The ultimate mountain marathon

Suitable for

Beginners with good fitness

Group size


Ideal length

2 days

When to go

All year round


From £220pp

This adventure takes place near Fort William (Highlands), a popular town at the foot of Ben Nevis, widely known as the 'outdoor' capital of the UK. If you’re looking for an extreme British mountain challenge, then the famous Tranter Round is definitely for you. This is a marathon like undertaking, with stunning mountains all around.

On the day you can expect your guide to meet you in Fort William or your accommodation at 9.00am. You will check over your gear and then set off to the start point. Let the adventure begin!

This is not for the faint hearted. On the two days you'll cover 36 miles, 6000 feet of ascent and take in Ben Nevis and 18 other Munros, with an open air bivouac for your night's sleep. Over the two days you’ll learn the basics of map reading and route finding, which will be put to the test on a night navigation exercise. The guide's objective is to both provide an adventure and help you on your way towards becoming a self sufficient mountaineer.

The adventure will suit the aspiring adventurer with a good level of fitness and endurance and there will be limited possibilities to leave the adventure once it's started (but that adds to the fun, right!). You'll enjoy a hearty meal at the end to celebrate your accomplishment.

All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s a truly impressive mountain challenge, which very few have undertaken (and very few guides offer). We recommend you first contact the guide to agree a date. Adventure sorted!

Your guide

Robert Lovell is an expert in organising mountain challenges. As a Mountain Leader, he got into exploring at a young age and now pretty much all his spare time is dedicated to mountaineering. The sense of adventure, wilderness and freedom that he feels in Scotland is a feeling he wants to share with others. Robert currently lives in Newcastle with his wife Bex; so he spends the summer cragging across the UK and the winter travelling up to Scotland for mountaineering adventures, with the occasional expedition abroad thrown in. He has too many brilliant trips and days out to name a single favourite - put simply he loves being outdoors and challenging his clients.

Contact Robert today on 07484301842 or send him a booking request through our system. 

Additional info

Optional extras include extending the adventure over 3 days (ask the guide).

Bring your personal mountain clothing, sleeping bag and plenty of snacks. The guide will provide the rest of the overnight camping gear, stove and food (a full kit list will be sent to you).

Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Robert Michael Lovell.


  • Accommodation during the adventure
  • Transport during the adventure
  • Option for pickup from bus/train/airport
  • Evening meals and breakfast on the hill

Not Included

  • Personal expenditures (e.g. pub drinks)

How to get there

Car to Fort William

From London it is a 9hr 30 mins drive to Fort William.

Train to Fort William

You can take the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston to Fort William in just under 13 hours.

Plane to Fort William

Flights to either Glasgow or Inverness are available from most London airports. Then hire a car or take a train to your destination. Inverness to Fort William by train takes 1hr 50 mins and from Glasgow a little longer.

Where to stay

For a family run B&B experience try Tigh na Drochaid Bed & Breakfast in Nevis Bridge, from £35/person. Call 01397 704177. 

For a characterful guest house experience try St Andrews Guest House in Fort William, from £48/person. Call 01397 703038.

Client reviews

With his down to earth approach and wide ranging experience not to mention his persistent sense of fun, you're in safe hands with Rob.

Douglas (England)

Really useful, fun weekend. Rob shared a huge amount of knowledge and set us up with basic winter skills, improved my confidence so I felt able to safely manage a winter hill route by myself the following weekend. Brilliant course. Thank you Rob.

Ellie (Glasgow)
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From £220pp