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Ben Alder Range. 

A pleasant if long trek in and out of a superb wild area, with the first day to mountain bike in from Dalwhinnie to the Cula bothy. Then in the second part of the day ascend Carn Dearg 1034m M98. With 2 full days in which to bag Ben Alder 1148m M25 and Beinn Bheoil 1019m M112. Another day to ascend Aonach Beag 1116m M37 and Geal Charn 1132m M26. Biking back out the 4th day and if time ascending The Fara 911m which is only just short of Munro status.

Ben Alder Range Expedition Course Dates
31 May - 3 June 2017
28 - 31 August 2017
By arrangement for 4 or more

 

 Fee £ 

contact us for details.

Grey Corries, Aonach Beag, Aonach Moor, Carn More Dearg and Ben Nevis 

The Grey Corries lie east of the Ben Nevis range and south of Spean Bridge. The mountains form a spine creating superb high-level ridge walking. Spend an exhilarating 3 day expedition with us along this spectacular range bagging 8 Munro summits. Meeting at Spean Bridge we will walk out to the bothy. From there we can bag the Corbett of Sgurr Innes. The next day head for the main ridge and picking of Stob Ban 977m M178 before Stob Choire Claurigh 1177m M15. Off along the ridge to Stob Corie an Laoigh 1116m M38. Down and up to Sugurr Choinnich Mor 1094m M52 and on to Aonach Beag 1234m M7. This is a long day and we normally spend the nigth on the col between Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor. Alternatively, if we are walking wel,l dropping down to the col between Monarch Berge and the CMD. There is ample water supply and pleasant camp / bivvy sites. Next day up on The CMD arête 1220m M9 and on the summit of Ben Nevis 1344m M1. Down the tourist path to Fort William. This is a spectacular expedition granting superb views (weather dependent).

Grey Corries Range Expedition Course Dates
23, 24 & 25 April 2017
28, 29 & 30 May 2017
1, 2 & 3 September 2017
Buy arrangement for 4 or more

Fee contact us for details.

Black Mountains

This is the range of mountains you hurry past on the A82 heading from Bridge of Orchy to Gen Coe. This majestic range is often photographed in winter from the A82. This walk takes in 4 Munros over 33km and Includes a visit to the Kings House Hotel. 

Starting at the Inveroran Hotel on the Old Military Road, now forming part of the West Highland Way, we continue to Victoria Bridge and Forest Lodge. Climbing up to Stob a’ Choire Odhair 945m M226, Stob Ghabhar 1090m M55, dropping slightly to then climb up to Creise 100m M50and on to Meall a’ Bhuridh 1108m M45. From the summit we drop down to the A82 and on to The Kings House Hotel. We return to our starting point along the West Highland Way. This undertaking requires one night out either camping or bivyving

Black Mountains Expedition Course Dates
20 -21 April 2017
4 - 5 May 2017
By arrangement for 4 or more

Fee contact us for details.

 

Glen Affric

Starting from the car park at the end of the road we mountain bike to Glen Affric YHA. This hostel is in a very remote location with the car park approx 7.5 miles away. Based at the hostel or camping outside we have access to 8 Munros. After biking in to our base camp we can quickly bag An Scoach 921m M269. Next come Sgurr nan Cesthreanhnan 1151m M22 and Mullach na Dheiragain 982m M167. These are followed by A’ Chralaig 1120m M33 and Mullach Fraoch – Choire 1102m M49 another day. We have an easy day to bag Criste Dhubh979m M173. and finish off with Beinn Fhada 1032m M100 and A’ Ghlas – Bheinn 918m M273. The final day is spent packing up and mountain biking back to the car park. Dependent on availability and numbers this expedition can be based at the Strawberry Cottage.

 Glen Affric Expedition Course Dates
May / June 2016 TBC
By arrangement for 4 or more

Fitness Levels Scottish wild and remote expeditions

Due to the remote nature of the expeditions and lack of easy escape routes, you as a participant should ensure that you have an appropriate level of fitness to manage the expeditions. The distances are not long and we have all day to enjoy and savour the surroundings and route. Participants need to have the ability to carry 30lbs (ish) on a daily basis. Though this is not impossible some practice is advised if you have not experienced this weight. The terrain covered is mainly on paths and tracks, which may be rough, rocky and wet at times plus there is some un-pathed terrain.

 

 

  

The Glen Shiel and Kintail area of North West Scotland is a magical area of impressive mountain ridges rising steeply from shores and glens. Crags, corries and cliffs, often well-hidden  from roadside view, tempt hillwalkers to the ridges and summits. We're here to help you discover the famed Five Sisters, South Sheild Ridge and other nearby Munros, including the Forcan Ridge.

Base in the Glen Shield area for 5 days where there is plenty of accommodation from Camp site, BB, Self catering cottages to Hotels. Being close to the west coast of Scotland the weather can be changeable, but below are a number of options for your 5 days of walking, aiming to tick off a number of the area's Munro summits. They are listed and undertaken in no particular order. At the end of each day the provisional option for the next day will be made. This may change at the next morning's meeting should weather or group members decide.

 South Glen Shiel Ridge  

7 Munros are toped in this excellent 14km ridge walk. Starting at the famous Cluaine Inn first topping Druim Shionnach 987m M160. With a quick out and back to Crag a’ Mhaim 947m M218. Then off  east to Aonach air Churith 1021m M109 and Maol Chinn – Dearg 981m M168. From there, we can head north to return to the road and Cluanie Inn. Continuing eastwards, the next peak is Sugg an Doire Leathain 1010m M122, followed by Sgurr an Lochain 1004m M131 and finally Crag nan Daml 918m M274. From here there are two options of decent:first is by way of the North ridge leading to the Battle car park on the main road; the alternative is descending the Bealach Duibh Leac and down the Allt Mhalagain to the road. 

The Saddle and Sgurr na Sgine via the Forcan Ridge.

From the car park on the main road you climb up the stalker's path to the coll. Then on to the start of the Forcan Ridge with its ever increasing knife edge. There is one short difficult section then on to the summit of The Saddle 1010m M121. From the summit we drop down and start the climb up to Sguss na Sgine 946m M223. Returning to the road via Faochag and the spur to the road. 

North East Shiel Ridge

From the car park a short distance west of Cluanie Inn a broad grassy ridge rises on to Aonach Meadhoin 1001m M135. Turning west we reach Sgurr a’ Bhealaich Dherig 1036m M96. The final top is Saileag 956m M205. Then down to the Bealach an Lapain which leads back to the road. 

The Five Sisters of Kintail

This is a classic Scottish hill expedition picking off three Munros during the traverse. Starting at the Eastern end of the ridge a car park just after the Glen Shield battle site gives access to the Bealach an Lapain. This climb is hard work zig zaging to the coll. .Once up you are rewarded with a magnificent traverse. First on to Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe 1027m M105; then north to Sgurr na Carnach 1002m M134 and Sgurr Fhisran 1067m M70. Descending the ridge by Sgurr na Moraich and almost into the front door of the Kintail Lodge hotel. This walk on a clear day gives view north to Torridon, west to The Cullins and south to Ben Nevis. 

East end of Glen Shiel - A’ Chalaig and Mullach Fraoch – Choire.

These two Munros can be climbed as a short day. Parking is a sort distance west of the Cluanie Inn. You quickly climb up the spur gaining the ridge leading to A’ Chralaig 1120m M33. Continuing north crossing the top of Stob Corire na Craiaig 1008m where the ridge becomes narrower and leads with difficulty to the summit of Mullach Fraoch Choire 11102m M49. The best decent is to return by the ascent route.  

Glen Shiled and Kintail Course Dates
10 -14 April 2017
22 - 25 May 2017
5 - 8 September 2017
By arrangement for 4 or more

 This course does not include accommodation.

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