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Cairngorms 4000s Wilderness Trek

Sat 6th - Sun 7th August 2022

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About the event:

This is a wilderness excursion wildcamping into the heart of the Cairngorms to take in the 5 Munros over 4000ft. It is a perfect trip to consider joining if you want to experience wild camping for the first time and learn about the 'leave no trace' practice.


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. Huge rounded Munros with views across Scotland in good weather. 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. (The Devil's Point - a Munro under 4,000ft) 5. (Carn a' Mhaim - a Munro under 4,000ft)

6. Ben Macdui (1,309m / 4,295ft) 7. Cairn Gorm (1,244m / 4,081ft)

Meeting Point:

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 or boulder fields. We will be carrying our camping equipment for the two days walking. Although the super fit could do the full circuit in a day, we'll be carrying exped rucksacks which will slow us down. This is a good one for those who have never experienced true wildcamping before. The total route is roughly 50km (31 miles), ascent 2,800m (9,186ft).

Cost:

The trip costs £199 per person (with discounts for booking more than one).

16-18 year old's are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You will need to provide your own transport, accommodation, travel insurance and camping equipment (though I can sometimes provide bits and bobs).

Numbers:

There are a maximum of 6 places and a minimum of 3 for the trip to take place

Equipment:

Please see the All Activities and Wildcamping sections in the Kit List. I can advise on gear and I have a few bits and bobs I can lend out on a first come first serve basis.

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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. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions too.


To book simply click 'Register Now' and follow the instructions (or on mobile, the link below). 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 booking 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!


Cairngorms 4000s Wilderness August Trek - Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th August 2022