The 4000 Footer Challenge
Fancy a challenge for you and your friends? Tick off the 9 highest mountains in the UK, the only mountains over 4000ft! We will have 5 days of walking and a rest day in the middle to recharge for the final mountains of the trip. Please do feel free to get in touch to discuss dates and availability for 2017. Starting off in Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park we will meet the night before in one of the local pubs. Discussing our plans for the week it will be an ideal opportunity for you to get the chance to meet your guide for your challenge. Our first day will take us up onto the arctic like Cairngorm Plateau where we will climb Ben Macdui and Cairngorm. Not forgetting to keep an eye out for the Grey Man who reputedly haunts these mountains. It is a good start and the perfect warm up to our trip. Our next couple of days see's us loading our rucksacks and making our way through the highest mountain pass in the country the Lairg Ghru. Depending on conditions we may camp high but more than likely we will camp in the shadow of the Devil's Point in Glen Dee. Our next day will see us shouldering our packs and heading back over the fine mountains of Cairn Toul, Angel's Peak and Braeriach. A great high level hike we seldom drop below the 3000ft contour as we circumnavigate the Garbh Corrie where the oldest snow field in Scotland is located. We will spend a night in Aviemore before having a chilled day and making our way to Fort William The Outdoor Capital of the UK. Getting there around lunch time there will be free time for you to go and have a wander round town and prepare for the final days of your challenge. We will cheat on our ascent of Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag by getting the gondola at Nevis Range to 600m. A pleasant wander over the tops we will be able to see the mountains of tomorrow and the end of our journey Ben Nevis. Our last day will take us onto Carn Mor Dearg and it's infamous arete joining Ben Nevis. A fantastic finale with great views of Ben Nevis's North Face the highest cliffs in Britain. A head for heights is required but don't let that put you off what is a classic route. A celebratory meal in one of the fantastic local restaurants will finish the week off nicely. Accommodation can be recommended in both Fort William and Aviemore to suit your budget. A good level of fitness is needed for what is an arduous and challenging week of hiking. Tents and other equipment can be provided for the expedition.
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