29th April or 20th May 2022
Friday 29th April or Friday 20th May
ABOUT THE TRIP
The remote landscape of the north-west of Scotland is the most rugged in the Highlands. Moorland is pitted with lochans from where imposing mountains rise abruptly and dramatically. The landscape holds some of Scotland's most iconic mountains, one of which is An Teallach which we're planning to ascend on this exciting day.
An Teallach's crests with their pinnacles towering above dark corries dominate the skyline from Little Loch Broom and Dundonnell.
From Corrie Hallie, we'll hike up a good track gaining height gradually. As the ground levels, Sail Liath is our first objective. It is a long pull up the slope to gain the summit, but the views of the Corrag Buidhe make it all worth while once we get there! There is an intermediate top to go over before we start the ascent of Corrag Buidhe. Superlative sandstone makes for scrambling on good sound rock, and we'll take bypass paths to avoid any difficulties.
We'll then head north-west for Lord Berkley's Seat - an overhanging rock high above Loch Toll an Lochain. Sgurr Fiona is not much further and we'll pause up here to take in the views. It is a straightforward descent and re-ascent to the last Munro of the day, Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill, before we descend down into Glas Tholl for the walk back to Corrie Hallie, passing some lovely waterfalls.
If conditions are not ideal for an airy scramble, we may opt to take an alternative route to the summits - Both Munros can be bagged from Dundonnell missing out anything potentially terrifying!
An Teallach - Sgurr Fiona (1,060m / 3,478 ft)
An Teallach - Bidein a' Ghlas Thuill (1,061m / 3,384ft)
09:00am Corrie Hallie Car Park
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Difficulty: These are big and challenging hills and will require good fitness and a head for heights. There is some easy scrambling on the ridge but we will mainly avoid the difficulties. There are relatively good tracks throughout the area though some are steep and the bypass tracks still need a head for heights. If we avoid the difficulties and head up from Dundonnell, there are still sections of easy scrambling
Cost: The day costs £99 per person. 16-18 year old's are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian. You will need to provide your own transport and accommodation
Numbers: I can take a maximum of 4 and a minimum of 2 for the trip to proceed. If there are fewer than the minimum numbers you will be offered a full refund.
For some inspiration have a look at some previous trips!
Please Note: This trip is replacing the same trip that was originally organised by Steven Fallon Mountain Guiding (SFMG). I have kindly been given agreement to replicate the event now as SFMG has ceased operating. I was due to be guiding the event on behalf of SFMG. Much of the text has been taken from the SFMG website event page with permission.
Guided Trips - Frequently asked questions
Is this suitable for me?
You will need to be fit and have some walking experience.
What do I need to bring?
You will need walking clothes (not cotton or jeans!), some extra layers, waterproofs, hat and gloves. You'll want to bring some food/lunch which you can easily eat. Plus some water or a thermos of tea/coffee/hot ribena.
I'm coming from further afield, where can I stay nearby?
This is up to you depending on your budget. This is a popular area in summer so advance booking is advised. There is accommodation ranging from campsites through tohostels and hotels in Torridon and Kinlochewe.
What's not included?
How much is the trip and how do I book?
The guided walk for the day costs £99 per person. To book please see below. Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions.
What are the Terms & Conditions?
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How do I get there?
There is the Citylink bus that travels between Inverness and Ullapool. From Braemore Junction, you'll need a car