Macs Adventure

Ben Nevis Needs your help!

25 Jun , 2012  

We actively support Friends of Nevis and have just received this appeal for help so if you fancy some fresh air, excercise and putting something back then why not enjoy a fabulous weekend in the western highlands with Friends of Nevis.

Here are the details from Liz:

Friends of Nevis is getting a small team together to work with Martin McCrorie on maintenance of the Ben Nevis Mountain Track between 12  – 15 July. We hope to work just below, around and above Lochan Meall an t’Suidhe (halfway lochan), though this will vary according to the weather conditions and who is available.

We still need a few more volunteers for any/all of these dates and I’m really hoping you would like/are able to help us out.  I am pleased to be able to offer free camping during that period at the excellent Glen Nevis campsite, thanks to the support of Ewen Cameron and his team and we can also arrange subsidised hostel or B&B accommodation and help with travel costs if necessary; as we appreciate the costs involved for volunteers can sometimes be prohibitive.

Owners of Ben Nevis summit and surrounding land, the John Muir Trust, are also running a volunteer weekend at this time based at Steall and we are very interested in combining forces/sharing volunteers if you’d like to work on different projects. Their weekend includes accommodation at the Steall Bothy and this may also be available to FoN pathwork volunteers. Please contact their volunteer coordinator, Sandy Maxwell, directly if you’d like work at Steall and also let me know what you’d like to do on the different days so Sandy and I can liaise.

If you’d like more information or to put your name down, please contact me by e mail and leave a phone number if you’d like me to call you – which I will do as soon as possible. Once again, thanks very much for considering helping Friends of Nevis and I hope to hear from you soon.

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Founder and Chief Adventure Officer of Macs Adventure. With a passion for adventure and active travel, I firmly believe that the very best way to discover a country, its landscape, culture and people is under your own steam. I have travelled extensively in Southern and East Africa, Australasia, Europe and Asia and spend my time walking, climbing, mountain biking and kite-surfing in Scotland and around the world. I love living in Glasgow with my wife, son and daughter, although I am trying unsuccessfully to convince them to move closer to my favourite kite surfing spot in Troon.