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.
A guidebook presenting 70 routes visiting 143 of Scotland’s 282 Munros (mountains over 3000ft). Covering the northern Highlands and the Isle of Skye, the hikes require good fitness and navigation skills plus experience in remote mountainous terrain: while many are straightforward ascents, some involve scrambling, rock climbing and river crossings.
The routes range from 7 to 46km (4–29 miles), with the option to reduce walking distance on some of the longer routes by cycling the approach.
- Part of a 2-volume set: an accompanying Cicerone guidebook, Walking the Munros Vol 1 – Southern, Central and Western Highlands, is also available
- Clear route description illustrated with 1:100,000 mapping
- Notes on maps, parking, accommodation and access for each route
- Lists of all the Munros (by height and alphabetically)
- Pronunciation and translation of Gaelic mountain names
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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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