AFS MOUNTAINEERING
Monar South Glen Carron Munros
June 2022

 
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The Monar - South Glen Carron Munros

 

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June 2022

ABOUT THE TRIP

Between Torridon and Affric, the mountains of Monar are grand peaks sitting in a vast and fairly remote area. The mountains all have very different character, some with wide plateaux, others with narrow ridges and summits perched above precipitous drops. Views from the peaks are excellent, with fine vistas northwards to the Coulin Forest and Torridon peaks and westwards to Skye and beyond.

Moruisg and Maoile Lunndaidh have vast plateaus, untypical for western peaks, whereas the peaks of Sgurr Choinnich, Bidean an Eoin Deirg and Sgurr a'Chaorachain have long fine ridges. Bidean a'Choire Sheasgaich is craggy on its northern side and Lurg Mhor has an interesting notched gap leading to its eastern top.

There is good biking in this huge area. Two of the days we'll need to make use of them to access these huge areas!

Possible Munros (the days given may not occur in this order! Weather dependent):

Day 1

Biking in from east of Achnashellach Station. The link will take you to the start place on Google Maps in a separate tab)

  • Maoile Lunndaidh (1007m, 3,304ft)

  • Sgurr a'Chaorachain (1053m, 3,455ft)

  • Sgurr Choinnich (999m, 3,278ft)

Day 2

Biking in from Atterdale Station. The link will take you to the start place on Google Maps in a separate tab)

  • Bidean a'Choire Sheasgaich (945m, 3,100ft)

  • Lurg Mhor (986m, 3,235ft)

 

Day 3

Walking in from the road between Achnasheen and Achnashellach. The link will take you to the start place on Google Maps in a separate tab)

  • Bidean a'Choire Sheasgaich (945m, 3,100ft)


Moruisg (928m, Munro 254)

 

CorbettsSgurr nan Ceannaichean (913m)

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DifficultyThese are big and challenging hills with some steep descents, long distances, some dodgy "bridges", potential for river crossings and will require good fitness. There is a small section of scrambling off Bidean nam Nian. There are relatively good approach tracks throughout the area and we'll use mountain bikes to get in as far as we can.

Cost: The three days guiding costs £179 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 to get there, mountain bike and accommodation.

Numbers: I can take a maximum of 8 and a minimum of 4 for the trip to proceed. If there are fewer than the minimum numbers you will be offered a full refund.

 

Guided Trips - Frequently asked questions

Is this suitable for me?


You will need to be fit and have some walking experience. Some of the walks are longer than others and they are often off tracks and there are rocky sections. I will always try and accommodate everyone but if unsure please drop me an email.




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. You'll need to bring your own mountain bike You can see the recommended kit list here.




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


This is up to you depending on your budget. There are hostels and campsites that line the A890 which is the road passing through Glen Carron.




What's not included?


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




How much is the trip and how do I book?


The guided walks for the weekend costs £179 per person. 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?


If you're not driving, there are Citylink buses from Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Alternatively it may be possible 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 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 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.
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...
Any problems then please get in touch
  • Monar Munros - South Glen Carron
    Monar Munros - South Glen Carron
    Achnasheen
    24 Jun, 08:00 – 26 Jun, 17:00
    Achnasheen, Achnasheen IV22 2EH, UK
    Sorry about the location given - you'll find the accurate locations given on the original web page for the event...
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