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Inspirational guidebook to 50 challenging routes for mountaineers, scramblers, hillwalkers and fell runners, many long enough to backpack over 2 days, especially in winter (12 to 25 miles). A mix of classic routes and unsung gems across Scotland from Galloway to the Outer Hebrides in widely differing wild landscapes. With customised OS mapping.
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Scotland’s mountains are among the wildest in Europe, thinly populated and still lightly touched by modern development. This is a hard empty land of rock, loch and bog, sculpted by glaciers and dominated by the elements but also a land of great beauty, with water and mountains in a unique balance. That rugged beauty, toughness and isolation are what bring hillwalkers, backpackers and fellrunners back time and again for some of the greatest mountain days (and nights) to be found anywhere in the world.
Some of the 50 walks described in Great Mountain Days in Scotland are well known classic challenges – such as the Lochaber Traverse and Cairngorms 4000-ers – while others approach a favourite mountain from a new angle or combine several in a testing way. Each one can be crammed into a single, long day or backpacked over two to spend a little longer in this rugged and addictive landscape.
Great Mountain Days in Scotland spans the whole of Scotland from the Southern Uplands to the Outer Hebrides, reflecting the rich diversity of the upland areas and the sheer quality of its finest peaks.
The ferry service over to Barrisdale is no longer running but it might still be possible to arrnage a private boat in Arnisdale for this short run.
Also the bunkhouse website is www.barisdale.com (not www.barrisdale.com).
|Camps, bivvies, bothies and howffs|
|Maps and guidebooks|
|Access – the legal situation|
|The hill environment|
|Using this guide|
|1 Ben Hope and Ben Loyal|
|2 Ben Klibreck|
|4 Ben More Assynt, Conival and Breabag|
|5 Suilven and Canisp|
|6 Seana Bhraigh and Càrn Bàn|
|7 The Beinn Dearg four|
|8 Traverse of the Fannaichs|
|9 An Teallach and the Beinn Deargs|
|10 Fisherfield Six|
|11 Beinn Eighe|
|12 Liathach and Beinn Alligin|
|13 Coulin Forest|
|14 Circuit of Loch Monar|
|15 Loch Mullardoch hills|
|16 Carn Eige, Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan and more|
|17 Cluanie Horseshoe from Glen Affric|
|18 Beinn Fhada, The Brothers and the Five Sisters|
|19 South Glen Shiel Ridge to The Saddle|
|20 Ladhar Bheinn and Loch Hourn|
|21 The Sgurr na Ciche range – a Rough Bounds round|
|22 Glen Finnan circuit|
|23 Beinn Odhar Bheag and the Rois-Bheinn group|
|Lochaber, The Central and Southern Highlands|
|24 Creag Meagaidh|
|25 Ben Alder and the Geal-chàrn group|
|26 Lochaber Traverse|
|27 The Mamores|
|28 Glen Coe circuit|
|29 Black Mount Traverse|
|30 Glen Etive hills|
|31 Ben Cruachan, Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a’ Chochuil|
|32 Achallader’s five Munros|
|33 Tyndrum’s five Corbetts|
|34 Ben Lui, Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig|
|35 Crianlarich hills|
|36 Arrochar ‘Alps’|
|37 Ben Lawers group and the Tarmachan Ridge|
|38 Beinn a’Ghlo, the Tarf and the Tilt|
|39 Munros of Glen Feshie|
|40 Cairngorms 4000-ers|
|41 Beinn a’ Bhuird and Ben Avon|
|42 Lochnagar via The Stuic|
|43 Glen Clova circuit|
|44 Galloway hills|
|45 Glen Rosa circuit, Arran|
|46 Cuillin Traverse, Rum|
|47 Bla Bheinn, Sgurr na Stri and Sligachan, Skye|
|48 Trotternish Ridge, Skye|
|49 An Cliseam range, Harris|
|50 Uig hills, Lewis|
|Appendix 1 Walk Summary Table|
|Appendix 2 Key Summits and Ranges|
|Appendix 3 Further Reading|
|Appendix 4 Useful Contacts and Websites|