AFS MOUNTAINEERING

Beinn a'Ghlo & the Blair Atholl Munros In Winter

9-11th March 2021

 
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Beinn a'Ghlo & the Blair Atholl Munros in Winter

Tuesday 9th - Thursday 11th March 2021

ABOUT THE EVENT

Beinn a'Ghlo is a huge mound boasting 3 Munros: Càrn Liath, Bràigh Coire Chruinn-Bhalgain and Càrn nan Gobhar.
Usually tackled from around Blair Atholl, this is a brilliant day out on a wide undulating ridge. I've done this circuit as part of a memorable 3-day wild winter camping epic, and also as a single winter walk. And I've done the route in both directions.
Heading along the Glen past the mountains gives you the chance to traverse the ridge roughly west to east so that you get the setting sun on the return which as you'll see in the pictures below, was timed perfectly! 

This is a massively rewarding experience when the weather plays ball!

Carn a'Chlamain and Beinn Dearg are both remote Munros with a long walk in. Both have their own unique character and charm - the feeling of real wilderness all around you. 

We'll tackle Beinn a'Ghlo, Carn a' Chlamain and Beinn Dearg over three separate days and the weather will dictate which order we do them in. There is no guarantee that we will reach summits as winter in Scotland on the mountains can be brutal with hurricane strength winds and white out blizzards. However, we will have some epic days in the wild regardless.

Munros:

Beinn a'Ghlo: Càrn Liath (975m / 3,199ft), Bràigh Coire Chruinn-Bhalgain (1,070m / 3,510ft) and Càrn nan Gobhar (1,121m / 3,678ft).
Beinn Dearg (1,008m / 3,307ft)

Carn a' Chlamain (963m / 3,159ft)

Meeting Point:

08:00 at different spots in the area depending on which Munros we tackle (weather will dictate). 

For Beinn Dearg and Carn a' Chlamain we meet at Glen Tilt Car Park (Link opens Google Maps in a separate tab)

For Beinn a' Ghlo we meet here (Link opens in a separate tab) 

We'll know more about which hills and which order nearer the time. 

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Difficulty: There are good approach tracks but higher up these may well be snow-covered. Beinn a'Ghlo is 22km (13.7 miles) total distance with 1,250m (4,101ft) ascent. Beinn Dearg is 25km (15.5 miles) total distance with 830m (2,723ft) ascent. Carn a' Chlamain is 30km (18.6 miles) total distance with 830m (2,723) ascent. They are big days in winter conditions!

Cost: The full trip costs £295 per person (with discounts for bulk booking). Under 18s and dogs are welcome so long as they are accompanied by their parent/guardian. 

If you only want to come on one of the days that's fine and the trip costs £110 for the day (with discounts for bulk booking.

Please note that if there is a particular Munro you are interested in, given the time of year and the fact that the weather can be truly horrendous, I cannot guarantee which day we will attempt that particular hill. There is no guarantee we will summit.

Numbers: I can take a maximum of 8 and a minimum of 2.

 

Guided Trips - Frequently asked questions

Is this suitable for me?


The walk will be suitable for anyone with very good hill walking experience and stamina/fitness. They are big days out above anything else and we may well still encounter winter conditions at the top! It isn't an army march but we will be moving relatively fast. I will always try and accommodate everyone but if unsure please drop me an email.




What do I need to bring?


You will need basic walking clothes (not cotton or jeans!), some extra layers, waterproofs, hat and gloves. Plus some water or a thermos of tea/coffee/hot ribena! You can see the recommended kit list here Winter mountaineering equipment will very likely be needed. Walking poles are recommended.




I'm coming from further afield, where can I stay nearby?


This is up to you depending on your budget. There is a huge range of accommodation in Fort William




What's not included?


Accommodation (if applicable), Food, Personal Insurance, Personal equipment, Transport




How much is the trip and how do I book?


The trip costs £240 per person for the three days and £110 per person for just one of the days. There are discounts for bulk purchases. Again, please note that if there is a particular Munro you are interested in I cannot guarantee which of the three days we will attempt it as it is so dependent on the weather! I won't know until a day or so beforehand. To book please see below. Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions.




What are the Terms & Conditions?


Please see the Terms and Conditions section by clicking the link. You can also see the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy.




I've got some more general questions...


Please see the General FAQ section by clicking the link here. If you've still got questions then please get in touch!




How do I get there?


The nearest large town is Fort William. Howeverl Spean Bridge is close for the Loch Lochy Munros. There is a huge range of accommodation in Fort William. We may be able to arrange lifts (covid safe) if you do not have a vehicle. Fort William is served by mainline trains from around the UK. There is also the Citylink buses from the major Scottish cities.





 

TO BOOK

If you want to chat to me about the event then please feel free to do so - email is a good start as I'm often out and about with limited phone reception.
If you don't like the idea of the online booking or would prefer to pay a 10% deposit for now, that's fine as I can simply raise an invoice. Please note that this has an additional £5 non-refundable administration fee.
Or simply click 'Book Now' and follow the instructions. You'll get an automated confirmation reply but I'll follow that up when I get back to civilisation to say thanks and with more detail about the event.
Please ensure you've read the Terms and Conditions and you are aware of what you need to bring by downloading the gear list.
Please check carefully which tickets you are booking and for how many. We try and be flexible but of course that brings loads of options!
Join 1 Day for the Blair Atholl Munros
All 3 Days Beinn a'Ghlo & Blair Atholl Munros
FABIAN SEYMOUR

Summer Mountain Leader

Winter Mountain Leader

Rock Climbing Instructor

NNAS Tutor

fabian@afsmountaineering.co.uk

+44 07968207779

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