The Glenshee Munros In Late Winter
11-13th March 2022
Glenshee Munros in Late Winter
Friday 11th - Sunday 13th March 2022
ABOUT THE EVENT
The Glenshee Munros are arguably straight forward. The large eastern plateau offers 6 Munros in a day in summer whereas to the west lies the Cairnwell three. Behind these are some slightly remoter and more challenging hills though compared to their more northern cousins on the higher main Cairngorms Plateau, they are relatively straight forward. These can be great late winter days out. The ski centre detritus litters these hills in summer making three of them at least rather grim and sad places. Once past the ski areas they offer fabulous days walking.
We'll aim to explore the Munros in the area, and which ones we tackle and how many will depend largely on the weather. There is no guarantee that we will reach summits as late winter in Scotland on the mountains can still be brutal with hurricane strength winds and white out blizzards. However, we will have some epic days in the wild regardless.
Creag Leacach (987m / 3,238ft), Glas Maol (1,068m / 3,504ft), Tom Buidhe (957m / 3,140ft), Tolmount (958m / 3,143ft), Carn an Tuirc (1,019m / 3,343ft)
The Cairnwell (933m / 3,061ft), Carn a' Gheoidh (975m / 3,199ft), Carn Aosda (917m / 3,376ft)
Glas Tulaichean (1,051m / 3,448ft), Carn an Righ (1,029m / 3,376ft)
An Socach (944m / 3,097ft), Beinn Luthern Mhor (1,045m / 3,428ft), Carn Bhac (946m / 3,104ft)
08:00 at different spots in the area depending on which Munros we tackle (weather will dictate).
However, for a view of the area from Google Maps, please click here (This will open in a new tab).
Difficulty: There are good approach tracks but higher up these may well be snow-covered. There may be deep powder snow which can be energy sapping!! Given the longer daylight hours we'll aim to make the most of the light.
Cost: The trip costs £199 per person for all three days and only £79 per person for one of the days (both options with discounts for bulk booking). Under 18s are welcome so long as they are accompanied by their parent/guardian.
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.
If you need to borrow mountaineering equipment should the weather dictate you will need to state on the booking form. You can also book in advance from Braemar Mountain Sports in Braemar.
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 in winter!
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!
I'm coming from further afield, where can I stay nearby?
This is up to you depending on your budget. Ballater and Braemar have a range of accommodation. It is worth checking in Glenshee as there is self-catering accommodation but these tend to get booked up fast.
What's not included?
How much is the trip and how do I book?
The trip costs £199 per person with discounts for bulk purchases. If you only wish to join us for particular Munros on a day you have this option too and it costs £79 per person with discounts 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?
Braemar is the nearest town with generally good bus connections to Aberdeen. Coming from the south (Blairgowry) can sometimes be a problem if the glenshee road is shut due to too much snow).
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!
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