AFS MOUNTAINEERING
The Fannaichs Munros
30th April - 2nd May 2022

 
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The Fannaichs Munros

Saturday 30th April - Monday 2nd May 2022

ABOUT THE TRIP

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

This whole area is just spectacular. You start on the high plateau between Inverness and Ullapool around Braemore Junction - the split for the Fisherfields and Beinn Dearg range. Up here you get the views to Torridon, Beinn Dearg, An Teallach in it's spectacular razor-notched glory and up to the far north.

The terrain through the main Glen follows good tracks for the most part and there are paths through most of the bouldery bits. But a lot of the area has an other worldly wild quality that is almost pioneering about it.

There is magic up here when the weather plays along. Wispy clouds, localised mysterious fog patches.

Sgurr Mor is a stunning mountain. Elegant. At 1,110m this is the highest point in this range. Most of the others are all hovering just below the 1,000m mark. Neighbouring Beinn Liath Mor Fannaich (my 200th Munro on my first round) gives the best views of it. Accessible yet remote, dramatic yet doable in a (very long) day, sweeping ridge lines, squelchy ground, good paths, boulders. It has a bit of everything...

Munros:

A' Chailleach (997m / 3,271ft)

Sgurr Breac (999m / 3,278ft)

Sgurr na Each (923m / 3,028ft)

Sgurr nan Clach Geala (1,093m / 3,586ft)

Meall a' Chrasgaidh (934m / 3,064ft)

Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich (954m / 3,130ft)

Sgurr Mor (1,110m / 3,642ft)

Meall Gorm (949m / 3,113ft)

An Coileachan (923m / 3,028ft)

Meeting Point:

09:00am Loch Droma on the A835 for the Eastern group, Loch a' Bhraoin for the western group

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 (long) day. It's a great day out - but you're moving relatively fast. We'll be tackling these over three days and which ones we choose to do will depend largely on the weather. We'll have a warm up day (likely A' Chailleach & Sgurr Breac) on day 1, the big day on day 2 (likely Beinn Liath Mhor Fannaich - An Coileachan) and a shorter day on day 3. Depending on who is booked onto the trip and group decisions, we can even do all in two days and go and have a day elsewhere!

Cost: The three days guiding costs £179 per person (if booking for one person) with discounts for booking more people. 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 events 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 good paths in most places apart from the eastern group which can be swampy and unpleasant on ascent/descent. 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 Gairloch-Poolewe-Dundonnell road.




What's not included?


Accommodation (if applicable), Food, Personal Insurance, Personal equipment, Transport. You will need your own mountain bike.




How much is the trip and how do I book?


The trip costs £179 per person if booking for one. There are further discounts if booking more than one 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?


There is very limited transport. The Citilink buses travel from Inverness to Ullapool and you can get as far as Garve by train. After that you would need to speak to me about a lift. 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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    The Fannaichs Munros
    30 Apr, 09:00 – 02 May, 17:00
    Braemore, Braemore, Garve IV23 2RU, UK
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