Cairngorms 4000s

8th August 2020


The Cairngorms 4000s Challenge

Saturday 8th August 2020


Forget the National Three Peaks or Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenges. They are totally yesterday! This is a challenge to take in the 5 Munros over 4000ft in the Cairngorms National Park in a day. There are only 4 other 4000ers in Britain, all in Scotland across in Lochaber: Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg, Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag).

It is an epic and I'll aim to meet everyone the evening beforehand in Aviemore to run through the plans. It'll give folks chance to get there and also the Sunday to recover and get home! 

Munros (assumes clockwise direction though we may go anticlockwise):

1. Cairn Gorm (1,244m / 4,081ft)
2. Ben Macdui (1,309m / 4,295ft)
3. Cairn Toul (1,291m / 4,127ft)
4. Sgor Lochain Uaine (Angels Peak) (1,258m / 4,127ft)
5. Braeriach (1,296m / 4,252ft)

Meeting Point:

07:00am Sugarbowl Car Park

To view the start point on Google Maps, please click here. This will open in a separate tab.

Difficulty: Level 4 - Hard & long mountain day(s). Long approach which may be over rough terrain. Several steep ascents or descents, some rough terrain (boulderfield, scree, bogs or deep heather). Possible and occasional easy ungraded rock-scrambling which will be highlighted in the route description. You will need to be a fairly regular hill walker in different weather conditions and have a good level of fitness and stamina. 

The route is roughly  39km (21 miles), ascent 2300m (7,545ft), Estimated time 14hrs

Cost: The trip costs £120 per person (with a 10% discount if booking for 2-3 people, and a 15% discount for booking 4 or more). 16-18 year old's are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian. You will need to provide your own transport, accommodation and equipment (please see the gear list for details).

Numbers: There are a maximum of 10 places and a minimum of 4 for the trip to take place.



If you want to chat to me about the day 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.
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 day.
Please ensure you've read the Terms and Conditions and you are aware of what you need to bring by downloading the gear list.
A quirk of the website hosting system means there are a range of ticket options (apologies about that). Please check the number you are booking for on the ticket options and ensure you request that number of tickets...
Cairngorms 4000s
Aug 08, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sugarbowl Car Park,
Aviemore PH22 1RB, UK
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