Climb 1 for Type 1: Ben Nevis

Come together and climb towards a world without type 1 diabetes.


Sat 17 Aug 24



Ben Nevis, Lochaber

Reg fee £15 - £30


Join Team JDRF as we take on the highest peak in the UK, Ben Nevis, on 17 August 2024. 

Experience the breath-taking views of the Northwest Highlands with friends and family and join a unique group of JDRF supporters. Come together and hike your way to improve the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes. 

The route

The route followed is the Pony Track. Approximately 11 miles (17.7km) there and back, 1,353m (4,435ft) of ascent. 

Due to the nature of the route, the guides are going to impose a cut-off restriction for safety reasons. This is based on the standard Large Outdoors allowance of a maximum 10 hours to complete this walk. The cut-off location will be around the half-way lochan and anyone who doesn’t make it to that point by a certain time (calculated from the start time) will be turned back. Otherwise, the risks are too high in terms of not finishing in daylight and lengthy exposure if the weather isn’t great. 

Let's climb closer to a cure for type 1 diabetes

£5,804 raised

£25,000 Goal

£5,804 raised

£25,000 Goal

What to expect

Fully guided walk with professional guides to ensure safety

A limited edition climb 1 for type 1 medal

First aid cover

Fundraising tips and support

*Please note: The registration fee does not include accommodation, travel or main meals


Minimum age: 11 years old. All under 18s must be accompanied by their parent/guardian throughout the hike. At least one adult per 2 children please.

This is a challenging hike, and all participants must be fit and able to complete the walk. Under 18s must have hill walking experience. 

If you have any concerns about medical conditions or fitness levels, please contact the climb 1 team at who will be able to put you in touch with the guide company for you to then discuss with. All guides have first aid certification. 

Minimum sponsorship is £300 per individual.

Get in touch

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