Black Mount Traverse


A 4 Munro epic that finishes at a pub! What's not to like?

  • 60 British pounds

About this event

To the east of Glen Etive, the four Munros of the Black Mount form a striking and very photogenic quartet on the fringes of Rannoch Moor. Such is the complexity of the topography, it is difficult to truly appreciate the grandeur of this mountain range in miniature, without getting amongst them and exploring their interior. Stob Ghabhar is arguably the most shapely peak of the group and a vast myriad of ridges stretch out from its summit in all directions like the fingers on an outstretched hand. Stob a' Choire Odhair, located at the end of one of these fingers, feels like more of a satellite than a separate Munro in its own right. At the northern end of the range, Creise and Meall a' Bhuiridh, towering over the Ski resort on the lower slopes, complete the quartet. To complete the classic end-to-end traverse is no small undertaking and a good level of fitness will be required to enjoy the day to it's fullest. On our varied and committing route we will encounter plenty of steep ground and some mild scrambling up to Grade 1. Much of our route is pathless and on crossing the evocatively named Bealach Fuar-chathaidh (Pass of the cold spindrift), it is not unusual to encounter some powerful gusts. Elsewhere on the route, we will follow excellent stalkers paths that ease the going considerably. It is most likely that we'll complete the traverse from south to north starting at Victoria Bridge and ending at the Ski resort in Glencoe. Weather conditions may dictate otherwise but, whichever way we tackle it, we'll shuffle cars around at the beginning to avoid a lengthy walk back along the West Highland Way at the end of the day. This Central Highlands Classic of all four Black Mount Munros is a unique challenge and, if incorporated with visits to Inveroran Hotel and Kingshouse, may offer one of the finest pub-to-pub crawls in Scotland! Walk Stats Distance - 12.5miles / 21 km Ascent - 2000m Time - 10-12 hours Online booking for this event is available on the following dates: Saturday 9th July 22 Saturday 10th September 22 For more information about our route and the terrain, the level of difficulty, the amount of experience required and level of fitness, please follow the 'Useful Info' link on the Menu bar at the top of the site homepage. Here you will also find the 'Kit List' link providing recommendations on essential kit you will need to bring with you


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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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