Cairngorms 4000 Munros
11-12th September 2021
The Cairngorms 4000s Wilderness Wildcamping Trek
Saturday 11 - Sunday 12th September 2021
ABOUT THE TRIP
This is a wilderness excursion wildcamping into the heart of the Cairngorms to take in the 5 Munros over 4000ft. There are only 4 other 4000ers in Britain, all in Scotland across in Lochaber: Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg, Aonach Mor and Aonach Beag. Despite taking in such huge hills, this is a perfect trip for those with some good hill fitness keen to try out wild camping for the first time!
These are the best times to also avoid the midges!
It is an absolutely wonderful place. I'll aim to meet everyone the evening beforehand in Aviemore to run through the plans. We'll take in the Braeriach - Devil's Point ridge with a wild camp near Corrour Bothy, then take in Ben MacDui and Cairngorm.
Munros (We may do this in reverse depending on prevailing conditions):
1. Braeriach (1,296m / 4,252ft)
2. Sgor Lochain Uaine (Angels Peak) (1,258m / 4,127ft)
3. Cairn Toul (1,291m / 4,127ft)
4. (Carn a' Mhaim - a Munro under 4,000ft) Ben Macdui (1,309m / 4,295ft)
5. Cairn Gorm (1,244m / 4,081ft)
09:00am Sugarbowl Car Park
To view the start point on Google Maps, please click here. This will open in a separate tab. For dates, please see the booking section below.
Difficulty: There are some good tracks as well as some pathless sections with short scrambling sections. We will be carrying our camping equipment for the two days walking. This is a good one for those who have never experienced true wildcamping before. The route is roughly 39km (21 miles), ascent 2300m (7,545ft)
Cost: The trip costs £190 per person (£171 per person if booking for 2-3 people, and £161.50 per person 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.
Guided Trips - Frequently asked questions
Is this suitable for me?
You will need to be fit and have some walking experience. This is not a running event - it's walking and we will be aiming to keep a steady pace throughout the two days.
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. There is a range of campsites, hostels, B&Bs through to hotels in Aviemore but it is recommended you book in advance!
What's not included?
How much is the trip and how do I book?
The guided walk costs £190 per person with do=iscounts for bulk booking. To book please see below. Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions.
What are the Terms & Conditions?
I've got some more general questions...
How do I get there?
If you're not driving, Aviemore is on the mainline from anywhere in the UK. Inverness has an airport but you will need a hire car to get down to Aviemore or take a taxi into Inverness and the train down. If you are willing to offer a lift please let me know.
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.
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.
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