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“Inclusive and accessible” Ben Nevis trek launched

Registration is open for the RNIB’s Ben Nevis fundraising trek

02 Apr 2019 by Emily McCormick

This summer the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) will lead a team to the summit of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

The fundraising climb, which will take place on 10 August, is designed to be inclusive and accessible for people of all ages, levels of fitness and sight conditions. The RNIB said that sighted participants will be encouraged to support those with sight loss up the 1345-metre-high mountain.

The charity anticipates that the ascent and descent of the mountain will take between six to 10 hours, with climbers encouraged to walk at their own pace. It will also provide a training plan to those who sign up.

Head of public fundraising at the RNIB, Alex McDowell, said: “Our trek along the rocky trail to the summit of this ancient volcano will be challenging, but your sense of achievement at the top will be incredible.”

Mr McDowell added: “This is not a race, this is a team effort that enables people to achieve their personal goals and raise money to support RNIB’s work breaking down the barriers facing people with sight loss in Scotland and across the UK.”

In addition to Ben Nevis, the RNIB is also organising treks along the Jurassic Coast (29 June) and the South Downs (6 July).

The registration fee for the Ben Nevis trek is £75 with a fundraising target of £550.

For more information and to sign up, visit the RNIB website.

Image credit: Pixabay

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