Scottish Wilderness - An Teallach

3 Days

Price from: £599.00

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Trekking
Wilderness

A demanding trek in the rugged Scottish Highlands

  • Scottish Wilderness - An Teallach image
  • Highlights
  • Fulfilling expedition
  • Alpine-like skyline
  • Superb scrambling
Here is an opportunity to truly get away from it all for a long weekend. You will be picked up from Inverness airport on a Friday and transferred to you accommodation. The next day you will undertake this demanding mountain walk with the help of an experienced mountain guide. On Sunday you will be returned to the airport for your flight home.

Flights are available to Inverness from:

Luton, Gatwick or Bristol with Easyjet
Gatwick, Southampton, Birmingham or Manchester with Flybe

Activity Information

An Teallach by Loch Toll An Lochan
Location
: The Northern Highlands
Length: 15km / 9.25 miles
Ascent: 1430m / 4690ft
Time: 9 hours

Difficulty
: This route is very demanding - even without the difficulties it is a strenuous outing with steep ascents and descents. The amazing alpine skyline of knife-edged crests and rocky pinnacles above Loch Toll an Lochan offers a superb scramble and is both technically absorbing and incredibly exposed. The crux section is beyond Corrag Bhuidhe Buttress, over the three tops of Corrag Bhuidhe followed by Lord Berkeley's Seat, then ascending to the summit of Sgurr Fiona (Scrambling Grade 3) although easier variations are to the SW.        

Seasons
: Summer conditions may be expected from June to September and winter conditions from October to May. However, stalking may be in progress from August to to October.

Comment: An Teallach offers one of the most spectacular skylines in the Scottish Highlands. It is not to be done easily, and is best tackled, in a clockwise direction around Coir a' Ghiubhsachain and Toll an Lochan - an immensely fulfilling and satisfying expedition for those fit and competent enough to meet the challenge. With its pyramidal spires, jagged pinnacles and knife edges, the skyline of An Teallach is one of the most impressive in the whole of the Scottish Highlands. This route follows a great horseshoe around Toll an Lochan, beginning along the 'marble staircase' of polished quartzite, then ascending Sail Liath, and finally ending down the nose of Glas Mheall Liath: it is undeniably one of the most perfect of mountain adventures. It is also an outing in the upper stratum of difficulty, where a reasonable degree of physical fitness is a minimum requirement.        

An Teallach is a complex mountain massif, with ten distinct summits over 3,000 feet (914.4 metres). From 1891 to 1981, only the highest of these, Bidean a' Ghlas Thuill, had the status of a Munro - a separate mountain over 3,000 feet. In 1981 the Scottish Mountaineering Club granted Munro status to Sgurr Fiona, and the complete list of Munros and tops (subsidiary summits) is now as follows:
  • Bidean a' Ghlas Thuill - 1062m / 3484ft
  • Glas Mheall Mor - 979m / 3212ft
  • Glas Mheall Liath - 960m / 3150ft
  • Sgurr Fiona - 1060m / 3478ft
  • Corrag Bhuidhe - 1040m / 3412ft
  • Lord Berkeley's Seat - 1030m / 3379ft
  • Sgurr Creag an Eich - 1017m / 3337ft
  • Stob Cadha Gobhlach - 960m / 3150ft
  • Sail Liath - 954m / 3130ft
  • Corrag Bhuidhe Buttress - 945m / 3100ft

Pre-requisite:

This package is designed for pre-formed groups of 4-6 people. It is a pre-requisite that you have a good level of fitness and/or summer mountain walking experience. Dates may also be available mid-week upon request.

Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Inverness where you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your accommodation

Day 2

An Teallach by Loch Toll An Lochan led by an experienced mountain guide.
Return to accommodation.

Day 3

Transfer back to the airport for flight home.

What's Included?

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Packed Lunch
  • Vehicle hire and driver/support guide
  • Qualified & experienced mountain guide
  • Transfers to/from airport
  • Discount outdoor clothing voucher for Cotswold Outdoor and Montane

Not Included

  • Flights to Inverness

Information

Price is per person based on a group of 6, prices for groups of 4 or 5 will be higher. Please specify group size at time of booking.

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