JUNE 26 - 30: ASSYNT, AN TEALLACH & THE WILD NORTH
When and Where?
Assynt is in the very far north, almost at the top of the country, but not quite. It's mountains are unique, individual islands of torridonian sandstone rising steeply from a vast, glacially scoured moorland. They call it a 'knock & lochan' landscape, and it's found in few places worldwide.
Our plan is to meet at Inverness Airport. From there we will drive north passed Ullapool to the village of Inchnadamph to find our peaceful hostel (accommodation is in shared dorms booked exclusively for our group). Here we will be surrounded by very little but mountain scenery and the local pub.
The summits in Assynt have characteristically breathtaking and uninterrupted views. They are also poetically named, some classic routes in the area are...
Suilven - Recently documented on screen in the film 'Edie'.
Quinag - A triple Corbett massif protect by the John Muir Trust.
Canisp - An ideal plaform from which to view the surrounding giants.
Ben More Assynt & Conival - A fantastic double Munro day.
We would also like to seize the opportunity to drive slightly further south and tackle the monumental ridge of An Teallach, deservedly regarded as one of the finest mountains in the country, along side the Black Cuillins of Skye. It is an adventurous and unforgettable day out with plenty of options along the ridgeline for fun and exposed scrambling.
Due to the nature of the hills in the area our hikes will involve lengthy walks (around 12 miles/20km). An Teallach involves some straight forward but exposed scrambling. Therefore this trip is suitable only for fit and experienced hikers.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
4 nights Hostel accommodation in dorms booked exclusively for our group 4 Breakfasts - Toast, Cereal, Tea/Coffee, Fruit Juice All transport in Scotland and airport transfers from Inverness. Guided hikes by trained Mountain Leaders (http://www.mountain-training.org/walking/skills-and-awards/mountain-leader) (MLTE) and qualified first aiders. Financial protection in accordance with the Package Travel Law 1992.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Lunches & Dinners - Our accommodation will have self catering facilities.
Recommended flights (See Below)
The meeting point will be at Inverness Airport on Saturday 26th June. We will drop you off at Inverness Airport on Wedensday 30th June. Our airport transfers will be timed to meet the following flights:
Recommended flights will be announced once the airlines announce their 2021 Schedules.
Other flights into Inverness are available or alternatively, feel free to drive or take the train but make sure you do not arrive later or leave earlier than the recommended flights.
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