AFS MOUNTAINEERING
The Mullardoch 9 Munro Circuit
18th - 19th June 2022

 
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The Mullardoch 9 Munros Circuit

Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th June 2022

ABOUT THE TRIP

This circuit consists of 9 Munros. They can be tackled over a series of walks or even in a day for the enthusiastic.

West of the Highland Boundary Fault, crests and ridges form long chains of peaks leading into a wild area surrounding Loch Mullardoch and Loch Affric. The peaks are high, with Carn Eighe being one of only 3 mountains in the UK with a prominence of more than 1000 metres !

With no roads or tracks along Loch Mullardoch, and with only a narrow single track road reaching Mullardoch dam through Glen Cannich, there is a real sense of remoteness in this area. The highest peaks in the group afford superb views to Kintail, Torridon and beyond.

The Munros to the north of Loch Mullardoch (Carn nan Gobhar to An Socach), which are for the most part grass covered, are accessed using fine stalkers paths and hydro tracks. The mountains to the south of Loch Mullardoch and above Glen Affric are rougher, require more effort and have no obvious pathed routes accessing from Loch Mullardoch. There are no technical difficulties on the routes described, apart from some short very easy scrambling east of Carn Eighe in a few places.

We'll be making full use of Angus and his Mullardoch boat ferry across Loch Mullardoch both days and the price includes this fee.

Munros (days not necessarily in order - weather will dictate):

Day 1 - South Mullardoch / North Glen Affric

Beinn Fhionnlaidh (1005m, 3,297ft)
Carn Eighe (1183m, 3,881ft)
Mam Sodhail (1181m, 3,857ft)

Tom a'Choinnich (1112m, 3,648ft)
Toll Creagach (1054m, 3,458ft)

Day 2 - North Mullardoch

An Socach (1069m, 3,507ft)

An Riabhachan (1129m, 3,704ft)

Sgurr na Lapaich (1150m, 3,773ft)

Carn nan Gobhar (992m, 3,255ft)
 

Meeting Point:

08:00am Loch Mullardoch

To view the rough start points on Google Maps, please click on the loch name links above. This will open in a separate tab.

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DifficultyThe whole range can be covered in a 2-day wilderness trek but we'll be doing them over 2 days. They are tough hills with repeated ascent and descent. There are pathless areas where we'll have to just find our way up steep slopes.

Cost: The tw days guiding costs £269 per person and includes the ferry fee for both days. 16-18 year old's are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian. You will need to provide your own transport, travel insurance and accommodation.

Numbers: I can take a maximum of 8 and a minimum of 4 in order to run the events. If there are fewer than the minimum numbers booked you'll get a full refund. If you want to book for more than 4 places please get in touch.

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 this trip on behalf of SFMG.

Here are some pictures from past visits here to inspire you!

 

Guided Trips - Frequently asked questions

Is this suitable for me?


You will need to be fit and have some walking experience. There are some quite brutal ascents over pathless terrain as well as some minor scrambling sections. They are long days. I will always try and accommodate everyone but if unsure please drop me an email.




What do I need to bring?


You will need all of the essential kit plus the wilderness extras. You can see the recommended kit list here. I can hire out tents, camping equipment etc and details are in the General FAQs.




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


This is up to you depending on your budget. There are B&Bs, campsites and hotels along the A82 road that runs between Inverness and Fort William. The nearest accommodation is glamping pods at Craskie: https://www.craskieestate.com/




What's not included?


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




How much is the trip and how do I book?


The trip costs £269 per person. This includes the ferry both days. 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?


There is very limited transport. The Citilink buses travel from Inverness to Fort William and there are villages along the route. However, there is no public transport into the Benual estate and a car is needed. The nearest village is Cannich. Alternatively it may be possible for someone else coming to arrange to pick you up en route. If you are willing to offer a lift please let me know.





 

TO BOOK

If you want to chat to me about the adventure then please feel free to do so - email is a good start as I'm often out and about with limited phone reception.

To book, please 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 trip.
Please ensure you've read the Terms and Conditions and you are aware of what you need to bring by downloading the gear list.
Any problems then please get in touch
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