Expeditions in the Cairngorms
I tailor the journey around your objectives. Maybe you want to bag a specific remote munro, seek out the best spots to photograph the magnificent views, or explore sites of historical note. Just let me know your interests when you make a booking enquiry.
Some sample expeditions are outlined below, but please get in touch if you've something else in mind and I'll be happy to discuss a bespoke trip. Details for each walk are included to give a sense of how challenging a journey it is likely to be, although on the day we can flex to suit your interests and the prevailing weather conditions.
Pricing: £110 per person per day (minimum of two people for two days), including loan of an expedition rucksack & liner, tent, sleeping system and cooking system, as well as your expedition rations.
Classic Cairngorms: Pine to Peak
A two day route which captures the essence of the Cairngorms. The walk transitions from Caledonian Forest to the Braeriach plateau, camping by the Wells of Dee, and returns along a strech of the historic Lairig Ghru.
Details. Distance: 34km. Ascent: 1300m. Approximate time: 2 days.
The Drove Roads: Lairig Ghru & Lairig an Laoigh
Circuit the Cairngorms following two historic mountain passes. Whilst not summiting any of the mountains, this two day route still reaches a height of over 800m and has incredible views.
Details. Distance: 52km. Ascent: 1180m. Approximate time: 2 days.
The Cairngorm 4000s
Complete a circuit of the 4000ft peaks of Cairn Gorm, Ben Macdui, Cairn Toul, Sgor an Lochain Uaine and Braeriach (which includes four of the five highest mountains in the UK). The first record of a the circuit dates back to 1912, with the current hill running record standing at just over four and a half hours! We'll take a more leisurely pace, and can complete the route over two or three days (the latter giving time to take in some extra Munros should you wish).
Details. Distance: 35km. Ascent: 2200m. Approximate time: 2-3 days.
Loch Avon & the Shelter Stone
Journey into Loch Avon (pronounced A'an), where we can visit the Shelter Stone - a howff, or natural refuge, in which generations of mountaineers have slept - and climb some of the more remote Munros. Depending on which summits you're keen on this could be a two or three day trip.
Details. Distance: flexible, c. 30km. Ascent: flexible, c. 1800m. Approximate time: 2-3 days.