NW Highlands Winter Mountaineering

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Winter mountaineering

North West Highlands - 3 nights

Join us for our annual winter mountaineering weekend walking in what is known as 'The Great Wilderness', an area of Scotland that contains mountains, moor, deer and a rare collection of trees.

Please remember that this is a winter mountain environment and we will be a small group. As such you should have a good level of fitness and be comfortable hiking in challenging terrain, using ice axes and crampons, as it is intended that we will be doing mountaineering in snow. If in doubt please message the event leader for guidance. The exact nature of activities on offer will be dictated by the weather conditions on the day - in the advent of adverse weather we will be doing low level walks in the local area as being on the mountain tops is not a place to be in wild weather!

Staying at a bunkhouse built in 2009, we have a couple of days walking in the area for there is plenty to go and see. An undoubted target will be An Teallach, a "Page 3 of a Munro", which is only a short drive west - a mountain which has great views, an amazing scramble along its pinnacles and is a full on challenge in winter conditions. Alternatively there is a remote day out which starts a mile north at Inverlael taking in four Munros of the Lael Forest, among many other mountains in the area.

Or if the weather takes a turn we could explore the Inverpolly National Nature Reserve, peer into the depths of Corrieshalloch Gorge or have a wander around Lael forest garden, an arboreta with examples of 200 different species of tree from around the world; as well as many lower level walks.


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