2020 is the year to do something you never thought you could.

This is the year to do something you never thought you could.

6 walks over 5 months culminating in summiting Britain’s highest peak to see in the Summer Solstice.

40 hours professional coaching & guiding

Individually prepared fitness programme

Exclusive personal trainer access

Qualified nutritional advice

Your own world-first SS2020 T-shirt!

We're passionate about getting people outdoors and into the amazing Scottish Highlands.

We're also passionate about helping people achieve genuine well being - in both body and mind. Which is why we created our Solstice Summit challenge. Whether you've rarely walked more than from the tele to the fridge or you already enjoy walking outdoors, the Solstice Summit challenge will be great adventure.
We will support you every step of the way with up to 40 hours of professional coaching and guiding. Five months access to a Personal Trainer with online access outwith our regular monthly training walks. An individual fitness program. Personalised dietary and nutritional advice. And of course, the all important, event 'T' shirt!
If you've never walked in the Highlands before, or if you have and want to push yourself a little further, for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience Ben Nevis Solstice Summit is for you.

The walks

Walk 1 Falkland Estate walk

Sunday 10th January 2021 at 0830

Our journey to Ben Nevis starts with a meet and greet over coffee at the Pillars of Hercules café in the Falkland Estate inf Fife. There we will take you through what the challenge over the next 6 months looks like and answer any questions you are sure to have.

From there we will head out onto the low level trails around the Falkland Estate within the Lomond Hills Regional Park for a brisk walk during which will be opportunity for more detailed discussions around training plans for you to work on in the 4 weeks between Challenge meetings. Allan, your training mentor will give you his direct contact details so you can keep in touch weekly for coaching and guidance through the Challenge programme.

The day will last about 5 hours.

The walks

Walk 1 - 1st February. Falkland Estate walk

Our journey to Ben Nevis starts with a meet and greet over coffee at the Pillars of Hercules café in the Falkland Estate inf Fife. There we will take you through what the challenge over the next 6 months looks like and answer any questions you are sure to have.

From there we will head out onto the low level trails around the Falkland Estate within the Lomond Hills Regional Park for a brisk walk during which will be opportunity for more detailed discussions around training plans for you to work on in the 4 weeks between Challenge meetings. Allan, your training mentor will give you his direct contact details so you can keep in touch weekly for coaching and guidance through the Challenge programme.

The day will last about 5 hours.

Walk 2 Hill walk on paths in and around the Lomonds Regional Park

Sunday 6th February 2021 at 0900

Our second walk will be a day of walking the trails around Falkland Estate in the Lomond Hills Regional Park, this time taking in some elevation and views from one of the viewpoints in the park. For those not used to any sort of hill walking, this will be your first opportunity to test you hill legs!

On our route we will have time for further discussion on preparation and training plans for the remaining four walks as well as addressing your goal setting and progress so far.

The day will last about 6 hours.

Walk 2 - 7th March 2020. Hill walk on paths in and around the Lomonds Regional Park

Our second walk will be a day of walking the trails around Falkland Estate in the Lomond Hills Regional Park, this time taking in some elevation and views from one of the viewpoints in the park. For those not used to any sort of hill walking, this will be your first opportunity to test you hill legs!

On our route we will have time for further discussion on preparation and training plans for the remaining four walks as well as addressing your goal setting and progress so far.

The day will last about 6 hours.

Walk 3 Ben Vrackie

Sunday 7th March 2021 at 0900

Ben Vrackie stands tall behind Pitlochry and is a popular hill walk for those visiting the town. It gives a lovely view south out over the town into the lovely Perthshire countryside. This is our first chance to get out into the hills proper, and if you've not been before, you'll get to see and feel why it is such a joy to be outdoors in the Scottish wilderness.

We'll have more in-depth discussion of understanding the fundamentals of hill walking including what to wear and what to carry to make sure you are always prepared for any eventuality as well as how to walk on uneven terrain. There will also be a chance to see how a map and compass work.

This will be our first mountain, although just shy of the magical Munro height of 914m, Ben Vrackie is not to be underestimated, effort will be required to summit and take in its amazing views, so be ready! It's a great introduction to real highland walking

The day will last around 6 hours.

Walk 3 - 4th April 2020. Ben Vrackie

Ben Vrackie stands tall behind Pitlochry and is a popular hill walk for those visiting the town. It gives a lovely view south out over the town into the lovely Perthshire countryside. This is our first chance to get out into the hills proper, and if you've not been before, you'll get to see and feel why it is such a joy to be outdoors in the Scottish wilderness.

We'll have more in-depth discussion of understanding the fundamentals of hill walking including what to wear and what to carry to make sure you are always prepared for any eventuality as well as how to walk on uneven terrain. There will also be a chance to see how a map and compass work.

This will be our first mountain, although just shy of the magical Munro height of 914m, Ben Vrackie is not to be underestimated, effort will be required to summit and take in its amazing views, so be ready! It's a great introduction to real highland walking

The day will last around 6 hours.

Walk 4 The Beinn a Ghlo range

Saturday 3rd April 2021 at 0830

Now is where things get a wee bit more challenging. You are about to tackle your first multi-Munro ( although you may have done at least one more in training), it's time for a multi-summit walk.

Beinn a'Ghlo is a fantastic massif of some 22 km including over 1,200m of ascent. It's a mini mountain range all in itself with three separate peaks, all Munros. It has a relatively high start\finish point of around 340m at the car park at Loch Moraig and the going is mainly on good paths, although there are areas of wet, boggy ground.

Group fitness may determine whether two or three of the Munro summits can be achieved in our day but our initial goal will be all three.

It will take between 7 and 9 hours to complete all three Munros.

Walk 4 - 2nd May. The Beinn a Ghlo range

Now is where things get a wee bit more challenging. You are about to tackle your first multi-Munro ( although you may have done at least one more in training), it's time for a multi-summit walk.

Beinn a'Ghlo is a fantastic massif of some 22 km including over 1,200m of ascent. It's a mini mountain range all in itself with three separate peaks, all Munros. It has a relatively high start\finish point of around 340m at the car park at Loch Moraig and the going is mainly on good paths, although there are areas of wet, boggy ground.

Group fitness may determine whether two or three of the Munro summits can be achieved in our day but our initial goal will be all three.

It will take between 7 and 9 hours to complete all three Munros.

Walk 5 Choose you own

This one is over to you. Following a discussion with Challenge P.T. Allan, pick any walk in the recommended level from wayymarkoutdoor to be taken prior to mid June 2021 as final prep for the main event.

Walk 5 - Choose you own

This one is over to you. Following a discussion with Challenge P.T. Allan, pick any walk in the recommended level from wayymarkoutdoor to be taken prior to mid June 2020 as final prep for the main event.

Soltice Summit Ben nevis

At last - the big day. It will be a truly memorable experience of seeing the sunrise from the highest point in the UK on the longest day of 2021.

This is a magnificent walk, a real achievement, as we will ascend the mountain track in darkness by torchlight. We will carefully ascend at a slow pace, it is in the dark after all, aiming to be on the summit by 0400, to await the sunrise at about 0430. We will celebrate the solstice with a wee dram of Malt Whisky or a mug of hot chocolate. Please note that the weather conditions are outwith our control and in the event of low cloud or other poor visibility, seeing the sunrise may not be possible.

Congratulations! You've now climbed Britain's highest peak and in the dark, well done. What's your next challenge?

Soltice Summit - June 21. Ben nevis

At last - the big day. It will be a truly memorable experience of seeing the sunrise from the highest point in the UK on the longest day of 2020.

This is a magnificent walk, a real achievement, as we will ascend the mountain track in darkness by torchlight. We will carefully ascend at a slow pace, it is in the dark after all, aiming to be on the summit by 0400, to await the sunrise at about 0430. We will celebrate the solstice with a wee dram of Malt Whisky or a mug of hot chocolate. Please note that the weather conditions are outwith our control and in the event of low cloud or other poor visibility, seeing the sunrise may not be possible.

Congratulations! You've now climbed Britain's highest peak and in the dark, well done. What's your next challenge?

Normally £300, our earlybird rate of £250 is about to end, so join now!

Includes all 6 walks plus personal training guidance and support and Wayymark Challenge T-shirt.

There's only limited availability so now is the time to sign up!