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.
SeasonsMunros can be walked year round; but if the midges bite you then avoid summer, and if you are not comfortable on snow then avoid winter.
CentresBraemar, Aviemore, Inverness, Fort William, Skye, Ullapool, Torridon. Through treks and wild camping also possible.
DifficultyMunros range from straightforward to virtually climbing, with appropriate skills required. Real mountaineering in winter conditions.
Must SeeStac Polly at dawn, sunset over the western Isles, your big grin after doing the In Pin.
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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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