Scottish Wilderness - Beinn Eighe

3 Days

Price from: £599.00

Ref No: Activus 073

Trekking
Wilderness

Scottish wilderness at its best

  • Scottish Wilderness - Beinn Eighe image
  • Highlights
  • A major mountain expedition
  • Coire Mhic Fhearchair at sunset
  • Cross six major summits
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

Great Ridge of Beinn Eighe
Location: Torridon, Wester Ross, Northern Highland
Length: 19km / 11.75 miles
Ascent: 1425m / 4675ft
Time: 10 hours        

Difficulty: This is a long expedition: even the approach to the massif involves a considerable distance, as does the way out, and the ridge itself has six sections of ascent. Technically the most difficult part of the whole ridge lies in the negotiation of the shattered quartzite pinnacles of the Bodaich Dubh (the Black Men/Pinnacles, also known as 'Black Carls'): if tackled directly they make interesting scrambling (Scrambling Grade 2), though with care the difficulties can be bypassed. 

Seasons:
Summer conditions may be expected from June to September and winter conditions from October to May.      

Comment
: This is a major mountain expedition; moreover it is linear, and requires two vehicles or pre-arranged transport. Tackling it this way, from east to west, has the advantage of ending in Coire Mhic Fhearchair (Corra vik erra-ka), a particularly magical place at sunset and with an excellent, recently reconstructed paved path leading all the way back to the road. This one deserves a dram of ale at the end of a long and fulfilling mountaineering experience.        

The full traverse of the main ridge is the longest of all the Torridon ridge traverses and is a magnificent expedition. In all there are six seperate sections of ridge, each with its own particular character, crossing six major summits. Setting off from the east, the traverse begins with the steep climb of the east ridge of Creag Dhubh, and ends with the highest top of all, Ruadh-stac Mor; finally you descend into the hallowed, magical mountain sanctuary of Coire Mhic Fhearchair, before making the long circuitous trek back to Torridon: The end of a successful day.

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

Arrive at Inverness airport where you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Day 2

Great Ridge of Beinn Eighe walk with experienced mountain guide.
Return to accommodation.

Day 3

Return to 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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Grade: Challenging

Suitable for...

experienced mountain walkers

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