Walking the Munros Vol 2 - Northern Highlands and the Cairngorms
By Steve Kew
Guidebook to walking the northern Munros, covering the northern Highlands, the Cairngorms and the Isle of Skye. 70 routes are described, including those up Ben Macdui, Braeriach and Cairn Gorm. Routes range from 7 to 46km, requiring a fair level of fitness. The second of two guidebooks to walking Scotland's Munros: peaks higher than 3000ft.
SeasonsWhile these hills can all be climbed throughout the year, these guides are intended for the summer hillwalker. Scottish winter conditions require additional skills and experience.
CentresWhile there are a few places, such as Braemar, Ullapool and Aviemore which could be used as bases, most of the routes are not close to villages or settlements that would be described as 'bases' without presenting a rather misleading picture.
DifficultyMany Munros are straightforward walks in summer conditions, but some involve river crossing, ridge walking, scrambling and climbing. Route descriptions include an assessment of the difficulties and challenges posed by each walk.
Must SeeVolume two of a two-volume guide to all 282 Munros, this title covers Torridon, An Teallach and the Northern Highlands from Ben Hope to Creag Meagaidh, including the Cairngorms and the Isle of Skye. It describes exciting and challenging routes over 143 Munro summits in some of the most extraordinary and beautiful parts of the highlands.
Volume two of Walking the Munros, this guidebook describes 70 challenging and inspiring routes up Scotland's iconic 3000ft+ mountains within the Northern Highlands, the Cairngorms and the Isle of Skye. The routes, which range from 7 to 46km (with the option to reduce walking distance on some of the longer routes by cycling the approach), cover 143 Munro summits, offering half and full-day walk and scramble options.
Clear and concise route descriptions are accompanied by 1:100K mapping, together with invaluable practical information on access, parking, accommodation and more. Also included are two handy indexes of the Munros - listed alphabetically and by height - a perfect resource for peak-baggers.
This guide incorporates both popular and lesser-known routes, and celebrates the raw and rugged beauty of these majestic mountains.
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Steve Kew is a freelance journalist and keen mountaineer. He started climbing in 1970, and since then has walked and climbed extensively in the Himalayas, Alps and the mountain ranges of Britain. He currently lives in southwest Scotland, and is an active member of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team and the Mountain Rescue Committee. His previous writing includes three books, many articles for newspapers and magazines, and radio drama for the BBC.View author profile
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