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Many people are drawn to Lochaber to climb Ben Nevis, the UK's highest peak, but there is a lot more to do in the Lochaber area than just one mountain!
In many cases, the other mountains of Lochaber are quieter, more remote and wildly beautiful. They will take you through once-inhabited areas, long since abandoned by families whose ancestors lived here for hundreds of years. You will take stock of stunning vistas, giving the opportunity for incredible photographs to be taken.
There are several distinct areas to choose from, and countless mountains to conquer within each area. Be sure to state which mountain(s) you wish to climb when booking so that we can choose the most suitable route together. Areas include:
The Mamores; Situated between Ben Nevis and Loch Leven, the Mamores are essentially a long ridge-line of summits which offer a range of walking options, from single day ascents to multi-day expeditions. Popular winter routes include the Ring o' Steall, Stob Ban and the Mamore Traverse. Please contact me to discuss the area and what you would like to achieve.
The Aonachs and Grey Corries; The Little and the Big - made famous by the Nevis Range Ski Resort and the World class mountain biking trails, these two mountains are well worth a visit in their own right. Aonach Mor also provides a vast amount of winter climbing opportunities, and is almost a winter 'cragging' venue. The Grey Corries provide one of the country's finest ridge walks, incorporating numerous peaks and covering around 26 km or varying mountain terrain. A must for the fitter and more adventurous hillwalker, this route is serious undertaking in winter.
Creag Meagaidh; Lying some miles NE from Fort William, Creag Meagaidh is a stunning mountain surrounded in glorious Highland scenery and its remoteness can be keenly felt. A number of interesting routes will suit any fitness level and ambitions. The walk into Coire Ardair to see its awe-inspiring cliffs is a personal favourite. This is a great area to practice various winter skills and this is incorporated into any attempt on the summit.
Glen Finnan and Ardgour; Out West you will find the remote and simply stunning areas of Ardgour and Glenfinnan. Ardgour offers unobtrusive serenity and mile upon mile of unspoilt mountain landscape, as well as glorious sea views. Glenfinnan, made famous by Bonnie Prince Charlie, is the gateway to some enchanting mountains such as Streap, a lovely ridge traverse, and the Glenfinnan Horseshoe which enjoys spectacular scenery and a rich historical surrounding.
Routes in all of these areas vary from mountain to mountain, some are longer or more arduous than others, so please contact me to discuss what you would like to do and we can tailor your day to your requirements.
Or call 07738665418 to arrange a Tailor Guided day