Scrambles in Lochaber

A guide to scrambles in and around Lochaber including Ben Nevis and Glen Coe

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9781852842345
Published
11 Dec 2009
Edition
Second
Pages
192
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
Weight
250g

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A guidebook to scrambles in Glen Coe and Ben Nevis and throughout the Western Highlands of Scotland. Includes Loch Laggan hills, Ben Alder, Mamores, Etive Hills, Blackmount, Cruachan, Appin hills, Ardgour, Loch Lochy area, Knoydart and South Glen Shiel. Well-known and hidden routes.

Seasons Seasons
These scrambles are described under dry, summer conditions. In winter conditions they can become serious mountaineering and climbing outings.
Centres Centres
Fort William, Glencoe, Kinlochleven.
Difficulty Difficulty
A range of scrambles from straightforward with avoidable difficulties to serious, exposed mountaineering days ie Castle Ridge and Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis.
Must See Must See
Aonach Eagach and other well-known trips but also remoter, hidden gems such as Garbh Bheinn. Ben Alder.
Availability
Published
ISBN
9781852842345
Published
11 Dec 2009
Edition
Second
Pages
192
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
Weight
250g
  • Overview

    This guide describes some of the best scrambles to be found within a 45km radius of the town of Fort William, an area which includes not only Ben Nevis and Glen Coe, but also Ben Alder to the east, Ben Cruachan to the south, Garbh Bheinn to the west and The Saddle to the north. Most of this area falls within the Lochaber Area of the Highland Council. It is the most popular area in the whole of Scotland with hillgoers, and justifiably so, for it contains some of the most varied and spectacular mountain scenery in the Highlands. The guide contains over seventy routes in Lochaber.

    This guide is for those who seek more interesting routes. A number of the scrambles described here have been popular for years and are fairly well worn, but many others are little frequented and consequently have a certain pioneering atmosphere about them. Some experience of route finding will be useful in such cases. The majority of scrambles involve lengthy sections of hillwalking in approach or descent, and this should be taken into account when planning an outing.

  • Contents
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    PREFACE

    INTRODUCTION
        Grading of scrambles
        Maps, heights and distances
        Navigation
        Weather
        Access
        Equipment
        Accommodation
        Geology, history, fauna and flora

    THE EASTERN GROUP
        The Ben Nevis Range
        The Loch Laggan Hills
        The Ardverikie Hills
        Ben Alder and Geal-Chàrn

    THE SOUTHERN GROUP
        The Mamores
        North Glen Coe
        The Etive Hills
        The Blackmount
        Ben Cruchan
        The Glen Creran Hills
        The Appin Hills

    THE WESTERN GROUP
        Ardgour

    THE NORTHERN GROUP
        The Loch Lochy Hills
        Knoydart
        South Glen Shiel

    APPENDIX I: Bibliography
    APPENDIX 2: A Glossary of Gaelic Words for Hillgoers
    INDEX OF SCRAMBLES

  • Maps

    OS Outdoor Leisure 1:25,000

    Harveys Maps

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