Scotland (Ben Nevis & Glen Coe) hiking weekend
The Mountains of Lochaber – (Hard/Strenuous)
About the Scotland Hiking Weekend
Cost includes all transport from Dublin airport, accommodation, and 3 days guided mountain hikes.
We will stay in the Inchree chalets in Onich, 8 miles from Fort William.
Day 1 – Ascent of Ben Nevis
We will climb Ben Nevis, at 1344 metres the highest point in the United Kingdom, from the Visitor Centre in Glen Nevis. To attempt this mountain you would need to be a reasonably experienced hillwalker with a good level of fitness and stamina. There is a steep and steady climb up a well made mountain path for much of the ascent, which becomes more rocky towards the summit.
The distance is 17km (10.75 miles), with approx 1300 metres of ascent. The hike should take around 9 hours to complete. ( Note that mountain weather can be unpredictable, and as a result we may have to alter the itinerary to make our climb on day 2).
Day 2 – Glen Coe
Beloved by car advert makers and James Bond movies, driving through the majestic Glen Coe is something that we never tire of. The valley is lined by a series of seemingly inaccessible towering peaks. We have a huge choice of mountains to climb here, and our exact itinerary will depend on the prevailing weather and our energy reserves on the day!
Our options include Bidean nam Bian (1050 m), Stob Dearg (1022 m) and Stob Coire Raineach (925 m).
Day – 3 Optional hike
After the exertions of the previous two days, you may wish to take it easy and do a little sightseeing. For those with a little more energy there will be a 4 -5 hour hike arranged. Possibilities include The Lost Valley, Glen Nevis and the Polldubh Falls or the Caledonian Canal.
We will leave in the late afternoon for our return journey to Glasgow and our flight home to Dublin.
|MEETING POINT||Dublin Airport 12.00 Friday.|
|RETURN TIME||To Dublin approx. 23.00 the following Monday.|
|EQUIPMENT||Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential – without these items you will regrettably be excluded from participating; walking trousers are advised or comfortable athletic clothing, (no jeans please); spare warm layer e.g. fleece; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are optional.|
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OSI Sheet: Explorer Map OL17
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