and aims align with ours.
We provide holistic programmes that equip young people with the skills, knowledge and resources that enable them to support themselves in the challenges they face.
To find out more about TEACH please click here.
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain and stands 1344m high, rising from sea level at Loch Linnhe and towering over the town of Fort William.
A winter ascent of Ben Nevis is not an undertaking for the fainthearted! It is cold, can be very windy and can have a substantial snow covering! It is almost unrecognisable from the summer. But what a challenge and sense of achievement if successful.
This is a weekend event designed to give you the necessary winter skills training and also climb the UK's highest mountain in winter conditions! Every year we run winter ascents of Ben Nevis, led by qualified mountain leaders.
Our ascent from the visitor centre avoids the foreboding cliffs seen in photograph above, and follows a walking route that will take approximately 8-10hrs at a steady pace (the key to progress on a mountain is steady pacing and not speed and pause).
If you are lucky with the weather then the views from the summit, and even from half way up, are quite stunning. On a good day you can see all the way to the majestic rock spires of The Isle of Skye and looking the other way, down Loch Linnhe to the Irish Sea.
- Highest peak in the UK
- 2 days guiding by qualified guide.
- Friday meet up and evening briefing
- A winter skills training day on the Saturday, followed by an ascent of Ben Nevis on the Sunday
- Distance - 11 miles/18km.
- Ascent - 4359ft/1329 metres.
- Summit - 4408ft/1344 metres.
- You need to be fit for an ascent which may take 8-10hrs
- We provide crampons, ice axe and helmet
- Twin room hotel accommodation for evening relaxation
- Many years experience on Ben Nevis - we also adhere to the mountain code and work with the John Muir Trust to ensure the conservation of ‘The Ben'.
- Join us for a great adventure ...
A typical itinerary looks like this:
|Friday||Evening meet up. Evening meal, briefing, route planning and equipment check with your guide. (Afternoon pick ups at the airport are available at a surcharge)|
|Saturday||Winter skills training day to ensure you are prepared for the ascent. Return to accommodation for evening meal and de-brief.|
|Sunday||Breakfast and then depart for Ben Nevis ascent. (Return transfers to the airport are available at a surcharge)|
Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members' fitness, weather conditions or for any other reason the guide may deem necessary.
If you are making your own way to Fort William you should arrive the Friday afternoon/evening in time for the evening briefing.
To do this challenge there is a non refundable registration fee of £99pp payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of the booking.
The minimum fundraising target is £400 so please only sign-up if you are confident that you can raise this money.
All subsequent money raised is to be paid directly to TEACH . 80% of the fundraising pledge should be paid directly to the charity 10 weeks before your trip departure date.
To do this trip you need to have a good level of fitness. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy your day. The ascent may take 8-10 hours.
We recommend that you follow a fitness plan in preparation for your challenge, an example of one will be sent to you when you have confirmed your booking.
Although the fitness plan we will send to you has been devised by a fitness professional, this is only provided as a guide and you should seek professional advice before starting your own fitness regime.
Expect cold weather conditions during the trip. Scottish winter conditions can besevere and you need to be appropriately equipped. See the kit list.
Price & Inclusions
There is a registration fee of £99 payable at the time of booking.
There is a subsequent fundraising target of £400 to be paid to TEACH 10 weeks before your event.
- Professional event organisation.
- Qualified mountain leaders.
- Evening briefing, route planning and equipment check.
- Use of winter technical equipment.
- Two nights twin room hotel accommodation with breakfast. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
- Glasgow International Airport arrival and departure transfers are available at a supplement.
- Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders.
How To Book?
To book onto this trip please click the 'Book now' button.
When you have completed the booking form, please call us on 01768371289 so we can take your registration fee by credit or debit card.
Please note there is a 3% charge on credit cards.
Please remember to enter 'TEACH' in the reference box on the booking form so that we know you are raising money for the charity.
Once we have received your booking we will contact you with specific information about your challenge, along with an appropriate kit list and fitness plan to help you prepare for your upcoming challenge and make the most of it!