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Beinn a'Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach

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A delightful ridge-walk with some of the biggest winter cornices you will ever see!

  • 60 British pounds

About this event

On the north side of the A86, nestled halfway between the villages of Spean Bridge and Newtonmore lie a cluster of 5 Munros. The group are conveniently split into two manageable size clusters of 3 Munros and 2 Munros. We are here to visit the 2 Munros which make up the western half of the group, Beinn a' Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach. Beinn Teallach was previously though to be a Corbett but a later re-survey found that it just reaches Munro status by a mere 20cm, making it the smallest Munro in Scotland! Beinn a' Chaorainn, by contrast, is a substantial summit, soaring to 1052m. It takes the form of a huge whaleback ridge running roughly north to south and boasts 3 distinct summits. The central summit is the highest and the cairn is positioned precariously close to the precipitous eastern cliffs. In winter, some huge cornices can form here requiring some very careful navigation. A straight line between summits would drop you straight through the cornices!!! Additional Information Maximum Group size is 6 and online booking is available on the following dates: Wednesday 17th January 24 All participants will require an ice axe and crampons (not micro-spikes). If you do not have your own equipment then I do have a limited supply available to hire at a small additional charge of £10. Please drop us an email with your requirements. Equipment can also be hired locally. You might like to try: Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports in Fort William - 01397 706220 / Scottish Mountain Hire based in Fort William - 07752 587388

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Cancellation Policy

If you choose to cancel your booking : Booking cancellations must be made in writing. If you cancel more than 28 days before an event takes place, your payment will be refunded minus a £10 booking deposit. If you cancel 28 days or less before an event takes place, no payment will be returned. We do not offer credit towards future events in place of a refund. We strongly recommend you take out appropriate holiday insurance to cover for unforeseen events that may cause you to cancel your booking. If we have to cancel your booking : Regardless of reason, in the very unlikely event that we have to cancel your booking, then we will refund your payment in full. We will try and give as much notice as possible. For weather related cancellations, notice could be as short as a couple of days. For other reasons, we would hope to give a fortnight's notice, possibly more. We cannot be held liable for additional costs you may have incurred such as accommodation or transport you may have booked.

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